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On April 16, 1983, Steve Garvey of the San Diego Padres sets a National League record for the most consecutive games played. Garvey plays in his 1,118th straight game, breaking the mark held by Hall of Famer Billy Williams. Garvey picks up two hits in an 8-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, his former team.