1998 HEADLINE: Ripken’s Streak Ends At 2,632 Games
On this day in 1998, Cal Ripken voluntarily sat out his first baseball game in more than 16 seasons.
Baseball’s ‘Iron Man’ thought that it was time for a break, albeit just one game.
Cal’s streak will go down as one baseball’s most grand accomplishments. His class on and off the field accompanied by a very large baseball skill set makes him one of the greatest ambassadors that the sport will ever encounter.
Always gracious, always smiling, always a favorite – Thank You Cal!!!