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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Make education a family affair SEE FAMILY LIVING Cl Luis' Hurricane leaves 13 dozens are missing A2 Stonn spared Puerto Rico to Police stop woulcWbe bridge leaper Bl TOMORROW CLOUDY DETAILS PAGEA13 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER MD 354 CAL RIPKEN JR. SHATTERS RECORD By JOE GROSS Sports Editor BALTIMORE It was an uncharacteristic Cal Ripken Jr. who ran along the stands last night shaking hlgh- waving and accepting congratulations Ripken prompted into running a victory lap by teammates Rafael Palmeiro and Bobby Bonilla hopped and skipped and smiled as he traveled around Oriole Park to the strains of Moment in Time The was all but drowned out by the rhythm of the unending ovation from the thrilled fans including President turned out to watch him break Lou Gehrig's consecutive game record The flashes of cameras everywhere in the the clamorous applause and the interaction of Ripken and his adoring fans dampened raised goosebumps and put lumps in some throats Fans stretched just to touch their hero. Two of the umpires greeted Cal and held him up for a Every member of the California whose attempt to secure the American League West title was detoured by the Orioles'4-2 victory over wanted a handshake. And finally it was back to waving and tipping his cap and holding his arms aloft in triumph as he returned to the dugout. AP photo Cal Ripken Jr. ecknowtedges laps' cheers lest night at Oriole Park it Camden Yanfs. Ripken was playing in his consecutive major league game. That surpassed Gehrig's said-to-be unbreakable record that stood for 56 years. 1 stand as my name is linked with the great and courageous Lou Gehrig. I'm truly humbled to have our names spoken in the sane Ripken said in a speech The raucous behavior of the emotional fans was initiated when the game became the numbers on the wall of the Warehouse were changed in the middle Page Fans won't forget magical O's night Orioles shortstop Cal ftyphsn shakes raconf of 2430 consecutive INSIDE MOTH Fears put delay on ilayground construction. M Jfcundel Report..... Bl Obttuartes.........A13 B4 Police Shuffled............ C8 07 .Comics................ 08 Sevema Park....... 87 South Cotrty___ B6 JfeMh Nptfca...... C4 Seats____.......01-7 Tetevtoton......... C7 TemHy TUBS..................A13 B2 TraeTek............ A7 A4 VjgngtM..........-All JAovtot................ C5 C6 Portions of The Capftaf an pitted each day focyctod pflpsr. The MMpApor BISO b fans as bs deee a victory lap mnuM Oriole Park at Camdan Yards last after breaking Lou Qehrig's Local man willing to give historic ball back to Cal By BILL WAGNER Staff Writer BALTIMORE Drew and Leslie Larkin will forever have their own special memory of one of the greatest moments in baseball history. The Sevema Park couple had come to Camden Yards to see Cal Ripken Jr. set the consecutive games record of When it the Larkins wound up congratulating the Orioles' shortstop personally. Ripken officially established the record following the top of the fifth inning and the sellout crowd of immediately started a standing ovation that lasted 22 minutes. Ripken acknowledged the cheers with eight curtain calls before teammates Rafael Palmeiro and Bobby Bonilla pushed him into taking a victory lap. The whose season seats are in the first row of the left-field were among the lucky few who got to touch Ripken during his1 triumphant moment Mr. Larkin shook hands with while his wife.. patted the superstar on the back as'he passed by. a a still-euphoric Mrs. Larkin said shortly afterward. definitely didn't think I'd everget that close to much less on this Drew Larkin said. Even more surprising was the fact that the Larkins had considered skipping last night's record-breaking game. Mr. Larkin routinely gives the six seats away to his Maryland Realty customers and had planned on doing so again last night. Page B fana savor stieak experience. Dl Ripken catenae national heart wtth natural approach. Dl Chris eertMcatefsrCal the making of a vMooat DaWMMflVillw By JOE GROSS Sporto Editor BALTIMORE On what may have been the biggest nights of his came through with two of the best performances he's had in a long while. Certain people respond well to the spotlight Pasadena's Bryan Johnson fits into that too. When Ripken thrilled the more than fans at Oriole Park by hitting his third home ran in as many games and helped the Orioles to their second straight victory last the ball soared over the waU into Section hit a seat in Row PP and bounced back to Mr. sitting in Row RJL Although he's a season ticket he hadn't caught a baseball at a game since he played high school baseball in his hometown of Pa. But he caught the ban hit by Ripken on the night Iron Cal set the record for most consecutive games played Because it was hit by Ripken on perhaps the most festive night in Baltimore baseball the home run ball was immediately a valuable collector's item. Fans all around Mr. Johnson yelled for him to hide to keep it. One fan went so far as to offer him on the spot But when an Orioles representative reached Mr. Johnson in his left-Held there was no hesitation about giving the ball back to Ripken. Pate
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