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2,131: RIPKEN PASSES GEHRIG

THE BALTIMORE SUN

GAME 1

Date -- May 30, 1982

Result -- Blue Jays 6, Orioles 0

Game note -- Begins his consecutive-games streak.

In the standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 22-24

Pos.-- 6th

GB -- 6

Orioles lineup

Bumbry, CF

Dauer, 2B

Lowenstein, LF

Singleton, DH

Crowley, 1B

Ford, RF

Dempsey, C

Ripken, 3B

Sakata, SS

AL leaders

Batting: Barry Bonnell, Blue Jays, .343

Home runs: Andre Thornton, Indians, 13

Pitching: LaMarr Hoyt, White Sox, 9-1

NL leaders

Batting: Terry Whitfield, Giants, .363

Home runs: Dave Kingman, Mets, and Dale Murphy, Braves, 14

Pitching: Don Sutton, Astros, 7-1

On that day

In the United States: Arizona launches a new version of Medicare that may become a model for the nation.

In the world: British navy warships unleash the heaviest bombardment to date against Argentina in the Falkland Islands.

Dow Jones: 819.54

No. 1 song: "Ebony & Ivory" -- Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

No. 1 TV show: "TV's Greatest Commercials"

GAME 5

Date -- June 5, 1982

Result -- Orioles 3, Twins 1

Milestone note -- Began his major-league-record streak of 8,243 consecutive innings.

In the standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 24-26

Pos. -- 6th

GB -- 7 1/2

Orioles lineup

Bumbry, cf

Dauer, 2b

Singleton, dh

Murray, 1b

Lowenstein, lf

Ford, rf

Nolan, c

Ripken, 3b

Bonner, ss

AL leaders

Batting: Toby Harrah, Indians, .395

Home runs: Andre Thornton, Indians, 16

Pitching: LaMarr Hoyt, White Sox, 9-2

NL leaders

Batting: Ruppert Jones, Padres, .349

Home runs: Dale Murphy, Braves, 15

Pitching: Don Sutton, Astros, 8-2

On that day

In the area: Dr. John Brooks Slaughter is named chancellor of University of Maryland.

In the United States: President Reagan asks world leaders to make trade more expensive for the Soviet Union.

In the world: Jets and warships pound Palestinians in one of the biggest attacks in Israel's military history.

Dow Jones: 804.98

No. 1 song: "Ebony & Ivory" -- Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

No. 1 TV show: "Too Close For Comfort"

GAME 308

Date -- May 6, 1984

Result -- Orioles 6, Rangers 1

Milestone note -- Hit for the cycle against Texas, going 4-for-5.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 14-14

Pos. -- 3rd

GB -- 9

Orioles lineup

Shelby, cf

Dauer, 2b

Ripken, ss

Murray, 1b

Roenicke, lf

Singleton, dh

Dwyer, lf

Cruz, 3b

Dempsey, c

AL leaders

Batting: George Bell, Blue Jays, .369

Home runs: Dave Kingman, Athletics, 11

Pitching: Danny Darwin, Rangers, and Bill Caudill, Athletics, 3-0

NL leaders

Batting: Tony Gwynn, Padres, .396

Home runs: Mike Marshall, Dodgers, and Mike Schmidt, Phillies, 8

Pitching: Rick Honeycutt, Dodgers, 4-0

On that day

In the United States: Gary Hart loses the Texas caucuses, hurting his chances of challenging Walter Mondale for the Democratic presidential nomination.

In the world: El Salvador's runoff presidential elections unfold without incident.

Dow Jones: 1,165.31

No. 1 song: "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" -- Phil Collins

No. 1 TV show: "Dynasty"

GAME 852

Date -- July 11, 1987

Result -- Twins 2, Orioles 1

Milestone note -- Brother Billy was promoted from Triple-A Rochester, joining brother Cal and manager and father, Cal Sr.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 34-53

Pos. -- 6th

GB -- 19

Orioles lineup

Wiggins, dh

Washington, lf

C. Ripken, ss

Murray, 1b

Knight, 3b

Lacy, rf

B. Ripken, 2b

Gerhart, cf

Van Gorder, c

AL leaders

Batting: Wade Boggs, Red Sox, .381

Home runs: Mark McGwire, Athletics, 31

Pitching: Bret Saberhagen, Royals, 14-3

NL leaders

Batting: Tony Gwynn, Padres, .373

Home runs: Eric Davis, Reds, 27

Pitching: Rick Sutcliffe, Cubs, 12-4

On that day

In the area: Efforts to promote industry on the lower Eastern Shore suffer when 220 employees of Chesapeake Plywood Plant are laid off.

