On This Date 9/6/1995
Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles becomes baseball’s ultimate ironman by playing in his 2,131st consecutive game. The streak, which began on May 30, 1982, tops the record of consecutive games played by Lou Gehrig, a record that was once viewed as unbreakable. Ripken goes 2-for-4 with a home run as the Orioles beat the California Angels 4-2. Cal Ripken’s streak would end in 1998 at 2,632 consecutive games.