Cal Ripken is universally regarded as the “Ironman” in sports for his consecutive games streak. While showing up for work everyday is something that most of us shmoes do every day with much less fanfare, the rigors of professional sports take more of a toll on us than sitting in a cubicle for eight hours a day.
Cal may have some competition when you consider the consecutive game streak of Glenn Hall. Though he is probably the most viewed goalie in the history of hockey, only NHL purists recognize him in the picture. Hall is probably remembered as much for his pre-game ritual as he is for his consecutive game streak. Before every game Hall would vomit, and then drink a glass of orange juice.
Amazingly the acid content in his gullet allowed him to play in 502 consecutive games (and 49 playoff games), a record that will never be broken by an NHL goalie. His consistency was rivaled only by his excellent play in goal. Nicknamed “Mr. Goalie,” Hall would win three Vezina trophies and two Stanley Cups while playing with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues.