By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Sunday marked a special anniversary in Baltimore baseball history.

Twenty-five years ago, Cal Ripken, Jr., broke the Major League record for consecutive games played. To mark the anniversary, Ripken threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday’s Orioles-Yankees game at Camden Yards.

Ripken’s son Ryan, an infielder in the Orioles’ minor league system, also took part.

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“I couldn’t imagine a better person than Ryan to catch the “virtual” ceremonial first pitch commemorating the 25th anniversary of 2131,” Ripken, Jr., wrote on Twitter. “He was so young that night all those years ago when he threw a first pitch to me!”

Ripken went on to play 2,632 consecutive games.

The Orioles took down the Yankees 5-1.

CBS Baltimore Staff


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