Twenty years after Cal Ripken Jr. played his 2,131st consecutive Major League Baseball game, the retired Oriole is the talk of Baltimore again.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years," Ripken said in an interview with the Baltimore Business Journal.
Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played streak on Sept. 6, 1995. His pursuit of the streak was the biggest story in baseball that season, culminating in a raucous celebration at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
As Ripken reflects on what the streak meant to him, the city is ready to party again.