In the United States: The Directors Guild of America strikes against two Hollywood studios, Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures.

In the world: South Korea's top two opposition leaders vow to cooperate to avoid splitting the democratic reform movement.

Dow Jones: 2,455.99

No. 1 song: "Alone" -- Heart

No. 1 TV show: "Family Ties"

GAME 908

Date -- Sept. 14, 1987

Result -- Blue Jays 18, Orioles 3

Milestone note -- Is removed from gams, ending his major-league-record streak of 8,243 consecutive innings.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 62-81

Pos. -- 6th

GB -- 24

Orioles lineup

Stanicek, dh

B. Ripken, 2b

Sheets, rf

Murray, 1b

C. Ripken, ss

Knight, 3b

Kennedy, c

Young, lf

Hart, cf

AL leaders

Batting: Wade Boggs, Red Sox, .367

Home runs: Not listed in paper

Pitching: Not listed in paper

NL leaders

Batting: Tony Gwynn, Padres, .370

Home runs: Not listed in paper

Pitching: Not listed in paper

On that day

In the area: Mayoral candidate Clarence Du Burns and Kurt Schmoke finish last-minute campaigning for the primaries.

In the United States: President Reagan tells Congress he is planning to increase the premiums paid off by Medicare benefits by 38 percent.

In the world: Iraq demands that the United Nations punish Iran.

Dow Jones: 2,613.04

No. 1 song: "La Bamba" -- Los Lobos

No. 1 TV show: "Cosby"

GAME 949

Date -- April 29, 1988

Result -- Orioles 9, White Sox 0

Milestone note -- Gets four hits, including a double and homer, as the Orioles end a major-league- record 0-21 start.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 1-21

Pos. -- 7th

GB -- 15

Orioles lineup

Stanicek, lf

B. Ripken, 2b

C. Ripken, ss

Murray, 1b

Lynn, cf

Sheets, dh

Kennedy, c

Worthington, 3b

Orsulak, rf

AL leaders

Batting: Henry Cotto, Mariners, .443

Home runs: Jose Canseco, Athletics, 7

Pitching: Eight players tied with 1.000 winning percentage

NL leaders

Batting: Mike LaValliere, Pirates, .400

Home runs: Bobby Bonilla, Pirates, 7

Pitching: Brian Fisher, Pirates, 3-0

On that day

In the area: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission hands Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. a $300,000 fine for safety violations at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant.

In the United States: President Reagan agrees to step up the U.S. military's role in the Persian Gulf.

In the world: Thousands of Polish employees begin a hunger strike for higher pay at a heavy machinery plant.

Dow Jones: 2,032.33

No. 1 song: "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" -- Whitney Houston

No. 1 TV show: "CBS Sunday Movie"

GAME 1,254

Date -- April 14, 1990

Result -- Orioles 7, Tigers 4

Milestone note -- Begins major-league-record streak of 95 errorless games and 431 errorless chances by a shortstop.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 2-2

Pos. -- 4th

GB -- 1

Orioles lineup

Finley, cf

Bradley, lf

C. Ripken, ss

Horn, dh

Milligan, 1b

Worthington, 3b

Devereaux, cf

Melvin, c

B. Ripken, 2b

AL note -- The Red Sox begine the season 4-2, with Lee Smith saving three of the victories.

NL note -- The Mets' Dwight Gooden falls to 0-2, alowing 10 runs in his first 7 2/3 innings.

On that day

In the area: The mayor of Annapolis negotiates with the city's police chief to step down amid charges the police department is racist.

