On Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that center fielder Matt Kemp was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
While the Dodgers certainly lost a key piece of their offense, for Kemp it had more meaning as well. It meant an end to his streak of 399 consecutive games played, the longest active streak in the majors.
That makes what Cal Ripken achieved during his career all the more remarkable. For 16-plus seasons, Ripken took to the field every single day, finally taking himself out of the lineup after 2,632 consecutive games.
Considering that Kemp's streak was the current longest, it certainly appears that Ripken's mark is unbreakable. But what other records are likely never to be broken?
Let's take a look.