The Streak

Coverage of Ripken's record-setting streak of consecutive games played

July 22, 2007

Peter Schmuck: Schmuck: A life in the spotlight

It must have been terribly frustrating. Cal Ripken Jr. spent his entire Hall of Fame career trying to convey something that was so basic we all just assumed there had to be more to it.

July 22, 2007

Steele: Outsiders connected with Streak, missed on Ripken's greatness

Millions watched the festivities at Camden Yards on Sept. 6, 1995, when the "2131" banner was unfurled on the warehouse wall and Cal Ripken Jr. lapped the field slapping hands.

July 22, 2007

Peek beyond The Streak

Sometimes, one aspect of a ballplayer's resume is so striking that it obscures every other trait and accomplishment.

January 9, 2007

Hall of Fame

Voters: More than 2,131 reasons that Ripken belongs

Mention the name Cal Ripken Jr., and one image immediately comes to mind: the victory lap around Camden Yards on Sept. 6, 1995, when he surpassed Lou Gehrig as baseball's all-time iron man and helped bring baseball back into American homes.

September 6, 2005

Memories play on, 10 years later

The record-breaking evening of Sept. 6, 1995, wasn't just Cal Ripken's night to pass Lou Gehrig on the consecutive games list. It was also a celebration of baseball, of Baltimore, of a favorite son. For many, it was the most memorable night ever spent at a ballpark. Here are the sights, sounds and thoughts of 15 people who were there that evening, told in their own words.

September 4, 2005

The Streak: 10 Years Later

Years lend fresh perspective to meaning of Ripken feat

A few years ago, Cal Ripken and his wife plopped down in front of a television to finally watch the video commemorating Ripken's record-setting 2,131st consecutive major league game.

Cal Ripken Jr. talks about his future and the Orioles

2:56 PM EST, March 7, 2013

Cal Ripken Jr. talks about his future and the Orioles

Cal Ripken Jr. was at Ed Smith Stadium to promote his new children’s book, “Wild Pitch,” and he stopped by and talked to the local media.

July 30, 2007

Ripken: By the numbers

Hits by age:

September 4, 2005

'10 years ... in many ways, it seems like it was yesterday'

As the Orioles prepare to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cal Ripken's record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game Tuesday, The Sun asked Ripken for his recollections.

September 27, 2001

Calling his own number, Ripken ends the streak

Seventeenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons.

September 24, 2001

A full year's work: pass Gehrig, and save baseball

Fourteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons.

September 23, 2001

Only strike stops roll, threatens The Streak

Thirteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons.

September 22, 2001

The Streak survives criticism, M's brawl

Twelfth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons.

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