Historical Events Cal Ripken and Bill Clinton at Game 2,131 Jan 28, 2014 This is a historic moment. Ripken is signing a bat for the President Clinton after he broke Gehrig’s record. Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken autographs a baseball bat for President Clinton after Ripken broke the consecutive game streak at 2,131 games. 9/6/95. Source: U.S. National Archives Ghosts of Baltimore via EmailWant to get our great content sent to you by email? Sign up here and we'll stay in touch!