Cal Ripken chokes up watching 2,131 game (VIDEO)

Cal Ripken chokes up watching 2,131 game (VIDEO)
January 17, 2014, 1:45 pm
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Cal Ripken may not be the Nationals' new manager, but he's still a popular figure among baseball fans in Washington. Before baseball returned to D.C. in 2005, he was the closest thing the city had to a baseball superstar in decades, and an entire generation of sports fans grew up watching and idolizing him.

For those that are fans of Ripken, or baseball history in general, this video is an absolute must-see. MLB Network is rolling out a new series called 'My Most Memorable Game' where they sit ex-ballplayers down to relive their greatest memories. Ripken, it appears, was the first to participate.

In this preview clip Cal takes a look back at the Orioles and Angels game on Sept. 6, 1995, a day that will forever be remembered by those who witnessed it. That was the night Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played.

In the video Ripken gets emotional as he watches the speech he gave in front of his family and friends. 

Watch it here: