Johnny Damon plays in 140th game

Updated: September 29, 2010, 5:15 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Johnny Damon has played in his 140th game of the season, becoming one of only five major leaguers to do that for 15 years in a row.

The Detroit Tigers outfielder did it in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians.

Hank Aaron, Brooks Robinson and Pete Rose did it for 16 straight years and Willie Mays did it 15 times.

Damon's streak began in his second season with the Kansas City Royals in 1996. He played also played for the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees before joining the Tigers this year.

The game was the 2,271st of the 36-year-old outfielder's career, ranking 112th all-time and seventh among active players.


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