Baseball Consecutive Games Played Record 2,632
March 20, 2012 by staff
Baseball Consecutive Games Played Record 2,632, Listed below are the 15 longest consecutive games played streaks in Major League Baseball history. To compile such a streak, a player must appear in every game played by his team. The streak is broken if the team completes a game in which the player neither takes a turn at bat nor plays a half-inning in the field.
The record of playing in 2,632 consecutive games over more than 16 years is held by Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles. Ripken surpassed Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, whose legendary record of 2,130 consecutive games had stood for 56 years. Before Gehrig, the record was held by Everett Scott, a shortstop with the Red Sox and Yankees whose streak ended in 1925, less than a month before Gehrig’s began.
The record for a National League player is held by Steve Garvey of the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres (1975-1983), though Garvey’s 1,207-game streak is less than half the length of Ripken’s. Previous holders of the National League record include Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs (1963-1970), Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals (1952-1957), and Gus Suhr of the Pittsburgh Pirates (1931-1937).
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