Mr. Cub Reaches 717

On this date, June 23, 1961 Ernie Banks would end his consecutive games played total at 717 games. He remains till this day on the list of top 15 players to hold a record for consecutive games played. (See list below from Baseball Almanac)

 

 

 

 

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

Cal Ripken, Jr.

2,632

05-30-1982

09-19-1998

1.

Lou Gehrig

2,130

06-01-1925

04-30-1939

2.

Everett Scott

1,307

06-20-1916

05-05-1925

3.

Steve Garvey

1,207

09-03-1975

07-29-1983

4.

Miguel Tejada

1,152

06-01-2000

06-21-2007

5.

Billy Williams

1,117

09-22-1963

09-02-1970

6.

Joe Sewell

1,103

09-13-1922

04-30-1930

7.

Stan Musial

895

04-15-1952

08-23-1957

8.

Eddie Yost

829

04-30-1949

05-11-1955

9.

Gus Suhr

822

09-11-1931

06-04-1937

10.

Nellie Fox

798

08-08-1955

09-03-1960

11.

Pete Rose

745

09-02-1978

08-23-1983

12.

Dale Murphy

740

09-26-1981

07-08-1986

13.

Richie Ashburn

730

06-07-1950

04-13-1955

14.

Ernie Banks

717

08-28-1956

06-22-1961

15.

Names

# First Game Last Game Rank

Consecutive Games Played

Ernie Banks played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. He started out his career on a high note becoming the Major League record holder for most consecutive games played after his debut, playing 424 consecutive games. This record would hold strong until 2005 when it was broken by Hideki Matsui who ended his streak at 518 games in 2006. Loved by fans at Wrigley Field, Mr. Cub became one of the first players to win back to back MVP awards in 1958 & 1959.

 

 

 

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