If anyone needs to wonder if Americans value a good work ethic one simply needs to reflect on the achievements of a Maryland baseball hero, Cal Ripken, Jr.
On this date in 1995 Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles broke the seemingly unbreakable record of the legendary Lou Gehrig by playing in his 2131st consecutive baseball game. The first game of the streak was on May 30, 1982.
The response of baseball fans everywhere showed just how much Americans value the individual who gets up everyday, goes to work, gives it his/her best shot, and then goes back again tomorrow…day after day, after day, after day.
Here is a look at the historic moment which includes a dramatic home run at the 3:00 minute mark as well as what is probably the longest standing ovation in history at the 14:00 minute mark.
They don’t make movies that good. The Baltimore Orioles will commemorate the Ripken fete today while playing the New York Yankees in Baltimore with perfect weather conditions. There will, however, be no fans in attendance.
Today will offer brilliant sunshine and temps in the mid 80’s. You can expect a repeat tomorrow when America honors its millions of laborers who are heroes as well in their own way.
Another fabulous day is in store today. We're starting out with temps in the 50s to low 60s in some areas this morning. Low 80s return this afternoon with comfortable humidity levels. If heading to the beach, please be careful of rip currents, especially from VA Beach to Corolla. pic.twitter.com/QGMqvyYaEQ
— NWS Wakefield (@NWSWakefieldVA) September 6, 2020