On August 17, 1933, At Sportsman Park, Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,308th consecutive game, breaking the record held by another New York Yankee, Everett Scott. Gehrig appeared in all but 42 innings of these contests.
(Photo) Gehrig accepts trophy for playing in then-record 1,308th consecutive game, passing Scott (now 3rd all-time) – L-R AL prez William Harridge; Sporting News editor EG Brands; Joe Sewell, who played in 1103 straight (7th all-time)
Gehrig will extend the streak to 2,130 games, a record that will stand until it is surpassed by Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles in 1995. The first baseman’s single and triple don’t prevent the last-place Browns from beating the Yankees in ten innings at Sportsman’s Park, 7 – 6.
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