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Postby Payne Dailey » Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:46 pm

On 6 September 1995, Baltimore Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr. broke a record long thought to be unassailable when he played in his 2,131st consecutive baseball game, surpassing the mark of 2,130 set by Lou Gehrig back in 1939. Ripken would go on to play in a total of 2,632 straight games before finally sitting one out on 20 September 1998.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Ripken's most remarkable of streaks was that he started every game (i.e., no pinch-hitting, pinch-running, or late-inning defensive substitution appearances), voluntarily left a game before the seventh inning only four times (he was also ejected twice by umpires), and at one point played every single inning of every single game for over five years.
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Postby Conner » Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:49 pm

Armed and Hammered wrote:Pretend they did the huge celebration after the 1st inning and then clouds broke and the game got pissed on for 3 hours and cancelled. After the 5th it is official. Thinking he has to play 5 innings is crazy.


Exactly.

He could leave after the first inning, but the game doesn't become official until after five.
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Postby smelson » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:00 pm

Ohh ok that's it, the game becomes official after the 5th, but the player doesn't have to play through the 5th....I knew it was something like that.

Also, calling whoever thought that he had to play through the 5th an "idiot" or "crazy" is a bit harsh don't you think?
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Postby Conner » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:03 pm

smelson wrote:Also, calling whoever thought that he had to play through the 5th an "idiot" or "crazy" is a bit harsh don't you think?

No.


He's not here.
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Postby DK » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:04 pm

Gehrig frequently played the first inning of games and sat out the rest to continue his streak.

If you play in a game, you play in a game. Period.
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Postby asterisk » Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:37 pm

Payne Dailey wrote:On 6 September 1995, Baltimore Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr. broke a record long thought to be unassailable when he played in his 2,131st consecutive baseball game, surpassing the mark of 2,130 set by Lou Gehrig back in 1939. Ripken would go on to play in a total of 2,632 straight games before finally sitting one out on 20 September 1998.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Ripken's most remarkable of streaks was that he started every game (i.e., no pinch-hitting, pinch-running, or late-inning defensive substitution appearances), voluntarily left a game before the seventh inning only four times (he was also ejected twice by umpires), and at one point played every single inning of every single game for over five years.


It would be nice if you could post the link to make it official. Other then that your post answered the question. ;-D
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Postby Conner » Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:39 pm

asterisk wrote:
Payne Dailey wrote:On 6 September 1995, Baltimore Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr. broke a record long thought to be unassailable when he played in his 2,131st consecutive baseball game, surpassing the mark of 2,130 set by Lou Gehrig back in 1939. Ripken would go on to play in a total of 2,632 straight games before finally sitting one out on 20 September 1998.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Ripken's most remarkable of streaks was that he started every game (i.e., no pinch-hitting, pinch-running, or late-inning defensive substitution appearances), voluntarily left a game before the seventh inning only four times (he was also ejected twice by umpires), and at one point played every single inning of every single game for over five years.


It would be nice if you could post the link to make it official. Other then that your post answered the question. ;-D


Ehh.....No it didn't.
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Postby afromangettindrunk » Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:45 pm

cal ripken, what a bum :-t














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Postby asterisk » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:05 pm

Conner wrote:
asterisk wrote:
Payne Dailey wrote:On 6 September 1995, Baltimore Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr. broke a record long thought to be unassailable when he played in his 2,131st consecutive baseball game, surpassing the mark of 2,130 set by Lou Gehrig back in 1939. Ripken would go on to play in a total of 2,632 straight games before finally sitting one out on 20 September 1998.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Ripken's most remarkable of streaks was that he started every game (i.e., no pinch-hitting, pinch-running, or late-inning defensive substitution appearances), voluntarily left a game before the seventh inning only four times (he was also ejected twice by umpires), and at one point played every single inning of every single game for over five years.


It would be nice if you could post the link to make it official. Other then that your post answered the question. ;-D


Ehh.....No it didn't.


Ok, how about this...

Consecutive Playing Streak: A consecutive-game playing streak shall be extended if the player plays one half-inning on defense, or if he completes a time at bat by reaching base or being put out. A pinch-running appearance only shall not extend the streak. If an umpire ejects a player from a game before he can comply with the requirements of this rule, his streak shall continue.

Suspended Games: For the purpose of this rule, all performances in the completion of a suspended game shall be considered as occurring on the original date of the game

http://www.thebaseballpage.com/faq/rules.htm
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Postby Conner » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:08 pm

asterisk wrote:
Conner wrote:
asterisk wrote:
Payne Dailey wrote:On 6 September 1995, Baltimore Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr. broke a record long thought to be unassailable when he played in his 2,131st consecutive baseball game, surpassing the mark of 2,130 set by Lou Gehrig back in 1939. Ripken would go on to play in a total of 2,632 straight games before finally sitting one out on 20 September 1998.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Ripken's most remarkable of streaks was that he started every game (i.e., no pinch-hitting, pinch-running, or late-inning defensive substitution appearances), voluntarily left a game before the seventh inning only four times (he was also ejected twice by umpires), and at one point played every single inning of every single game for over five years.


It would be nice if you could post the link to make it official. Other then that your post answered the question. ;-D


Ehh.....No it didn't.


Ok, how about this...

Consecutive Playing Streak: A consecutive-game playing streak shall be extended if the player plays one half-inning on defense, or if he completes a time at bat by reaching base or being put out. A pinch-running appearance only shall not extend the streak. If an umpire ejects a player from a game before he can comply with the requirements of this rule, his streak shall continue.

Suspended Games: For the purpose of this rule, all performances in the completion of a suspended game shall be considered as occurring on the original date of the game

http://www.thebaseballpage.com/faq/rules.htm



Looks perfect to me....and I like the link being provided. Not enough people do that here. ;-D
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