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Following Cal Ripken, Jr.’s historic passing of Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played streak on September 6th, 1995, the city of Baltimore honored Ripken the next day with an official proclamation proclaiming September 7th, 1995 as “Cal Ripken, Jr. Day” in the city of Baltimore. The city pulled out all of the stops as they held a parade for their favorite son on September 7th. Offered here is the official proclamation given to Cal Ripken by the city of Baltimore for declaring September 7, 1995 Cal Ripken, Jr. Day. “PROCLAMATION” is prominently displayed atop this 8 ½ x 14-inch document with a gold seal affixed to the bottom left corner. This official proclamation has been signed by the then-Mayor Kurt Schmoke in black pen at the bottom on the “Mayor” line. Also included with this proclamation is a typed letter from the mayor to Ripken dated September 25, 1995 that reads “Dear Cal: On behalf of the citizens of Baltimore, I am proud to present you with this proclamation proclaiming Thursday, September 7, 1995 as “Cal Ripken, Jr. Day.” As you know, the parade and ceremony were a tremendous success, enjoyed by more than 300,000 spectators. Certainly, September 7, sill be etched in the minds and hearts of Baltimoreans forever. Best wishes to you and your family.” These two documents are housed and custom black cover with a gold Baltimore seal on the front. This comes directly from the personal collection of Cal Ripken, Jr. and a signed LOA from Cal will accompany this item.

1995 City of Baltimore Proclamation Designating 9/7/95 as "Cal Ripken Jr. Day" In Baltimore (Ripken LOA)
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