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Uggla extends hitting streak to 32

Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:07 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2011 9:03 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Dan Uggla now has the longest hitting streak in the history of the Atlanta Braves. He extended his streak to 32 games by hitting a home run in the second inning off an 0-1 Carlos Zambrano pitch. The home run was kind of fitting, as this hasn't been a cheap hitting streak by any stretch. Not only has Uggla raised his batting average over 50 points since the streak began, but he now has 13 home runs and 18 extra-base hits in these past 32 games. Quick update: Uggla hit another homer off Zambrano. So make that 14 HRs and 19 extra-base hits during the streak.

The homer moves Uggla into sole possession of 22nd place on the list of longest streaks in baseball history. It is the longest in baseball since Chase Utley had a 35-game streak five years ago. The Braves franchise record is 37, which was set in 1945 by Tommy Holmes of the Boston Braves. The NL record is Pete Rose at 44, while the major-league record -- as nearly every baseball fan knows -- is Joe DiMaggio at 56. We can't start thinking about Rose until 40 games or DiMaggio until Rose's record is broken, though, because those are far in the distance.

Now the focus on Uggla shifts to the Braves' Saturday game against the Cubs. Randy Wells is the starting pitcher for the Cubs, and the numbers suggest Uggla has a pretty good shot at extending this thing to 33 games. But the game isn't played on paper, so we'll find out Saturday.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Uggla extends hitting streak to 32

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Since: Nov 6, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2011 4:46 am
 

Uggla extends hitting streak to 32

I am a Yankees fan, but live in Atlanta.  I gotta say I am enjoying the hell out of watching this streak.  He is a classy guy and deserves the attention he is getting.  When he came over here to ATL he was expected too do big things.  Obviously he started off slow, but he never made any excuses, he constantly kept saying Im trying to stay positive and good things will eventually happen.  Good for him, he is on a tear....Good luck Dan....keep it going.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Uggla extends hitting streak to 32

Dan the Man keeps on delivering.  Smile


Go Bravos! 



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Uggla extends hitting streak to 32


Uggla has been batting way over .224 since the streak began.  When the Braves shock the world and win the World Series people will not care what his average is.




I guess if you are aiming, aim for the highest level.  But.......



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Uggla extends hitting streak to 32

Uggla has been batting way over .224 since the streak began.  When the Braves shock the world and win the World Series people will not care what his average is.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Uggla extends hitting streak to 32

By

now has the longest hitting streak in the history of the Atlanta . He extended his streak to 32 games by hitting a home run in the second inning off an 0-1 pitch.

The homer moves Uggla into sole possession of . It is the longest in baseball since had a 35-game streak five years ago.

Now the focus shifts to the Braves' Saturday game against the . is the starting pitcher for the Cubs, and Uggla has a pretty good shot at extending this thing to 33 games. But the game isn't played on paper, so we'll find out Saturday.

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Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:49 pm
 

Uggla extends hitting streak to 32

And still batting only   
.224



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