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  • Remembering 2,131: Memories of Cal Ripken Jr.'s magical night

    Remembering 2,131: Memories of Cal Ripken Jr.'s magical night

    It has been two decades since Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, but for those who were at Camden Yards on the night Ripken stepped into history, the memories are still vivid. Twenty years later, some are still connected to the Orioles franchise. But one resounding theme most...

  • Twenty years after 2,131, Cal Ripken Jr. looks back at post-playing career, ahead to future

    Twenty years after 2,131, Cal Ripken Jr. looks back at post-playing career, ahead to future

    When Cal Ripken Jr. retired in 2001, there was an overwhelming sentiment about his future: No matter what he did post-playing career, baseball's Iron Man would be successful. His drive, work ethic and insatiable curiosity continue to be on display as he recently turned 55. Whether it's as a business...

  • Twenty years after 2,131, Orioles celebrate Cal Ripken Jr.'s 'superhuman' accomplishment

    Twenty years after 2,131, Orioles celebrate Cal Ripken Jr.'s 'superhuman' accomplishment

    Cal Ripken Jr. kept us all in suspense for the 13 years leading up to the night he broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly unbreakable consecutive-games record, so why should Tuesday night have been any different? Ripken conceded a few minutes before the 20th anniversary celebration of that moment that he...

  • The importance of the Streak that likely will stand forever

    The importance of the Streak that likely will stand forever

    If you take Cal Ripken Jr. at his word, his quest to become baseball's all-time iron man was not a quest at all. He would tell you — and he did many times after the Streak took on a life of its own — that his only obsession was with playing on that day, not the ones that came after or the ones...

  • Orioles honor Cal Ripken Jr., mark 20th anniversary of 2,131

    Orioles honor Cal Ripken Jr., mark 20th anniversary of 2,131

    As a video commemorating Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,131st consecutive game played on the video board at Camden Yards before Tuesday’s game, Ripken sat inside a VIP room under the seating bowl and watched quietly, reliving the historic moment of 20 years ago on a television set.  Ripken admitted to getting...

  • Twenty years later, Cal Ripken Jr. reflects on 2,131

    Twenty years later, Cal Ripken Jr. reflects on 2,131

    Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. has been thinking a lot about his playing career lately — partly because the media keep asking him about it. We have an infatuation with round numbers and anniversaries of historic events, and, for Baltimore, one of the most monumental is quickly approaching:...

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  • Orioles more than double Zach Britton's salary to $6.75 million, avoid salary arbitration

    Orioles more than double Zach Britton's salary to $6.75 million, avoid salary arbitration

    After reaching a $6.75 million agreement with closer Zach Britton, according to an industry source, the Orioles have settled all 2016 contracts with arbitration-eligible players as the report date for pitchers and catchers nears. Britton was the last of the Orioles' 10 arbitration-eligible players...

  • Dan Duquette's roster roulette

    Dan Duquette's roster roulette

    There's no doubt that Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette will make you scratch your head a few times every offseason. In between more significant transactions, he wheels and deals on the fringes of the trade and free-agent markets and shuffles his 40-man roster...

  • More on newly acquired Orioles right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne

    More on newly acquired Orioles right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne

    Newly acquired Orioles right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne was a week shy of his 12th birthday when the Orioles played an exhibition game against the Cuban national team in Havana in 1999, marking the first time a major league club played a game on Cuban soil in four decades. For many Cuban players,...

  • Orioles acquire right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from Padres for minor league pitcher

    Orioles acquire right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from Padres for minor league pitcher

    The Orioles on Thursday acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Jean Cosme, adding an optionable piece who has started and relieved over the past two season to their pitching staff ahead of spring training.

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