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Ethier halfway to DiMaggio; streak at 28

Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:46 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 12:42 am
Andre Ethier

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Dodgers' Andre Ethier has extended his hitting streak to 28 games -- halfway to Joe DiMaggio's record.

After being called out on strikes in the first and grounding out in the third inning against Cubs left-hander James Russell, Either stuck his bat out with two strikes for a little looper to short, which bounced off Starlin Castro's glove, scoring Jerry Sands from third.

It was clearly a hit, although with Castro's arm, a good play would have made it interesting. It was Ethier's only hit of the night, finishing 1 for 4, dropping his average to .374.

On the call, Vin Scully noted it's the fourth time Ethier has extended his streak on an infield single.

With it, he broke a tie for third for longest streak in Dodgers history with Duke Snider and Ducky Medwick. Zack Wheat hit in 29 straight games in 1916 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, while Willie Davis holds the franchise record with 31 games.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:56 pm

Ethier halfway to DiMaggio; streak at 28

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:48 pm

Ethier halfway to DiMaggio; streak at 28

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Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: May 3, 2011 4:56 pm

Ethier halfway to DiMaggio; streak at 28

I vaguely remember the Molitor 39-game streak. I was 10 at the time, so it's a little hazy, but I do remember how it seemingly went on for ever and ever... and he didn't even get close. Either has no shot. First and foremost because there are way too many top flight pitchers in the game right now. Maybe staffs as a whole aren't really strong past two guys or so, but with all of the stud aces out there, either is bound to come up against a few over the next month. It would be cool to see him tack on 20 more games and make it a chase, but it's not gonna happen.

Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2011 11:30 am

Ethier halfway to DiMaggio; streak at 28

Phils fan would be great to witness this in the modern day, as I was not around during Joe DiMaggio's time...but I have heard many baseball people say that of all of the records, this one will be the hardest to break...I think he gets into the low/mid 30's...

Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: May 3, 2011 10:52 am

Ethier halfway to DiMaggio; streak at 28

I am a dodger fan so I hope the streak continues but I have watched many great hitters chase this record without success. He has a hit in every game for a month and is only half way there. this record is so hard to beat, there is no room for one bad day.

Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:46 am
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2011 5:56 am

Ethier halfway to DiMaggio; streak at 28

Yes...he will set a new hitting record. I think it will be at least 75 games....possibly as high as 92. Congrats!

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