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.
Official Score Card Without Cal Ripken, Jr. / The End of the Streak
Most Games Played Listed First | Bold = Hall of Fame
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!