The Orioles announced a 25th anniversary celebration for Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game on Sunday against the Yankees. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.
Ryan Ripken, now an infielder in the Orioles’ minor league system, will catch a pre-recorded first pitch from his father prior to the game. The pitch will be shown at ballparks across the entire league.
During the game, Orioles players and coaches will wear "2131" patches on their right sleeve. Digital graphics that display "2130" and "2131" will be displayed on the Warehouse on MASN's TV broadcast, which will mimic the night in September 1995.
Ripken’s streak run up to 2,632 games until 1998, when he voluntarily ended it.
On Sunday, Ripken will join the MASN and 105.7 The Fan broadcasts to reflect on his record-breaking day.
MLB.com will also publish an “extensive digital package” consisting of more than 15 stories on Ripken and the streak. At noon on Sunday, “Iron: The Legacy of Cal Ripken Jr.” will stream on Orioles.com. MLB Network will also air a television special titled "The Streak: 25 Years Later" at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Ripken was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007 after making 19 All-Star appearances and winning two AL MVP awards.