Oct. 5: Ripken's consecutive-games streak reaches 765 by the end of the season, putting him 10th on the all-time list.
July 11: Bill Ripken is promoted from Triple-A Rochester, joining brother Cal and manager and father Cal Sr.
Ripken's big numbers
Consecutive innings played from June 5, 1982, to Sept. 14, 1987
Consecutive games played from May 30, 1982, to Sept. 19, 1998
Record for fielding percentage
in a season by a shortstop (1990)
All-Star Game selections
Consecutive games played at one position (shortstop) from July 9, 1982, to July 14, 1996
Games played, 10th all time
Hits made, 18th all time
Home runs, 29th all time
RBIs, tied for 18th all time
Runs, 35th all time
Doubles, 12th all time
Total bases, 13th all time
At-bats, 6th all time
'It's been a great run'
With grit and talent, Ripken rose above crowd
Cal Ripken Jr.: Career retrospective
Sept. 14: Ripken's innings streak, believed to be a record, is ended at 8,243 in Toronto by his father, who sends in Ron Washington at shortstop in the bottom of the eighth of an 18-3 Blue Jays win.
Sept. 25: Ripken is ejected for the first time in his career, for arguing a called strike in the first inning against the New York Yankees.
April 29: Ripken gets four hits, including a double and homer, as the Orioles end a major-league-record 0-21 start.
June 25: Ripken plays in his 1,000th consecutive game, at Fenway Park in Boston.
April 3: Ripken hits a three-run homer off Roger Clemens on Opening Day, helping the Orioles rally for a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
April 14: Ripken begins his major-league-record streak of 95 errorless games and 431 errorless chances by a shortstop.
June 12: Ripken moves past Everett Scott into second place on the list of consecutive games played with No. 1,308.
July 8-9: Ripken wins the home run contest at SkyDome the day before the All-Star Game, then homers in the game and is named the game's MVP.
Oct. 6: Ripken is the last major-league batter in Memorial Stadium history, grounding into a double play.
Nov. 19: Ripken is named AL MVP for the second time.
Sept. 11: Ripken twists his right ankle running out a double against the Brewers but does not come out of the game, No. 1,713 during the streak. He doesn't miss as much as an inning for another week.
Aug. 24: Ripken signs a five-year, $30.5 million deal with the Orioles on his 32nd birthday, ending 333 days of negotiations.