Cal Ripken Jr. 2632 consecutive games played
I never thought of this record as being a big deal. Heck grown men playing a kids game and getting paid millions of dollars to do it, well sign me up! Seriously, only seven major league ball players have topped 1100 consecutive games played. Ripken broke Lou Gherig’s record of 2,130 consecutive games that stood for 56 years on September 6, 1995. Though some may argue his play was affected because he went 16 seasons without a day off. How many of us have used a sick day from our job? Up until this season Prince Fielder’s 547 consecutive game streak was snapped as he had season ending surgery to repair a cervical disc herniation.