9/6/95: Cal Ripken Becomes Baseball’s New Iron Man

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California Angels 2 at Baltimore Orioles 4, F — They called it the record that could never be broken. But Cal Ripken, Baltimore Orioles superstar, came to work for the 2,131st straight day, surpassing one of baseball’s most mythic records. When the game vs. California became official in the 5th inning, Cal had officially overtaken Lou Gehrig as baseball’s all-time Iron Man. Truly one of baseball’s most magical moments.

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