Kirby Fowler, president of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, said one of his fondest Orioles memories was seeing Cal Ripken Jr. break Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games streak. But he and his wife weren't in the stadium. "We were watching the game on TV, our windows were open, we could hear the screaming and we said, 'We've got to be part of this,'" said Fowler, whose home at the time was in Otterbein, near the stadium. "We immediately ran over with our dog and joined an impromptu group of hundreds of people at the Babe Ruth statute, celebrating. ... It was a wonderful evening I'll never forget."
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