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Andre Ethier extends his hitting streak to 24 games

Apr 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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Maybe we should wait until 28 — halfway to DiMaggio — before giving daily updates about Andre Ethier‘s hitting streak, but I’m in a good mood today so let’s start early: Andre Ethier hit in his 24th straight game a few minutes ago with a single back up the middle in the fourth inning of the Dodgers-Marlins game. ¬†It’s the longest streak for either 2011 (obviously) or 2010 (Josh Hamilton had 23).

But let’s not get too excited: he needs to do it in six more games to even make the top 50 of all time. ¬†Hitting streaks are kind of a pain like that.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Apr 27, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    For people interested in this kind of thing, reading “56″ by Kostya Kennedy is a must. Rather than engage in idol worship or a smashjob, the book focuses on 1941, where Joe D. was at the time in his professional career, the scenario of the time immediately preceeding WWII, and at the end gives a well-researched thesis from many mathematicians on the probability of it happening again (if ever).
    As uyf pointed out yesterday, Joe also had a 61 game streak 8 years earlier in the PCL.
    Finally, it gives a hint on how baseball has evolved and the reasons it may never be duplicated (and the occurances that made it possible to happen at all).

  2. 18thstreet - Apr 27, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Most overrated record, period.

    • clydeserra - Apr 27, 2011 at 5:53 PM

      If he makes 6 more games, he will match baseball royalty like Wily Tavaes and Eric Davis.

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