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OTD in 1998, approximately 10 minutes before game time, Cal Ripken Jr. entered manager Ray Miller's office to inform him that he would not be playing that evening and thus the game streak that first started over 16 years earlier would come to an end at 2,632.

Here is an original game lineup sheet that was passed out to members of the media in the Press Box earlier in the evening showing Cal Jr. batting 6th and playing third:

That's a very neat item!
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Day 265 (September 21, 2020 – 265)

Feels like a snapshot photo type of day. The first snapshot is of Brooks and Connie Robinson along with Lee McPhail, the Orioles President and General Manager. The snapshot was on October 22, 1965 and was at some type of dinner event.

Day 265 a Snapshot 1965 Connie MacPhail October 22.jpg

Next up is a snapshot of Brooks from 1974 taken at Metropolitan Stadium.

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The last snapshot today is a bit odd taken in the Orioles locker room. It pictures Brooks, Jerry Adair and a young David Pinsky. All look a little uncomfortable to me…

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Ball signed/dated by Floyd Rayford who was the last player to play third before Cal's streak started , Cal Jr. with the dates of his streak & Ryan Minor who replaced Cal:

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Default 1992 Kane County Cougars

For the past 14 seasons, the structure of the Orioles minor league affiliates has remained intact, with the exception of the Orioles dropping their Bluefield affiliate after the 2010 season. The Delmarva Shorebirds have been the Orioles low level class A affiliate since 1997.

However, in the early 1990's the Orioles A affiliates hopped around for a few years until landing in Delmarva. Teams included the Wausua Timbers (1990), Kane County Cougars (1991-1992), Albany Polecats (1993-1994) and High Desert Mavericks (1995-1996).

Today, I'm taking a look at the 1992 Kane County Cougars. The Cougars were located in Geneva, Illinois and played in the Midwest League. The Cougars finished 61-76. Not a lot of future Orioles talent on the team, but did include Rick Krivda, Curtis Goodwin, Scott Klingenbeck and Jimmy Haynes.

Krivda, Rick 2.jpg Goodwin, Curtis 1.jpg Klingenbeck, Scott 1.jpg Haynes, Jimmy 1.jpg


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1992 Program

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Day 266 (September 22, 2020 - 266)

Once again we see the Norman Rockwell, “Gee, Thanks Brooks” on a Rawlings Sporting Goods Company cover. The 1972 Rawlings Spring and Summer Institutional catalog with all the Rawlings sporting goods listed inside. They even have the start of the new colored gloves; featuring bright red and blue gloves, endorsed by Reggie Jackson (GJ55, GJ56) and Willie Stargell (GJ64, GJ65).

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Default William Jacobellis photos

William Jacobellis was a highly regarded sports photographer for many years. Topps used some of his photos for their cards, especially in the 1950's & 60's. His original photos pop occasionally on eBay and some stars go for big bucks. Aside from his name/stamp on the back, his photos tend to have a black border around them. I picked up a few Orioles for my collection years ago.

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William Jacobellis was a highly regarded sports photographer for many years. Topps used some of his photos for their cards, especially in the 1950's & 60's. His original photos pop occasionally on eBay and some stars go for big bucks. Aside from his name/stamp on the back, his photos tend to have a black border around them. I picked up a few Orioles for my collection years ago.
Alan,

Do you think these were cut from a contact sheet?

Really good quality for sure.
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