Game data

* Opponent: California Angels

* Site: Oriole Park at Camden Yards

* Time: 7:35 tonight

* TV/Radio: HTS, Ch. 13, ESPN/WBAL (1090 AM)

* Starters: Angels' Shawn Boskie (6-3, 5.15) vs. Orioles' Mike Mussina (15-8, 3.54)

* Tickets: Sold out


* Gates open at 5:35 p.m., a half-hour earlier than normal.

* HTS special on Ripken to be shown on the JumboTron beginning at 6:30 p.m.

* Tickets will not be torn, but will be stamped with a commemorative seal.

* Ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Ripken's children Rachel, 5, and Ryan, 2.

* National anthem to be performed by Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby.

* Fans will receive a full-color, fold-out poster featuring a photo of Ripken from 1982 and a corresponding photo that was taken last night.

* Ceremony begins five minutes after game; Ripken is expected to address the crowd.

* Tomorrow: Parades in downtown Baltimore at noon and Aberdeen at 6 p.m.

Ripken inside

* Sykesville man makes big catch: Ripken homer. 5 6C

* Notes, quotes and anecdotes from the ballpark. 6C

* Recalling Game 1 of the streak: May 30, 1982. 7C

* ESPN's Berman happy to be a part of history. Kent, 7C

* What writers around the

country are saying. 7C

* Bearing gifts for Cal, celebrities pitch in. 8C

* Despite hoopla, some tickets were available last night. 9C

* Regan: Decision to take day off would be Ripken's. 10C

Other sports inside

* The Terrapins' Orlando Strozier is listed as the No. 1 quarterback for Saturday's ACC game against North Carolina, an assignment he'll keep if Brian Cummings' sprained left ankle won't let him play. 2C

* Michael Chang ousts Michael Tebbutt in four sets and Byron Black upsets No. 8 Michael Stich in a five-set match at the U.S. Open. 11C

* Despite objections from horsemen, Pimlico/Laurel operator Joe De Francis says he will shut down live racing for a three- to six-week period next year in order to strengthen purses. 11C

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