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...
Orioles' Iron Man felt 'a pull,' not push to quit; 'Totally a personal decision'; Hometown hero makes it official, expresses relief
Legend's career marked by 'Streak,' trail he blazed as good-hitting shortstop
Timing: Cal Ripken's retirement will cost the Orioles their best-known face, but it will smooth the way for rebuilding the team.
Photos spanning Ripken's 21 seasons with the Orioles
The Ravens' preference of signing free agents who were released from their teams (meaning they don't factor into the draft compensation formula) is well known. Ahead of free agency starting Tuesday, "Five for Friday" highlights recently released veterans who could fit in Baltimore.
When free agency opens Tuesday, the Ravens will be bracing for the loss of several key players. They have 15 unrestricted free agents, second most in the NFL, plus Chris Canty, whom they recently released. We weigh those players' chances of returning to Baltimore.
Former Ravens wide receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones is headed to the West Coast to join the San Diego Chargers on a two-year deal with a maximum value of $5.5 million, according to a league source.