1998: When The Streak ended, Ripken did it on his terms. He told manager Ray Miller that he wanted out of the lineup on Sept. 20, and it was over after 2,632 consecutive games. Ryan Minor started at third base in place of Ripken, who had played an additional 501 games after breaking Lou Gehrig's record. There were more milestones. Ripken made an unprecedented 15th consecutive All-Star Game start. He became the first American League player to appear in at least 150 games in 15 seasons.

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