On this day 25 years ago, Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s major league record for consecutive games played. To commemorate the milestone, the Orioles invited the Iron Man to throw the ceremonial first pitch to his son, Ryan, who is a player in the organization. Celebration of Ripken Jr.'s streak weren't exclusive to Baltimore, as Major League Baseball recognized the historic day on social media:
Baseball fans everywhere remember where they were on the night of September 6, 1995.
The night Cal Ripken Jr. broke the record, he went deep to give the fans even more to cheer about.
The Baltimore Orioles even created a special page, Orioles.com/2131, where fans can further relive the magical night!
Want more Cal Ripken Jr. content? Sunday at 8 p.m. MLB Network will air "The Streak: 25 Years Later" hosted by Tom Verducci and the Iron Man himself.