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Pounding Out The Hits…11 Times

Posted by Steve Lombardi on May 19, 2008

Recently - from May 2nd to May 12th, to be exact - the Boston Red Sox went 11 straight games with 11+ hits.   Wondering what other teams have done this, since 1956, I turned to Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Team Batting Streak Finder - and, here's the answer:

 Team    StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Opponents
+-------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 BOS      2008-05-02  2008-05-12    11    7   4   409   73  137  36   1  17   70   69   41   13   1  .335  .400  .553  .953 TBR,DET,MIN                         
 SEA      1992-08-16  1992-08-28    11    8   3   405   70  135  26   3  12   68   72   45   14   2  .333  .402  .501  .903 MIN,BAL,BOS,CLE                     
 STL      1979-05-27  1979-06-08    11    8   3   419   83  164  29   9  15   78   48   38   14   6  .391  .436  .611 1.047 MON,NYM,LAD,SFG,SDP                 

It's happened just three times since 1956:  Boston this year, Seattle in 1992 and St. Louis in 1979.  That's quite a feat.

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3 Responses to “Pounding Out The Hits…11 Times”

  1. [...] around with Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index today, I noticed that the Boston Red Sox have been on a hot streak with their bats. In fact, to date, in games during the month of May, the Red Sox have the following [...]

  2. kingturtle Says:

    In the 1979 STL streak, Templeton, Hernandez and Hendricks hit safely in all eleven games. Templeton amassed 30 hits in the eleven games, while Hernandez and Hendricks had 22 each. Three players with simultaneous 11-game hitting streaks. It is probably impossible to figure out, but I'd love to know the record for a three-player simultaneous hitting streak.

    By the way, only 3 of the hits during the eleven games were by pitchers. 2 by Denny and 1 by Vuckovich.

  3. kingturtle Says:

    For that matter, who else has amassed 30 hits in 11 games?