In the United States: The U.S. Army approves a Pentagon proposal to cut its armed forces by one-fourth by 1997.

In the world: Lithuanian leaders refuse to reply to Moscow's threat of an economic blockade.

Dow Jones: 2,751.80

No. 1 song: "I'll Be Your Everything" -- Tommy Page

No. 1 TV show: "Roseanne"

GAME 1,308

Date -- June 12, 1990

Result -- Orioles 4, Brewers 3

Milestone note -- Moved into second place all-time in consecutive games played, passing Everett Scott.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 29-28

Pos. -- 3rd

GB -- 3

Orioles lineup

Bradley, lf

Finley, cf

C. Ripken, ss

Tettleton, c

Orsulak, rf

Milligan, 1b

Walker, dh

Worthington, 3b

B. Ripken, 2b

AL leaders

Batting: Ozzie Guillen, White Sox, .344

Home runs: Cecil Fielder, Tigers, 22

Pitching: Chuck Finley, Angels, 9-3

NL leaders

Batting: Lenny Dykstra, Phillies, .392

Home runs: Glenn Davis, Houston, 18

Pitching: Neal Heaton, Pirates, 9-1

On that day

In the area: Gov. William Donald Schaefer appoints a committee to study the need for an expanded convention center.

In the United States: Congress gives final approval to a bill that would allow federal employees to take part in political party activities.

In the world: The Russian government declares its sovereignty.

Dow Jones: 2,933.42

No. 1 song: "Hold On" -- Wilson Phillips

No. 1 TV show: "Roseanne"

GAME 1,415

Date -- April 13, 1991

Result -- Orioles 11, Rangers 4

Milestone note -- Drove in a career-high seven runs at Texas.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 2-2

Pos. -- 3rd

GB -- 1

Orioles lineup

Devereaux, cf

Milligan, lf

C. Ripken, ss

Davis, 1b

Evans, rf

Worthington, 3b

Gomez, dh

Hoiles, c

B. Ripken, 2b

AL Note -- Jack McDowell's two-hitter gives the White Sox -- the AL's only unbeaten team at 4-0 - 4-1 victory over the Tigers.

NL note -- The Giants' Kevin Mitchell hits two home runs, giving him a major - league - leading five, in a 16-2 victory over the astros.

On that day

In the area: An investigation begins amid evidence that Amtrak workers failed to properly connect the air brakes of four locomotives that crashed into a Conrail freight train.

In the United States: President Bush says he won't commit U.S. troops to aid Kurdish refugees.

In the world: A series of explosions in western Italy rocked a supertanker carrying 40 million tons of crude oil.

Dow Jones: 2,920.79

No. 1 song: "I've Been Thinking About You" -- Londonbeat

No. 1 TV show: "Cheers"

GAME 1,573

Date -- Oct. 6, 1991

Result -- Tigers 7, Orioles 1

Milestone note -- Is the last major - league batter in Memorial Stadium history, grounding into a double play.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 67-95

Pos. -- 6th

GB -- 24

Orioles lineup

Devereaux, cf

Orsulak, lf

C. Ripken, ssDavis, 1b

Milligan, dh

Evans, rf

Gomez, 3b

Melvin, c

B. Ripken, 2b

AL leaders

Batting: Julio Franco, Rangers, .341

Home runs: Jose Canseco, Athletics, and Cecil Fielder, Tigers, 44

Pitching: Joe Hesketh, Red Sox, 12-4

NL leaders

Batting: Terry Pendleton, Braves, .319

Home runs: Howard Johnson, Mets, 38

Pitching: John Smiley, Pirates, 20-8

On that day

In the United States: Judge Clarence Thomas is accused publicly of sexually harassing a law professor.

In the world: American hostage Terry Anderson said in a videotaped message that his captors soon would have "good news" for other Western hostages.

