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Iron man Ripken replaces Yankees' Iron Horse

Updated: August 31, 2001, 10:06 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Sept. 6, 1995

Baltimore's iron man replaces the Yankees' Iron Horse when Cal Ripken plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, bettering the record that Lou Gehrig held for 56 years.

In the fourth inning, Ripken homers. After the California Angels are retired in the fifth inning, with Baltimore leading, game No. 2,131 is official and Camden Yards erupts. Ripken presents his jersey and cap to his wife and two small children bringing waves of warm applause from the sellout ...

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