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ESPN 8 Apr 2020

Cal Ripken Jr. reveals when his Iron Man streak was most in jeopardy

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Baltimore Orioles legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. joins SportsCenter to relive the night when he broke Lou Gehrig's MLB record by playing in his 2,131st consecutive game. (1:39) Ripken also tells the story of when he felt his streak was most in danger of ending, and (3:49) reminisces with Tim Kurkjian about their past basketball games together.

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Cal Ripken Jr. joins Clinton Yates and Tim Kurkjian on Baseball Tonight to walk down memory lane to April 7, 1995, when Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's MLB record for consecutive games played. Ripken discusses the lead up to game 2,131, the conversation he had with the fan that caught his home run during the game and the legends like Joe DiMaggio and Hank Aaron that were in attendance.

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