Cal Ripken Jr. ended his consecutive games played streak 17 years ago today

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On this date in 1998, Cal Ripken Jr. elected to end his record consecutive games played streak at 2,632.

He attempted to do it quietly, telling then-manager Ray Miller to remove his name from the lineup card shortly before first pitch, but the crowd at Camden Yards quickly caught on and so did the Yankees in the visitors dugout.

You can relive that moment here

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