Most consecutive matches played without missing an inning, Nippon Professional Baseball
Tomoaki Kanemoto
1492 total number
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The most consecutive matches played without missing an inning in Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan) is 1,492 by Tomoaki Kanemoto (Japan) with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and Hanshin Tigers from 21 July 1999 to 17 April 2010. This is also the world record for all professional baseball leagues, surpassing Cal Ripken Jr.'s (USA) mark of 903 games in Major League Baseball (USA). During his streak, Kanemoto won the Central League Most Valuable Player once, was named a member of the Best Nine six times, and earned seven of his 10 selections to the NPB all-star game.