Dow Jones: 2,961.76

No. 1 song: "Good Vibrations" -- Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch

No. 1 TV show: "Roseanne"

GAME 1,698

Date -- Aug. 24, 1992

Result -- Angels 5, Orioles 2

Milestone note -- Signs a five year, $30.5 million contract -- the richest guaranteed deal in baseball history at that time.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 68-57

Pos. -- 2nd

GB -- 3

Orioles lineup

Anderson, lf

Milligan, 1b

Devereaux, cf

Davis, dh

C. Ripken, ss

Gomez, 3b

Hoiles, c

Segui, rf

B. Ripken, 2b

AL leaders

Batting: Edgar Martinez, Mariners, .341

Home runs: Mark McGwire, Athletics, 38

Pitching: Dave Fleming, Mariners, and Kevin Appier, Royals, 14-5

NL leaders

Batting: Gary Sheffield, Padres, .339

Home runs: Gary Sheffield, Padres, and Fred McGriff, Braves, 27

Pitching: Tom Glavine, Braves, 19-3

On that day

In the area: The Baltimore Housing Authority considers a six-month moratorium on new applications for public housing, so officials can cut a waiting list of 31,000 families.

In the United States: A hurricane rips through southern Florida, killing at least 10 people and flattening buildings.

Dow Jones: 3,228.17

No. 1 song: "End Of The Road" -- Boyz II Men

No. 1 TV show: "48 Hours"

GAME 1,824

Date -- July 15, 1993

Result -- Orioles 5, Twins 3

Milestone note -- Hits his 278th home run as a shortstop, passing Ernie Banks for first all-time at that position. The homer came off current Oriole Scott Erickson.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 48-41

Pos. -- 2nd

GB -- 1

Orioles lineup

Anderson, lf

McLemore, 3b

Devereaux, cf

Baines, dh

C. Ripken, ss

Hoiles, c

Segui, 1b

Hammonds, rf

Reynolds, 2b

GAME 2,000

Date -- Aug. 1, 1994

Result -- Orioles 1, Twins 0

Milestone note -- Played in his 2,000th consecutive game, at Minnesota.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 57-46

Pos. -- 2nd

GB -- 8

Orioles lineup

Anderson, lf

Hammonds, rf

Palmeiro, 1b

C. Ripken, ss

Baines, dh

Gomez, 3b

Devereaux, cf

Hoiles, c

McLemore, 2b

AL leaders

Batting: Frank Thomas, White Sox, .366

Home runs: Frank Thomas, White Sox, 36

Pitching: Jimmy Key, Yankees, 16-3

NL leaders

Batting: Tony Gwynn, Padres, .386

Home runs: Matt Williams, Giants, 41

Pitching: Marvin Freeman, Rockies, 10-2

On that day

In the area: Maryland's first year-round public school opens.

In the United States: Marines move into the forests of Washington state to help put out devastating fires.

In the world: Dysentery is poised to kill 20,000 Rwandans, health officials say.

Dow Jones: 3,798.17

No. 1 song: "I Swear" -- All-4-One

No. 1 TV show: "Grace Under Fire"

GAME 2,072

Date -- July 4, 1995

Result -- Twins 6, Orioles 3

Milestone note -- Got the 1,232nd and 1,233rd runs of his career, passing Brooks Robinson for the most in Orioles history.

Standings -- Orioles

W-L -- 29-34

Pos. -- 4th

GB -- 8

Orioles lineup

Anderson, lf

Alexander, 2b

Palmeiro, 1b

C. Ripken, ss

Baines, dh

Bass, rf

Hoiles, c

Gomez, 3b

Goodwin, cf

AL leaders

Batting: Edgar Martinez, Mariners, .368

Home runs: Mo Vaughn, Red Sox, and Mark McGwire, Athletics, 23

Pitching: Dennis Martinez, Indians, 7-0

NL leaders

Batting: Derek Bell, Astros, .353

Home runs: Ron Gant, Reds, 19

Pitching: John Smiley, Reds, 8-1

On that day

In the area: Two motorcyclists are killed in separate accidents in southern Anne Arundel County.

In the United States: American and Russian astronauts take apart the world's largest spacecraft, Atlantis, ending the first East-West space linkup in two decades.

In the world: Israel agrees to withdraw from the West Bank, ending nearly three decades of military occupation.

Dow Jones: Market closed for the holiday

No. 1 song: "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" -- Bryan Adams

No. 1 TV show: "Friends"

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