On This Day In Baseball History: July 15, 1993

Cal Ripken

 

Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr passes Ernie Banks for most homers as a shortstop when he clubs his 278th. Ripken will end his career with 345 career homers while playing short. Both men would be elected to the Hall of Fame and play multiple positions throughout their careers. Ripken would transition to third towards the end of his career logging 675 games over 8 season there while Banks would log 1,259 games at first over 11 seasons (124 more games than at short), 69 games at third, and 23 in left field. Banks currently sits fourth on the list of most homers as a shortstop as he has since be passed by Miguel Tejada (291) and Alex Rodriguez (344).

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