Thursday, January 18, 2007

Useless Random Facts: Miguel Tejada's Streak

If Miguel Tejada continues to play every game of every season, he would tie Cal Ripken Jr.'s consecutive games played record (2,632 games) in the 94th game of the 2016 season. Tejada would be 40 years old.

Miggy's contract with the Orioles only takes him through 2009. Assuming he keeps the streak alive and doesn't receive a contract extension before then, he'd finish that contract having played in 1,566 straight games. That would put him third on the all-time consecutive games played list behind only Ripken and Lou Gherig.

Tejada is currently seventh on that list, and he's also one of only seven players in history to play more than 1,000 consecutive games.

He is 23 games behind Joe Sewell for 6th, 37 games behind Billy Williams (not to be confused with Lando Calrissian) for 5th, and 127 games behind Steve Garvey for 4th.

Tejada could top all of those during the 2007 season.

(Now ... is it bad that I can't stop chuckling at the line in the Wikipedia entry on Garvey that says he's a "native born Tampan"? High brow, I know.)

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