Os to celebrate Cal’s streak anniversary

BALTIMORE— On Tuesday September 1’s game, the Orioles will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game.

The game is one of baseball’s most iconic moments as Ripken  Ripken passed New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig on September 6, 1995.

Ripken will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Orioles-Rays game that night as one of many celebrations. Starting Thursday, the Orioles are holding a special 2131 sweepstakes, in which fans are encouraged to submit their photos from the historic record-breaking game, record-tying game, other Streak Week games or activities, or any photos taken with Ripken on Twitter or Instagram using #My2131.  The Orioles will select one fan to receive four tickets to the September 1 game along with a pre-game, on-field experience and an autographed copy of the Cal Ripken, Jr. authentic retirement commemorative program.

Additionally, the 2,131st person to check-in using the MLB Ballpark app the weekend of July 10-12 when the Orioles host the Washington Nationals, will win four tickets to the game on September 1 and a Cal Ripken, Jr. autographed commemorative item.

1 Comment

Hi Britt,
Baltimore is my home town but I left more than 35 years ago. I’m still a die hard O,s fan.
How about a article or contest for outside of Baltimore fans. “I remember where I was when Cal broke Lou Gherig,s record.”
I was in Soldotna, Alaska at Michael,s bar and restaurant . Watching on TV, My friend I was with didn’t understand how important it was to me, till she saw tears in my eyes .
Now I’m a retired farmer in Northeast Thailand. The distance is far but the O,s are permanently a part of me.
Thanks so much for your updates,
Richard Abramson

Sent from my iPad


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