Byron Nelson holds the record for the longest winning streak on the PGA tour, racking up an incredible 11 consecutive tournament victories in 1945. In that same year, Nelson accumulated 18 total tour wins, also a record.
Longest and Grea...Brett Favre's streak for consecutive starts has come to an end and one can't help but think back to other athletes who accomplished great streaks in sports history. So take a look at the greatest and longest streaks of all time.
Brett FavreBrett Favre owns the longest streak for consecutive starts in the NFL. He started 297 games.
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Joe DiMaggioJoe DiMaggio made history by going 56 consecutive games with a hit. In his thirteen-year career with the Yankees, he also won 10 pennants and nine world championships.
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Lance ArmstrongLance Armstrong made history when he won seven consecutive Tour de France championships. After winning his seventh title, he officially announced his retirement from professional cycling.
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Edwin MosesEdwin Moses won 122 consecutive 400m hurdle races. He has won two gold medals and set the world record in his event four times.
Wayne GretzkyWayne Gretzky has the longest point streak in NHL history. He recorded a point (either a goal or an assist) in 51 consecutive games.
Cal Ripken Jr.Cal Ripken Jr. holds baseball's longest streak for consecutive games played. He played in 2,632 consecutive games, ending his streak by voluntarily removing his name from the lineup for the Orioles' final home game of the 1998 season.
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Johnny UnitasJohnny Unitas holds the record for throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games. His talent as a quarterback earned him the nickname "The Golden Arm."
Martina Navrital...Martina Navritalova holds the record for the longest winning streak for singles matches with 74. She also has won six consecutive Grand Slam titles.
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Byron NelsonByron Nelson holds the record for the longest winning streak on the PGA tour, racking up an incredible 11 consecutive tournament victories in 1945. In that same year, Nelson accumulated 18 total tour wins, also a record.
A. C. GreenA.C. Green has his name in the NBA record books for playing for playing the most consecutive games, 1,192 over 15 seasons. He also has four championship rings and was nicknamed the 'Iron Man' of the NBA.
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Orel HershiserOrel Hershiser holds the record for pitching the most scoreless innings in a row (59) in 1988. His team went on to win the World Series that year and Hershiser was named MVP.
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Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain holds a lot of NBA records and streaks. One of the most memorable streaks Chamberlain set was going 126 consecutive games scoring 20 points or more. He also had a streak of seven consecutive games scoring 50 or more points and a streak of nine consecutive games in which he posted a triple-double.
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Julio Cesar Chav...Julio Cesar Chavez holds the longest winning streak in boxing history (87). His streak ended in 1993 with a draw against Pernell Whitaker.
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Kelly SlaterKelly Slater won the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championionship five straight years from 1994-98. Overall, he's been crowned world champion 10 times, also a record.
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Roger FedererRoger Federer holds the longest streak for consecutive Grand Slam semifinal appearances at 23. The previous record was 10.