Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Matt Diaz, you are the man...well almost !!!!

Props go out to Matt Diaz of the Atlanta Braves. Who you ask? He's only the Braves left fielder that bats 7th in the lineup. He of the team leading .351 avg. Okay still not sure who is? Well you're probably not alone but he's made history. He tied a NL record by getting a hit in 10 consecutive at bats. The streak ended in the top of the 9th when he grounded out to short. Still though, on the night he was 4-5 with a 2-run HR and 4 RBI's and 1 run.

Here are some streaks that I think will never be broken. Here's how I rank'em.

1. Jake Taylor's 39 consecutive complete games
2. Cy Youngs 14 straight seasons of 20+ wins
3. Ty Cobb's 23 straight seasons of batting .300 or better
4. Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak
5. Cal Ripken's 2,632 games played streak
6. Orel Hershiser's 59 straight scoreless innings
7. Don Drysdale's 6 consecutive shutouts
8. John McInnis's 1700 defensive chances w/out an error
9. Joe Sewell's 115 straight games w/out striking out, a span of 437 ABs
(This is a record Jeff Francoeur won't break)
10. Ted Williams reaching base in 84 straight games
11. Eric Gagne's 84 consecutive saves streak
12. Carl Hubbell's 24 straight wins (over two years)
13. Vince Coleman's 50 straight stolen bases w/out being caught.

Who would rank #1??

Also, kudos to Chipper Jones on his 3 HR's tonight, two of which were just bombs.


At August 15, 2006, Blogger Joshua said...

I agree with your number 1. I didn't know about it but noone will ever even come cloes. 2 straight complete games is huge now. If not for that record Cal Ripkens would be on top


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