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What year did the phrase 'The New Ironman' apply in baseball?
March 27, 2008 6:00PM
1995 1995 14. Ripken Becomes New Ironman (September 6, 1995) When the third out was recorded in the top of the fifth inning in a contest between Baltimore and the California Angels, the game became official. Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. had played in a major league record 2131 consecutive games, moving Lou Gehrig - the "Iron Horse" who played for the New York Yankees from 1925 to 1939 - into second place on baseball's endurance list. Gehrig's seemingly unbreakable mark stood for 56 years, four months and six days.