On this date in 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr. played in his 2, 131st consecutive baseball game.
His feat broke Lou Gehrig’s record.
Cal Ripken, Jr. is known as “The Iron Man,” and his dedication to the sport and his teams proves the moniker is well deserved.
In addition to his consecutive games record, Ripken hit 3,184 hits, 421 home runs, two golden glove awards, 19 All-Star selections, and was twice name American League MVP.
Before his career ended, Ripken’s consecutive games streak extended to 2,632, a record most believe will never be broken.
Cal Ripken, Jr. was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.