MLB: 30 amazing records that will never be broken

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: The 2016 National League Cy Young Award is presented to Max Scherzer #32 of the Washington Nationals before the start of the Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on April 3, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 4-2. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: The 2016 National League Cy Young Award is presented to Max Scherzer #32 of the Washington Nationals before the start of the Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on April 3, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Nationals won 4-2. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) /
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Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) /

The most unbreakable records in MLB history: 2,632 Consecutive games

They say the best ability is availability. And no one took that to heart more than Cal Ripken Jr.

With 2,632 consecutive games played, it’s going to be virtually impossible for anyone to catch Ripken Jr. and his record-setting number. From the age of 21 up until he reached his late 30s, if there was a game that the Baltimore Orioles had to play, best believe Ripken Jr. was not only going to play, but he was going to do major damage when he was out there.

For his career, Ripken Jr. was a 19-time All-Star, two-time MVP, 1983 World Series winner, eight-time Silver Slugger, and unsurprisingly, a Hall of Famer.

In terms of competition for his consecutive games streak, Ripken Jr. isn’t losing any sleep. In this millennium, only Miguel Tejada and the 1,152 consecutive games he registered broke through the thousand-game mark. Other than him, no one has come even close.

Considering that rest is often prioritized over players playing in every single game year in and year out, Ripken Jr.’s record will be safe for at least the next century.