On August 18, 1989 — In a 9 – 2 Toronto win, Baltimore SS Cal Ripken plays in his 1,208th consecutive game, passing Steve Garvey for the 3rd longest streak in major league history; George Bell leads Toronto with two singles, a double and a home run.

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