CONSECUTIVE MLB GAMES PLAYED RECORD

The Top 15 Consecutive Games Played Streaks in MLB History

Most fans and Minor League players dream of getting any opportunity to play in the big leagues. Each of these men probably had that same dream, combined it with their sheer desire to play and stuck through it regardless of the pain. They are the consecutive games played record holding "Iron Men" of Major League Baseball.

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"The streak has become my identity; it's who I've become." - Cal Ripken, Jr. in The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats (Little, Brown and Company. May 6, 2014. Page 214)

Consecutive MLB Games Played Record

09-20-1998 Cal Ripken, Jr. Lineup Card

Official Score Card Without Cal Ripken, Jr. / The End of the Streak

Most Games Played Listed First | Bold = Hall of Fame

2,632
05-30-1982
09-19-1998
1.
2,130
06-01-1925
04-30-1939
2.
1,307
06-20-1916
05-05-1925
3.
1,207
09-03-1975
07-29-1983
4.
1,152
06-01-2000
06-21-2007
5.
1,117
09-22-1963
09-02-1970
6.
1,103
09-13-1922
04-30-1930
7.
895
04-15-1952
08-23-1957
8.
829
04-30-1949
05-11-1955
9.
822
09-11-1931
06-04-1937
10.
798
08-08-1955
09-03-1960
11.
745
09-02-1978
08-23-1983
12.
740
09-26-1981
07-08-1986
13.
730
06-07-1950
04-13-1955
14.
717
08-28-1956
06-22-1961
15.
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Did you know that in 1983, Cal Ripken, Jr. became the first player in Major League history to appear in every regular season game, LCS game and World Series game?

Pete Rose appeared on the list twice until Miguel Tejada bumped his second entry. Rose was the only player to accomplish that goal, but even if you combined both streaks (his second entry was 678 consecutive games played) he was still short of Cal Ripken, Jr.'s record by over one-thousand games.

Tickets to Cal Ripken Jr.'s first game of the streak sold for more than five-hundred dollars each when this page was created in 2000. Tickets to the last game were more than two-hundred dollars each in 2000. Tickets in late 2019 have soared to three-thousand to four-thousand dollars each depending on condition and if you are able to actually find one!

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