Consecutive Games Played : The Top 15

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".

"The (consecutive games played) streak has become my identity; it's who I've become." - Cal Ripken, Jr.
Consecutive Games Played Record

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

Official Score Card Without Cal Ripken, Jr.
(End of Streak)

Most Games Played Listed First

Name
#
First Game
Last Game
Rank

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.

Names

#
First Game
Last Game
Rank

Consecutive Games Played



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 2005 have soared to two-thousand to four-thousand dollars each depending on condition and if you are able to actually find one!

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