“The Iron Horse” played for 21 seasons- all with the Baltimore Orioles (1981-2001). He was a nineteen-time All-Star, two-time American League MVP and two-time Golden Glove twice (best fielder). But what stands him out above the rest is how he played in 2,632 straight games while others nick their toes and are placed on the 15-day disabled list. Ripken also played part of his career during which performance enhancing drugs were the culture. He may always be known as the man who broke Lou Gehrig’s seemingly unbreakable record of consecutive games played by voluntarily ending his 17-year streak at 2,632 games in 1998. When he broke Gehrig’s streak, fans voted it as one of their most memorable moments. He’s done a bunch of charity work and continues to be an ambassador of the game having purchased three minor league teams. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the fourth highest vote total of all time (%).