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Consecutive 3 Hit Games

Posted by Raphy on July 28, 2009

Michael Young has  recorded at least 3 hits in each of his last 3 games.  In doing so,  he joins Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez and David Wright as the only players who have  accomplish the feat this season.  The last player with at least 3 hits in 4 consecutive games was Maglio Ordonez last July (Cody Ross! did it last year, as well.).  Since 1954 only  3 players have had streaks of 5 games or longer:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 George Brett       1976-05-08  1976-05-13     6     26    9   18   1   0   1    4    0    2    2   1  .692  .714  .846 1.560 KCR                                         

 Rod Carew          1975-05-31  1975-06-05     5     18   11   15   1   0   4    9    0    6    3   0  .833  .875 1.556 2.431 MIN                                         
 Ted Sizemore       1970-08-08  1970-08-12     5     24    5   16   1   0   0    9    1    1    2   0  .667  .680  .708 1.388 LAD                        

While Brett's streak was a bit longer, Carew's was certainly more intense. Not only did Carew hit 4 home runs as part of those five games, he also didn't have more than 4 official at bats in any of the games.

It is also interesting to note that Brett and Sizemore's teams each lost only 1 game during their respective streaks.  During Carew's streak the Twins were 0-5.

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One Response to “Consecutive 3 Hit Games”

  1. those numbers for carew are pretty out of this world. love baseball for that reason, man what a week