1999

  • March 25: Ripken's father, Cal Ripken Sr., dies from cancer.

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    • Ripken's big numbers

      8,243
      Consecutive innings played from June 5, 1982, to Sept. 14, 1987

      2,632
      Consecutive games played from May 30, 1982, to Sept. 19, 1998

      .996
      Record for fielding percentage in a season by a shortstop (1990)

      19
      All-Star Game selections

      2,216
      Consecutive games played at one position (shortstop) from July 9, 1982, to July 14, 1996

      2,922
      Games played, 10th all time

      3,107
      Hits made, 18th all time

      421
      Home runs, 29th all time

      1,652
      RBIs, tied for 18th all time

      1,618
      Runs, 35th all time

      594
      Doubles, 12th all time

      5,052
      Total bases, 13th all time

      11,253
      At-bats, 6th all time

    • 'It's been a great run'
    • With grit and talent, Ripken rose above crowd
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    April 20: Ripken is placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career.

  • June 13: Ripken celebrates the first six-hit and five-run game in franchise history in a 22-1 victory at Atlanta's Turner Field.

    2000

  • April 15: At Minnesota, Ripken records his 3,000th major-league hit.

  • Nov. 1: Ripken agrees to a one-year contract for $6.3 million.

    2001

  • May 6: Ripken plays in his 2,897th game, breaking Robinson's team record.

  • June 19: Ripken announces he will retire at the end of the season.

    2007

  • Ripken becomes eligible for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.