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2008 hitting streaks

Posted by Andy on February 23, 2009

Here are the longest hitting streaks (consecutive games with at least 1 hit) in 2008:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Ian Kinsler        2008-06-17  2008-07-13    25    106   25   45  15   2   4   16   13   17    6   0  .425  .508  .717 1.225 TEX                                         

 Garret Anderson    2008-07-23  2008-08-20    23     96   12   35   7   0   4   21   11    4    0   1  .365  .390  .563  .953 LAA                                         
 Michael Young      2008-05-14  2008-06-10    23    109   27   37   7   1   3   13   19    5    2   0  .339  .368  .505  .873 TEX                                         

 Kelly Johnson      2008-09-01  2008-09-24    22     87   17   35   9   3   3   18   14    5    1   2  .402  .435  .678 1.113 ATL                       

I thought maybe that if we limited it to just home games, there might be a longer streak, perhaps by a Red Sox player, but no:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Akinori Iwamura    2008-06-22  2008-08-19    21     83   14   28   6   2   0    8   13   11    1   2  .337  .421  .458  .879 TBR                                         
 Edgar Renteria     2008-06-11  2008-08-15    21     78   14   32   6   0   1    8    9    8    1   0  .410  .465  .526  .991 DET                                         

 Ichiro Suzuki      2008-04-14  2008-05-27    20     75   18   27   7   1   1    7    5    9   13   1  .360  .442  .520  .962 SEA                                         

 Garrett Atkins     2008-07-06  2008-08-24    19     77   13   26   8   0   1   15    7    7    1   0  .338  .388  .481  .869 COL                                         

Well how about on the road?

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Dustin Pedroia     2008-05-31  2008-08-10    29    128   27   54   9   1   6   16    6    8    4   1  .422  .457  .648 1.105 BOS                                         

 Lance Berkman      2008-04-30  2008-06-19    23     87   18   38   7   0   7   17   10   12    2   0  .437  .505  .759 1.264 HOU                                         

 Ichiro Suzuki      2008-08-16  2008-09-21    22     97   11   34   4   1   1    5    8    6    5   0  .351  .394  .443  .837 SEA                                         

 Adrian Gonzalez    2008-04-11  2008-05-13    19     77   12   28   6   1   6   16   13    4    0   0  .364  .390  .701 1.091 SDP                                         

So, laugh, a Red Sox player had the longest hit streak on the road. Go figure on that one. Also, Ichiro makes both lists--too bad he didn't have the streaks at the same time or he might have ripped off a 40-gamer.

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One Response to “2008 hitting streaks”

  1. Every time Ichiro hits 15 or so I start thinking, "look out Joe". But it never gets far enough to seriously approach it.

    Still, breaking Sisler's record is more important and impressive anyway. The consecutive game thing is kind of just a statistic for statistic's sake.

    Which as a baseball fan, of course, I love.