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September 19, 2001
Total games remaining - 19 Home games remaining - 10 Highlight: The New York Stock Exchange index rose more than 7,000 points during Ripken's streak, from 819.54 to 7,895.66.
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By Childs Walker | July 29, 2007
Honey dripped from the tongues of baseball greats yesterday as they praised this year's Hall of Fame inductees, Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn, for their skills with bat and glove. But their skills on fairways and greens? Well, not so much. The rain that had hit Cooperstown for two days cleared just in time for 27 Hall of Famers and two inductees to play in an annual golf tournament yesterday morning. Ripken and Gwynn played but, by their own admission, not at an expert level. They left that to Robin Yount, Mike Schmidt and a few others.
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SPORTS
July 18, 1995
By the number: During Ripken's streak, the Orioles have won 49.7 percent of their games.2,082: Consecutive games Ripken has played2,130: Lou Gehrig's recordSept. 6: Projected date to break record
SPORTS
September 19, 2001
Total games remaining - 19 Home games remaining - 10 Highlight: The New York Stock Exchange index rose more than 7,000 points during Ripken's streak, from 819.54 to 7,895.66.
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | May 30, 1992
OAKLAND, Calif. -- For the man involved it's just another work day, but for those who were there when it started, The Streak is one of the most remarkable accomplishments in baseball history.It was 10 years ago yesterday that Cal Ripken's name last failed to make a box score. Today the Orioles' perennial All-Star shortstop is scheduled to play in his 1,620th consecutive game, second only to Lou Gehrig's all-time record of 2,130."He's got 510 [games] to go and it's probably very reachable for him because he's so strong," said Rick Dempsey, one of three players from 1982 still wearing an Orioles uniform.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | September 5, 1995
Around game No. 1,250, New York sportswriter Dan Daniel, in a story that is probably more fable than fact, informed Lou Gehrig of his consecutive-games streak.There is no such Christopher Columbus when it comes to Cal Ripken's streak.Nobody discovered the streak. It sort of sneaked up on everybody -- writers, broadcasters, fans, even Ripken's former teammates -- evolving into the media-crazed event that it is today."I didn't give it any thought at all until three years ago," said Ripken's former teammate and HTS broadcaster, John Lowenstein.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker | July 29, 2007
Honey dripped from the tongues of baseball greats yesterday as they praised this year's Hall of Fame inductees, Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn, for their skills with bat and glove. But their skills on fairways and greens? Well, not so much. The rain that had hit Cooperstown for two days cleared just in time for 27 Hall of Famers and two inductees to play in an annual golf tournament yesterday morning. Ripken and Gwynn played but, by their own admission, not at an expert level. They left that to Robin Yount, Mike Schmidt and a few others.
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER | September 12, 1995
I know we are not supposed to hold sports figures up as role models for our children because, though they may have a perfect jump shot, they also have money, women, cars, jewelry and feet of clay.But I have to say, Cal Ripken's streak of consecutive games played has provided me with more child-rearing leverage than all the threats and bribes in Christendom."Cal Ripken didn't dump the last of his milk down the sink, and he's got a $500,000 endorsement contract today because of it.""Cal Ripken has a Gold Glove, and you can bet he still wears his cup during games.
SPORTS
September 7, 1995
You gotta play . . .Cal Ripken earned the numbers the hard way, but local gamblers are hoping to ride The Streak for some easy cash.Maryland State Lottery officials said the record-tying number, 2,130, and last night's record-breaking 2,131 both sold out this week on the four-digit number game. The lottery stops selling a number when a potential payoff reaches $7 million.There are two four-digit drawings a day. On Tuesday, 2,130 sold out for the evening drawing at 3:30 p.m. Eight minutes later, 2,131 sold out.Yesterday, 2,131 was sold out for the midday drawing at 8:05 a.m. and 2,130 sold out at 10:28 a.m. For yesterday evening's drawing, 2,131 was sold out from the moment lottery outlets turned their computers on at 6 a.m., having been bought up the night before.
