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The O's lose, the Nolan Reimold movie may not be dead just yet, and it's been 20 years since Cal Ripken showed up to work for the 2,131st time.

It was twenty years ago today...
It was twenty years ago today...
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About Last Night

David Price reaches milestone in Blue Jays' win over Orioles - CBC Sports - Baseball - MLB
"David Price allowed one run in seven innings for his 100th career victory as the Blue Jays topped the Orioles 5-1 on Saturday. The victory ended Toronto's three-game skid against Baltimore and Price earned his first win over the Orioles since Sept. 20, 2013."

Short stint in return for Orioles SP Mike Wright : Fantasy News
"Mike Wright made his first appearance for the Orioles since July 31 and was only able to last four innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday. Wright threw 80 pitches in four innings of work, allowing seven hits and three earned runs, while striking out four and walking one batter."

Obligatory Daily Roster Moves

Orioles calling up Nolan Reimold : Fantasy News
"The Orioles plan to call up outfielder Nolan Reimold before Monday's game, reports MASNSports.com."

In 2131 News...

Remembering 2,131: Memories of Cal Ripken Jr.'s magical night - Baltimore Sun
"It has been two decades since Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, but for those who were at Camden Yards on the night Ripken stepped into history, the memories are still vivid. Twenty years later, some are still connected to the Orioles franchise. But one resounding theme most shared was an inherent pressure to live up to the moment. They knew they were around history, perhaps the greatest baseball moment they'd ever witness and they wanted to perform for the man who performed every day. Here are seven different perspectives from around the ballpark the night on Sept. 6, 1995."

Gase: Twenty years ago Cal Ripken saved baseball with his streak - Times Hearld
"Somewhere along the way in each person’s life we are taught by someone, whether it be a parent, friend, teacher or even a coach, that in order to be a responsible person you need to show up and be ready to work hard at something each and every day. When that day came for Cal Ripken Jr. to learn this valuable life lesson he wasn’t sick. Or the day after. Or the day after that. Or the day after that."

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Derrek Lee, Roy Smith, and Jim Fridley. They share it with

1711 - Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church

1860 - Jane Addams, pacifist/social worker/feminist

1939 - David Allan Coe, country musician

1943 - Roger Waters, rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd)

1944 - Swoosie Kurtz, actress

1947 - Jane Curtin, actress

1954 - Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and Republican presidential nominee candidate

1958 - Jeff Foxworthy, comedian

1958 - Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian

1972 - Idris Elba, English actor and hopefully next James Bond

Today in Orioles history,

1974 - Baltimore sweeps a doubleheader from Cleveland, 2 - 0 and 1 - 0. Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar notch the 4th and 5th consecutive shutouts for the Orioles‚ who set an American League record with 54 straight scoreless innings pitched.

1995 - Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive Major League game to surpass Lou Gehrig's 56-year record. When the game becomes official in the middle of the 5th inning, Ripken takes a victory lap around Camden Yards during the 22-minute standing ovation from the sell-out crowd, including President Bill Clinton. In the game, Ripken goes 2 for 4, including a home run, in Baltimore's 4 - 2 win over California.

1996 - Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the 15th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs. Murray homers off Felipe Lira in the 7th inning of the Orioles' 5 - 4, 12-inning loss to Detroit at Camden Yards. Murray also joins Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as the only big leaguers to reach this milestone and also have at least 3,000 hits.

2012 - The Orioles use the long ball to defeat the Yankees, belting out 6 homers in a 10 - 6 win, including three in the 8th inning. Adam Jones leads off the frame with a solo blast off David Robertson to break a 6 - 6 tie, Mark Reynolds then hits a two-run shot, and Chris Davis follows with a solo shot to seal the outcome of the game. The two teams are again tied for the lead in the AL East.

Elsewhere in the universe on this date...

3114 BC - Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar).
1522 - Ferdinand Magellen's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.


1620 - The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World


1791 - Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague


1901 - US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York


1909 - Word received that Admiral Peary discovers North Pole 5 months earlier


1916 - First true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee

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