Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Cal Ripken’s 2,632 consecutive games streak. It’s a record that I believe will never again be broken.  At least not in my lifetime.

Cal’s streak is certainly one of the most memorable in baseball history and many have tried to follow his lead.  Former (and I guess current) Orioles shortstop/third baseman Miguel Tejada had a streak of 1,152 consecutive games before he injured his wrist on June 20, 2007.  Tejada is number five on the all-time list.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, the next player that could possibly break Cal’s streak is Prince Fielder.  The Tigers first baseman has played in 230 consecutive games and has missed just one day since September 3, 2008.  Fielder’s previous streak of 326 games was snapped when he was sidelined with a stomach virus on September 13, 2010.

He recently passed Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp on the active iron man list when Kemp hit the DL with a strained left hammy.

If he were to break Cal’s streak, he would likely do so on May 1, 2027.  Get your tickets now.

Fielder would be 43-years-old.