You probably remember where you were when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's record. But, 20 years later, what else do you know about The Iron Man and his consecutive games streak? Step up to the plate and take our quiz to find out.
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1. How many consecutive games did Cal Ripken Jr. play in from 1982 to 1998 to set the all-time Major League Baseball record?
2. What position did Ripken play in the game he started the streak on May 30, 1982?
- Third base
- Pinch runner
- Designated hitter
3. Who played Ripken's position the night the streak ended on Sept. 20, 1998?
- Mike Bordick
- Ryan Minor
- Manny Alexander
- B.J. Surhoff
4. Was Ripken ever placed on the disabled list by the Orioles?
5. Ripken has said that an injury sustained during a brawl with the Seattle Mariners in 1993 was "the closest I've come to not playing" during the streak. What did he hurt?
6. Ripken had a scare at the 1996 All-Star-Game when he broke his nose. How did he break it?
- An errant ball struck him during the Home Run Derby
- A "360" video camera being tested for the game fell from its jib
- Another player accidentally hit him while taking the team picture
- An overzealous autograph-seeker tossed him a souvenir bat
7. Who holds the third-longest consecutive games streak in Major League Baseball history, behind Ripken and Lou Gehrig?
- Everett Scott
- Steve Garvey
- Pete Rose
- Ernie Banks
8. Another former Oriole holds the fifth-longest consecutive games streak in Major League Baseball history. Who is he?
- Brady Anderson
- Eddie Murray
- Miguel Tejada
- Melvin Mora
9. When the game Ripken surpassed Lou Gehrig became official, fans' ovation and his victory lap around Oriole Park's warning track stopped action for how many minutes?
10. In addition to consecutive games, Ripken also holds the Major League Baseball record for consecutive innings played. Over what timespan did he accomplish that feat?
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