Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of Cal Ripken, Jr.’s 2,131st Consecutive Game Played

by | Sep 4, 2020 | Maroon News, Newsroom, Recent Posts, Sports

This Sunday, September 6, 2020, marks 25 years since Cal Ripken, Jr. played in his record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game, passing Lou Gehrig to become baseball’s Iron Man. It was a night that will live on in sports history, and a baseball season that had quite an impact on Maroon PR’s founder, John Maroon.

That 1995 season was a fortunitous one for John, as it was his first as the PR Director for the Baltimore Orioles.

“When we moved to Baltimore and I took the job as Orioles PR Director in 1995, I had no idea that it would essentially alter the path of my career and my life. Cal and I hit it off and worked really well together as we navigated the incredible media attention that came on as he approached breaking Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game record.”

WATCH as Cal and John reflect on the 1995 season:


In the years following, John and Cal remained close and today, Maroon PR is proud to continue representing Cal and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

“That season led to me working for him during the final years off his career and then, when I decided to go out on my own, he offered to be my first client which lifted us up from the start.  He is a friend and 25 years later it is a relationship that I value beyond words.”

Recently, the Maroon PR team has had the pleasure of working alongside Cal to assist with traditional and social media efforts to commemorate this silver anniversary and lift up his work with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation as they prepare to build their 100th youth development park. Here are a few great stories:


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