The Steroids Era Can Never Taint What Cal Ripken, Jr and Lou Gehrig Put Together

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent ISeptember 7, 2010

The anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr. becoming MLB's 'Iron Man' brings back memories of Lou Gehrig.
The anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr. becoming MLB's 'Iron Man' brings back memories of Lou Gehrig.

Labor Day is often regarded as a day of rest throughout the United States but on this day, fifteen years ago, two men were honored and remembered for not missing a single day at the office in over thirteen years respectively.

On September 6, 1995, millions of baseball fans, nationally and internationally, tuned in to watch Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. eclipse the seemingly unbreakable record of New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig for consecutive games played, which stood at 2,130 for 56 years.

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