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Uggla extends hitting streak to 31 games

Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:19 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2011 7:34 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla didn't waste any time in extending his hitting streak Wednesday night. He ripped the first pitch he saw up the middle for a two-RBI single, spotting the Braves an early lead against the Marlins -- Uggla's former team. With the hit, he extended his hitting streak to 31 games, marking the longest streak in the majors this season. He also tied Rico Carty (1970) for the longest hitting streak in the history of the Atlanta Braves.

The next milestones for Uggla's streak will be the Braves' franchise record, which is 37 and was done by Tommy Holmes in 1945, for the Boston Braves. After that, it's Pete Rose's NL record of 44 games and Joe DiMaggio's major-league record at 56 games.

Uggla and the Braves next come home for a three-game series against the Cubs. It will start Friday night at 7:35 p.m. ET at Turner Field. Carlos Zambrano is the scheduled starter for the Cubs. Uggla is 1-for-9 with five strikeouts in 13 career plate appearances against Zambrano.

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Uggla extends hitting streak to 31 games

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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Uggla extends hitting streak to 31 games

It should be a federal crime if the media mentions "X player's hit streak" and Joe DiMaggio in the same sentence until said player has at LEAST a 40 game hit streak.



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Uggla extends hitting streak to 31 games

This is the biggest reason that DiMaggio's record will never be beaten - Uggla is barely past halfway, and the media attention is already ramping up. What on Earth is it going to be like if he gets anywhere close; say to 45 or 50??


Back in Joltin' Joe's day, if you wanted to know whether his streak had continued, you had to go to the ballgame, or check the box scores in the next days newspapers.

Different world. 


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