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Cal Ripken Gets First Hit – August 16, 1981

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For most of the 1981 season he played for the Triple A Rochester Red Wings, but two weeks shy of his 21st birthday, Cal Ripken made his Major League debut, on August 10, 1981. He came into the game as a pinch runner, replacing Ken Singleton. Ripken moved to second base after Eddie Murray walked, and he scored on a walk-off single by John Lowenstein. Ripken got his first hit on August 16, 1981 in the third inning against the White Sox’ Dennis Lamp.

Before hanging up his spikes for good, he collected 3,183 hits, but Cak Ripkin is most famous for his Major League record 2,632 consecutive (over a period of 17 years) games played.

Cal Ripken 1981 Rochester Red Wings Card

Cal Ripken 1981 Rochester Red Wings Card
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