Baseball history mourns: Ryan Minor, Orioles infielder famous for replacing Cal Ripken, passes away at 49 due to cancer.

University of Oklahoma, where Minor excelled in baseball and basketball, confirmed his death.

Orioles express deep sadness, praising Minor's courage in battling cancer.

In 1998, Minor stepped into the spotlight when Ripken ended his historic consecutive games streak.

He played in 142 MLB games for the Orioles and Expos and had his jersey retired by Delmarva Shorebirds.

At Oklahoma, Minor was a multi-sport star, helping the Sooners win a baseball national title in 1994.

His basketball skills earned him Big Eight Player of the Year in 1995 and an NBA draft selection.

Minor was set to be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 2024.

A true sports legend, Ryan Minor's legacy lives on in the hearts of fans and the history of the game.