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Consecutive Games Question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dude, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Dude

    Dude Active Member


    Let's say theoretically, Cal Ripken, Jr. was sent to the minors for a week during his consecutive games streak.

    Would the streak still have been active when he returned to the majors?

    This is sort of work related. Thanks.
  2. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    I would have to say no ... injury, DNP-coaches decision, not on the active roster, etc. ... no matter what the reason, he would have missed an Orioles game, breaking the consecutive games streak.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Would the record book make an exception for a player on bereavement leave? If Cal had lost his father or mother, etc., during the streak and took a day or two off, would the streak still have counted?
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I would think absolutely not.

    I'd think your example is a clearer case than Dude's.
  5. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Still say no, even though it would be under unfortunate circumstances.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    No all around. If the O's played a game and Cal wasn't part of it his streak would have ended.
  7. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    They'd have just kept having rainouts, right?
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    and power failures.
  9. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Shit! That's what I meant. It wasn't a damn rainout, it was a power failure.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Or hope that the game he might miss is suspended and restarted at a later date, at which timehe could be insterted into the lineup.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    It's the same thing as if he were injured. If he's not in the lineup, his streak is over.
  12. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    Thanks folks.
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