It’s no surprise Cal Ripken Jr. threw a strike.
On the 25th anniversary of his record-breaking 2131 game where he broke Lou Gehrig’s famed consecutive games played streak, Ripken threw the game’s first pitch to his son, Ryan, who is a player in the organization.
“Baltimore’s Iron Man stepped onto the field at Camden Yards and played in a game that was one of the best nights in baseball history,” PA announcer Ryan Wagner said.
Ripken’s streak, which lasted 2,632 games, ended three years later against the New York Yankees — the Orioles’ opponent on Sunday.
The day will be loaded with Ripken celebration, as the Orioles are wearing 2131 patches on their left sleeves. Ripken is scheduled to join the MASN television broadcast at some point during the game.