No one will approach Ripken's record

Miguel Tejada has played 893 straight games. But 10 years after Cal Ripken's record-breaking game, Tejada is ready to sit.

Originally Published: September 6, 2005
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

On the 10-year anniversary of Cal Ripken's breaking Lou Gehrig's iron-man streak, the Orioles' current shortstop is considering ending his streak. It is an intelligent, rational, practical thought by Miguel Tejada, who, more than any player, knows what Ripken went through.

Tejada's streak is 893 games, the 11th longest all time, the longest since Ripken's 2,632. Tejada, like everyone who has played the game, knows Ripken's streak is unbreakable: Tejada would have to play every game for 11 ...

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