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Baseball Consecutive Games Played Record 2,632

Baseball Consecutive Games Played Record 2,632, Baseball Consecutive Games Played Record 2,632----The record of playing in 2,632 consecutive games played streaks in Major League Baseball over more than 16 years is held by Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles.
Cal Ripken is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman.

He played his entire 21-year baseball career for the Baltimore Orioles from 1981 to 2001.

A 19-time All-Star and member of the 3000 hit club, Ripken is considered one of the best shortstops and third basemen to ever play the game.

He is a best-selling author and the President and CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc. whose goal is to grow the love of baseball from a more grassroots level.

Ripken was drafted by the Orioles in the second round of the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft.

In June 2001, Ripken announced he would retire at the end of the season.

Ripken surpassed Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees, whose legendary record of 2,130 consecutive games had stood for 56 years.

Before Gehrig, the record was held by Everett Scott, a shortstop with the Red Sox and Yankees whose streak ended in 1925, less than a month before Gehrig's began.
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