Cal Ripken.. what about the baseball strike?

brxndxn

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The Major League baseball strike of 94' and 95' cancelled something like 900+ games. Cal Ripken's streak was from 82' to 98'.. So, why does he get to go down in history as beating Lou Gehrig's amazing record?

There was a labor strike that screwed up major leage baseball.. It seems like any record that went through that strike is tainted, imo.

 

AntaresVI

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It's not like there were baseball games for him to miss. By your logic, no season-to-season streak should count because there is an interruption between games.
 

ballmode

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Same thing as that one guy going for the hit record. It was between 2 seasons... but it would have still counted if he got it
 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: ballmode
Same thing as that one guy going for the hit record. It was between 2 seasons... but it would have still counted if he got it

IMHO, it's much harder to keep up a record like that going from season to season than it would be in a single season.

When a hitter is hot, it's damn near hard to get them out. With the off-season, you have to worry about the break in between, starting off slow, a poor spring-training, etc.
 

chuckywang

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Originally posted by: brxndxn
The Major League baseball strike of 94' and 95' cancelled something like 900+ games. Cal Ripken's streak was from 82' to 98'.. So, why does he get to go down in history as beating Lou Gehrig's amazing record?

There was a labor strike that screwed up major leage baseball.. It seems like any record that went through that strike is tainted, imo.

Name a game the Orioles played in that time period that Ripken missed.
 

NFS4

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Originally posted by: chuckywang
Originally posted by: brxndxn
The Major League baseball strike of 94' and 95' cancelled something like 900+ games. Cal Ripken's streak was from 82' to 98'.. So, why does he get to go down in history as beating Lou Gehrig's amazing record?

There was a labor strike that screwed up major leage baseball.. It seems like any record that went through that strike is tainted, imo.

Name a game the Orioles played in that time period that Ripken missed.

w3rd. Cal Ripken for life!!

<-- Born in Baltimore
 

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Originally posted by: brxndxn
The Major League baseball strike of 94' and 95' cancelled something like 900+ games. Cal Ripken's streak was from 82' to 98'.. So, why does he get to go down in history as beating Lou Gehrig's amazing record?

There was a labor strike that screwed up major leage baseball.. It seems like any record that went through that strike is tainted, imo.

Exactly. They CANCELLED the games. They didnt count towards his record. He would have had it 900 games earlier if not for the strike.

Dude, face the facts, Cal Ripkens record blows gehrigs OUT OF THE WATER. He was a freaking shortstop for goodness sake... one of the most taxing positions in baseball.

 

FoBoT

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where does "900+" come from?

there are 162 games a year right?

there was a strike for 5.5 years?

i think 900+ is the total for the entire league, not how many his team missed