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Tip your cap to baseball's new Iron Man

Updated: October 7, 2001, 4:43 PM ET
By Nick Acocella | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game Sept. 6, 1995 - Baltimore's iron man replaced the Yankees' Iron Horse when Cal Ripken played in his 2,131st consecutive game, bettering the record that Lou Gehrig held for 56 years.

In the fourth inning, Ripken homered. After the California Angels were retired in the fifth inning, with Baltimore leading, Game No. 2,131 was official and Camden Yards erupted. Ripken's presentation of his jersey and cap to his wife and two young children brought waves of warm applause ...

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