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CAL'S COUNTDOWN 6

THE BALTIMORE SUN

By the number: Ripken's first memory of Orioles baseball is his presence at Memorial Stadium at the age of 6, when Frank Robinson hit his home run in Game 4 of the 1966 World Series, the only run of the game, to give the Orioles their first world championship, Oct. 9.

2,125: Consecutive games Ripken has played

2,130: Lou Gehrig's record

7+ Sept. 6: Projected date to break record

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