The Orioles today announced that an online charity auction for the 2130 and the 2131 numbered Orioles-themed Maryland license plates will begin on Thursday, August 27, at 12:00 p.m. ET in honor of the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game streak. Maryland residents who plan on using the winning license plate on a Maryland registered car can visit www.orioles.com/2131 to bid on plates 2130 and 2131. The auction for the two plates will last until the evening of Sunday, September 6, the actual date of Ripken’s record-breaking game.
Proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Orioles Charitable Foundation, which has raised nearly $110,000 since the debut of the club’s license plate program in 2012. That year, the Orioles, in conjunction with the Maryland MVA, created Orioles-themed, State of Maryland license plates that feature the cartoon bird along with a 4-digit number.
The Orioles will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ripken’s streak on Tuesday, September 1, at the 7:05 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ripken will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of a variety of commemorative elements planned at Oriole Park to honor the anniversary. Fans are encouraged to submit their photos from the historic record-breaking game, record-tying game, other Streak Week games or activities, or any photos taken with Ripken on Twitter or Instagram using #My2131.
Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the September 1 game against the Tampa Bay Rays should call 1-888-848-BIRD or visit www.orioles.com/tickets. Additional information is available at www.orioles.com/2131 and atwww.orioles.com/plates.