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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Cal Ripken, Jr., 1995 Star Cal Ripken, Jr. #80
Congratulations to Cal Ripken, Jr., (or is that Cal, Ripken, and Jr.?) who celebrates the 16th anniversary of surpassing Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. He (and the Orioles) will be marking the occasion by unveiling his bronze statue in the center field picnic area. Though dodgy weather has tamped down the crowds for the previous Orioles Legends games, there should be no such problems tonight. With the first-place Yankees in town, and the O's just one game off the pace with a four-game weekend series at hand, this Thursday night showdown is already a sellout. The Birds should get a boost from a returning Jason Hammel, the club's surprising ace who was sidelined this summer with knee surgery. Let's go O's!
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.