30 and Done

56, the number of games Joe DiMaggio had successfully gotten hits consecutively in. Many say it is a record that will never be broken. Never is a long time, but we see so few players get to a 20 game hit streak during the course of a season only to shortly after fizzle out, it quite possibly may be the one record no one will ever sniff.

Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals entered tonight’s game with exactly a 30 game hit streak only to watch it wash away on the shores of San Francisco. Zimmerman, who went 0-for-3 with 2 walks, was in the same shoes of so many before him Wednesday afternoon, watching a tremendous 30 game hit streak fall by the wayside to leave DiMaggio as the undisputed king of the hit streak.

30 games is an outstanding accomplishment in itself, however it is only slightly   halfway to the titanic number 56 which is over 1/3 of the season. Only one player in the last 68 years has even reached a 40 game streak, which was was Pete Rose who had a 44 game streak in 1978. Now I am not a huge betting man, but if it was between eternity and DiMaggio, I would take DiMaggio.

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6 responses to “30 and Done

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  2. paulcbarrera

    If DiMaggio was on the ROAD against Eternity, I’d STILL take DiMaggio -4.5. And I guarantee the juice would be at LEAST -450 on that bet.

  3. It’s the one record that will never get touched.

  4. 56 game hitting streak is an incredible feat! I really don’t think we will see anyone come close to this record.

  5. I agree Doug, I don’t see anyone coming close to it. I mean 30 is a huge feat if you think about and it is no where near the magical 56. Especially if you consider that a player who gets out 7 out of 10 at bats is considered great in baseball.

  6. I cant even fathom the way I would feel if a player hit consecutively into the high 40’s or low 50’s in my lifetime. For more perspective on the magnitude DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak, consider this Tommy LaSorda tidbit: “You’re gonna lose 54, you’re gonna win 54. It’s what you do with the other 54 that makes your season.”

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