8,243 Consecutive innings played from June 5, 1982, to Sept. 14, 1987 2,632 Consecutive games played from May 30, 1982, to Sept. 19, 1998 .996 Record for fielding percentage in a season by a shortstop (1990) 19 All-Star Game selections 2,216 Consecutive games played at one position (shortstop)...
Orioles' Iron Man felt 'a pull,' not push to quit; 'Totally a personal decision'; Hometown hero makes it official, expresses relief
Legend's career marked by 'Streak,' trail he blazed as good-hitting shortstop
Timing: Cal Ripken's retirement will cost the Orioles their best-known face, but it will smooth the way for rebuilding the team.
Photos spanning Ripken's 21 seasons with the Orioles
David Berg looked out on his field of dreams and didn't see his moments. He saw teammates.
He is everywhere. He is nowhere.
The confetti fell. In front of the mound, the St. Louis Cardinals mobbed each other.