October 8, 2001

PHOTO ESSAY:  Cal's Last Stop At The Stadium
by Steve Lombardi

The September 30, 2001 game at Yankee Stadium, played before an announced crowd of 55,351, was called because of rain after 15 innings with the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees tied at one.  Originally, this game was to be the last game of the 2001 season for the Orioles; and, therefore, Cal Ripken Jr.'s last game of his career.  However, that changed when the 2001 regular schedule was stretched a week to make up the games postponed by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.  Ripken's last game eventually occurred on October 6, 2001.  Nonetheless, the September 30th game was still an exciting day - - Cal's last stop at the Stadium and his last road game ever.

I was at the game with the family Canon ELPH 370Z camera in hand.  What follows are my favorite photographic memories of the day.  It is hoped that you will find them enjoyable.  I should stress that these are amateur photos and therefore not all of the quality one may expect in a particular photo essay.  While viewing the snapshots, please remember that there is a big difference between a handheld ELPH and a super zoom sniper lens mounted on a tripod. In addition, the clarity of the pictures will be contingent to the version and type of browser you use, as well as the method of your internet connection.

"Click" on the number of the photo which you wish to view:

Early Ballpark Shots

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Cal and his Kids (Rachel, age 11
and Ryan, age 8) Have Fun

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The Pre-Game Ceremony 

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Game Action

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Miscellaneous Stadium Views 

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