On May 30, 1982 — Cal Ripken’s�2,632 record�consecutive game streak, which will span 17 seasons, begins with the Oriole rookie going 0-for-2, batting eighth in a 6-0 loss to Toronto at Memorial Stadium.�The 21 year-old infielder plays third base, his position for the first 27 games of the streak, before becoming the team’s everyday shortstop, en route to surpassing Lou Gehrig’s remarkable feat in 1995.

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