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CAL RIPKEN JR., MLB 2,632 consecutive games played
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CAL RIPKEN JR., MLB
2,632 consecutive games played
1982-1998 (Sat out against Yankees)
With the Baltimore Orioles out of playoff contention, Ripken decided to take a day off, ending his MLB-leading string of consecutive games that started May 30, 1982, and ended Sept. 20, 1998. Lou Gehrig owned the previous record with 2,130 straight games, which Ripken broke on Sept. 6, 1995.(Credit: AP, 1998)

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