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Today In History: Cal Ripken Breaks Consecutive Baseball Game Played Record

September 6th: Today in 1995 Cal Ripken broke Lou Gerhig’s consecutive games played record. I was at the game and remember it as one of the most enjoyable evenings in my life, which is very odd considering I have never met Cal Ripken in person, but being a sports fan is odd. This was about three years before the Orioles decided that their only goal was to stay ahead of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays every year rather than try to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox. They do ok at staying ahead of the Devil Rays, but I keep hoping that someday they will decide to compete again.