Ripken reaches Gehrig's mark
It comes as no surprise that when Ripken was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, a record 82,000 people were on hand to witness his enshrinement. Needless to say, Ripken’s record and place in baseball history are safe.
“I'd like to be remembered,” Ripken said. “I'd like to think that someday two guys will be talking in a bar and one of them will say something like, 'Yeah, he's a good shortstop, but he's not as good as ol’ Ripken was.’”
Connor O’Gara was a public relations intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development