The Cubs’ Billy Williams ends his NL record of 1,117 consecutive games played
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Williams retired at age 38 following the 1976 season, and earned enshrinement in Cooperstown in 1987. The Chicago Cubs retired his No.26 after his induction.
“I’ve got to be the luckiest man in baseball,” he said. “Nobody can play that many games in a row without being lucky – a no injuries, no prolonged slumps, no nothing. Just good health to play every day.”
Kristen Gowdy was the 2014 public relations intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum