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Ripken Breaks Gehrig's Consecutive-Game Streak

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Ripken Breaks Gehrig's Consecutive-Game Streak

Ripken Breaks Gehrig's Consecutive-Game Streak

Ripken Breaks Gehrig's Consecutive-Game Streak

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Baseball has a new Iron Man. Cal Ripken, the All-Star shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles last night played in consecutive game number 2,131. That broke one of the game's most respected and enduring marks, the consecutive game streak of the legendary Lou Gehrig. NPR's Mark Schramm was at the record-breaking game at Oriole Park in Baltimore and has this report.