Famous Sports Streaks

Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
NHL legend Wayne Gretzky scored a point in 51 consecutive games to open the 1983-1984 season for the Edmonton Oilers.
A.C. Green
A.C. Green
He has four championship rings, but isn't a Hall of Famer. Still, A.C. Green played in a record 1,192 consecutive games over 15 NBA seasons.
Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio
"Joltin" Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive games in the summer of 1941. Most sports experts call it the streak that can never be broken. Pete Rose came the closest when he hit safely in 44 straight games.
Brett Favre
Brett Favre
Brett Favre played in 297 straight NFL games before a shoulder injury ended the streak on December 13, 2010.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs lost 26 consecutive games when the franchise started. When asked of his team's execution, then-Bucs coach John McKay famously said, "I'm in favor of it."
BYRON NELSON
BYRON NELSON
Byron Nelson had the greatest year in the history of professional golf when he won 18 tournaments in 1945, including a record 11 in a row.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Cal Ripken, Jr. played in 2,632 consecutive Major League Baseball games, breaking the streak of 2,130 held by the Iron Horse Lou Gehrig.
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain claimed several streaks, including sleeping with tens of thousands of women. But he also recorded seven consecutive games of more than 50 points in 1961.
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
The Cubs won the championship in 1908 and haven't won one since then, a full century of futility.
Johnny Unitas
Johnny Unitas
NFL Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas threw at least one touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games from 1956-1960.
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong won seven straight Tour de France championships from 1999-2005.
Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova won 74 consecutive matches in 1984. It's an all-time record for singles tennis.
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots hold the all-time record for consecutive games won, going 21-0 between October 5, 2003 and October 31, 2004.
Northwestern Wildcats
Northwestern Wildcats
The Northwestern Wildcats set a Division I-A football record when they lost 34 consecutive football games from 1979-1982.
Orel Hershiser
Orel Hershiser
Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser threw 59.1 consecutive scoreless innings in 1988. He broke the record held by former Dodger great Don Drysdale.
Baltirmore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
The 1983 Baltimore Orioles lost 21 straight games to start the season
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers lost 330 man games in 2005-2006. Man games meaning that the number of of games missed in total would add up to 330 games.
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M lost 80 consecutive football games from 1989 to 1998.
Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Tennis star Roger Federer made it to Grand Slam semifinals 23 consecutive times.
UCLA
UCLA
The UCLA men's basketball team won 88 straight games before losing to Notre Dame in January 1974.
UConn
UConn
The UConn Huskies women's basketball team lost in the 2008 Final Four and haven't lost again since. The streak was at 87 games in mid-December.
Johnny Vandermeer
Johnny Vandermeer
Johnny Vander Meer pitched consecutive no-hitters in 1938. He's the only Major League Baseball player to ever pull off the feat.
Jeff Feagles
Jeff Feagles
Jeff Feagles #18 is the NFL's iron man after playing in 352 consecutive games. However, he was a punter, so he's just barely considered a football player. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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