NEWS
August 26, 1995
Cal Ripken Jr. is the best thing to happen to baseball in a long time.So if Cal Ripken sits down before he breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games-played record early next month, he'll do baseball a lot of good?Logic aside, so goes an intellectual soft pretzel of an argument being hawked by some people, most notably the New York Times' Robert Lipsyte and talk-show maven Larry King. Some respondents to Dan Rodricks' "This Just In" column in this paper have made the same contention -- that if Ripken purposely ties or falls short of Gehrig's 56-year-old record, he bestows special honor upon himself and the memory of Gehrig.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1998
The Streak died last night of natural causes. It was 2,632.Cal Ripken, who has played with grace and grit for a generation without daring to miss a game, stepped into manager Ray Miller's office shortly before last night's game against the New York Yankees and asked the unimaginable. He asked for the night off.Sixteen years after Earl Weaver penned his name on the lineup card on May 30, 1982, Ripken did what only he could do. Recognizing the time had come for him to let go of one of the game's most impressive records, he sat on the bench as the Orioles took the field for their final home game of the season.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1996
Ripken started at third base last night.Bill Ripken.But the other Ripken, big brother Cal, who has played shortstop in every Orioles' game for nearly 14 years, indicated that he'll move to third if that's what manager Davey Johnson wants."
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER | September 12, 1995
I know we are not supposed to hold sports figures up as role models for our children because, though they may have a perfect jump shot, they also have money, women, cars, jewelry and feet of clay.But I have to say, Cal Ripken's streak of consecutive games played has provided me with more child-rearing leverage than all the threats and bribes in Christendom."Cal Ripken didn't dump the last of his milk down the sink, and he's got a $500,000 endorsement contract today because of it.""Cal Ripken has a Gold Glove, and you can bet he still wears his cup during games.
SPORTS
September 7, 1995
You gotta play . . .Cal Ripken earned the numbers the hard way, but local gamblers are hoping to ride The Streak for some easy cash.Maryland State Lottery officials said the record-tying number, 2,130, and last night's record-breaking 2,131 both sold out this week on the four-digit number game. The lottery stops selling a number when a potential payoff reaches $7 million.There are two four-digit drawings a day. On Tuesday, 2,130 sold out for the evening drawing at 3:30 p.m. Eight minutes later, 2,131 sold out.Yesterday, 2,131 was sold out for the midday drawing at 8:05 a.m. and 2,130 sold out at 10:28 a.m. For yesterday evening's drawing, 2,131 was sold out from the moment lottery outlets turned their computers on at 6 a.m., having been bought up the night before.
SPORTS
By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | September 5, 1995
Around game No. 1,250, New York sportswriter Dan Daniel, in a story that is probably more fable than fact, informed Lou Gehrig of his consecutive-games streak.There is no such Christopher Columbus when it comes to Cal Ripken's streak.Nobody discovered the streak. It sort of sneaked up on everybody -- writers, broadcasters, fans, even Ripken's former teammates -- evolving into the media-crazed event that it is today."I didn't give it any thought at all until three years ago," said Ripken's former teammate and HTS broadcaster, John Lowenstein.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | September 5, 1995
Cal Ripken has said that someday, someone will break the consecutive-games record that likely will become his tomorrow night. But according to the calculations of a Vanderbilt University professor, the chances of that happening are extremely remote.Dr. Richard Larsen, a teacher of statistics at Vanderbilt and a rabid baseball fan, figured that baseball's second-most durable shortstop of 1995, San Francisco's Royce Clayton, has a .000000000000000017 chance of playing 2,130 consecutive games.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 19, 1991
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Cal Ripken consecutive-games streak turns 1,500 tonight, and the accomplishment will not go unacknowledged when the Baltimore Orioles open a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners at Memorial Stadium.The Orioles will honor Ripken in pre-game ceremonies for both the streak and his MVP performance in last week's All-Star Game.Ripken is the second player in major-league history to play in 1,500 consecutive games. Of course, he'll also be only the second to play in 1,501 consecutive games, and so on until he challenges Lou Gehrig's all-time record [2,130]
SPORTS
August 27, 1995
By the number: Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings ended in an 18-3 loss to the Blue Jays in 1987, a game in which the Orioles gave up a major-league-record 10 home runs.2,121: Consecutive games Ripken has played2,130: Lou Gehrig's recordSept. 6: Projected date to break record
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