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

    Fourteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. When Cal Ripken wasn't accepting more congratulations or soaking in another long ovation in 1995, he managed to hit .262 with 17 homers and 88 RBIs. The season was cut short, to...
  • Physical, emotional pain take their toll

    Eighteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons. No matter what else Cal Ripken did in 1999, the season forever would be remembered for his first two trips to the disabled list. A body that allowed him to continue playing...
  • Cal moves up hit list, but slowly, with bad leg

    Nineteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons. On Nov. 1, 2000, Cal Ripken signed a one-year contract that assured his return for another season. But what kind of player would the Orioles be getting? He was guaranteed to be...
  • He sees stars after broken nose, drives O's to ALCS

    Fifteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. Cal Ripken suffered two breaks in 1996 - one to his nose, another to his streak of consecutive starts at the same position. The season ended with Ripken in the American League...
  • Dundalk's Bielecki found pitch he could handle

    As a chunky 8-year-old youngster in the Dundalk Little League, Mike Bielecki was once exiled to right field because he couldn't catch the ball or hit. However, a tip from opposing coach Sonny Yeager rescued Bielecki. "He suggested that I should pitch,...
  • Orioles announce new plans for Ripken's final home games

    The Orioles announced the revised schedule of events for Cal Ripken's final home games Oct. 1-6 against Toronto and Boston. October The Orioles have produced a farewell commemorative book that chronicles Ripken's career. The book, the only retrospective...
  • Thompson, 83, expected to be removed from life support

    Baltimore broadcasting legend Chuck Thompson is expected to be removed from life support systems today after suffering a stroke that has left him brain dead, his brother said last night. "As it stands now, he would be a vegetable if we would keep him...
  • Hit man

    The shaggy-haired teen lines a pitch into the outfield, and the ping from his aluminum bat echoes throughout an empty Camden Yards. The slightly graying, 40-year-old man on the pitcher's mound offers encouragement and throws again, prompting another...
  • No bows for Brooks

    THE ORIOLES will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brooks Robinson's major league debut Saturday at Camden Yards, but Robinson won't be there to help. "They asked me, but I just don't want to do that," Robinson, 68, said yesterday. One reason is he...
  • One last hit parade

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Two months ago, Cal Ripken looked like everything he never wanted to be. He was batting a meager .210 on the June afternoon when he announced he would retire at the end of this season, a part-time third baseman playing out the...
  • At 3rd, short, slow-starting kid wins over Weaver, AL

    This is where The Streak began, in 1982, its inception dependent on the patience of manager Earl Weaver, who continued to write Cal Ripken's name into the lineup until the kid proved he belonged. Ripken batted .128 with no RBIs in 23 games with the...
  • Distracted by contract, his highs turn to lows

    Eleventh of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. The 1992 season provided the worst output of Cal Ripken's 11 full seasons in the major leagues, and a contract that made him "an Oriole for life." Rumors that he could wind up in...