From Gus Triandos to Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray to Buck Showalter, Orioles baseball has showcased the talents and personalities of some of the era's greatest sports figures. But none shone brighter than Aberdeen's own Cal Ripken Jr., whose 21-season Hall-of-Fame career included breaking one of the sport's most revered records: On Sept. 6, 1995, Ripken played in consecutive game 2,131, breaking the 57-year-old record set by Yankees great Lou Gehrig. For much of the 1995 season, these banners were hung from the Camden warehouse and changed as the countdown to game 2,131 continued.
Handout photo, Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards
Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times