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List of the longest hitting streaks in baseball by individual players. A hitting streak may be span consecutive games or consecutive seasons, and Major League Baseball has long been a vehicle for keeping such stats on professional athletes. The hit streak record has been broken numerous times over the years, and this list includes several ties on the longest hit streak list.

The MLB was founded in 1869 with the establishment of the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The modern Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves franchises were founded soon after. Baseball has been called the "Great American Pastime" for generations, persevering through several wars - long before professional ball clubs existed. Baseball legends from Babe Ruth to Ted Williams to Sammy Sosa are frequently listed among the <a href="http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-athletes-of-all-time">greatest athletes of all time</a>.

This list of MLB hit streak records covers the entire history of professional baseball.

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Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Joe DiMaggio Died at 85 (1914-1999) - 56 Consecutive games with a hit - May 15 through July 16, 1941

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Dale Long is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Dale Long Died at 65 (1926-1991) - 8 Consecutive games hitting a home run - May 19-May 28, 1956

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Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Don Mattingly age 56 - 8 Consecutive games hitting a home run - July 8-July 18, 1987

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Ken Griffey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Ken Griffey 8 Consecutive games hitting a home run - July 20-July 28, 1993

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Ted Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Ted Williams Died at 84 (1918-2002) - 84 Consecutive games reaching base - July 1-September 27, 1949

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Joe Sewell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Joe Sewell Died at 92 (1898-1990) - 115 Consecutive games without a strikeout - May 17-September 19, 1929

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Count Campau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Count Campau Died at 75 (1863-1938) - 15 Consecutive games with two or more hits - July 5-July 23, 1890

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Sam Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Sam Thompson Died at 62 (1860-1922) - 6 Consecutive games with three or more hits - June 11-21, 1895

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Jimmy Johnston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Jimmy Johnston Died at 78 (1889-1967) - 6 Consecutive games with three or more hits - June 24-June 30, 1923

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George Brett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
George Brett age 64 - 6 Consecutive games with three or more hits - May 8-13, 1976

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Paul Waner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Paul Waner Died at 62 (1903-1965) - 14 Consecutive games with an extra base hit - June 6-June 20, 1927

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Chipper Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Chipper Jones age 45 - 14 Consecutive games with an extra base hit - June 26-July 16, 2006

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Ray Grimes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Ray Grimes Died at 60 (1893-1953) - 17 Consecutive games with an RBI - June 27-July 23, 1922

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Billy Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Billy Hamilton Died at 74 (1866-1940) - 24 Consecutive games scoring one or more runs - July 6-August 2, 1894

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Roy Cullenbine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Roy Cullenbine Died at 78 (1913-1991) - 22 Consecutive games with a walk - July 2-July 22, 1947

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Harry Davis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Harry Davis Died at 74 (1873-1947) - 5 Consecutive games with a triple - July 29-August 3, 1897

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Chief Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Chief Wilson Died at 71 (1883-1954) - 5 Consecutive games with a triple - June 17-20, 1912

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Lee Lacy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Lee Lacy age 69 - 3 Consecutive Pinch-Hit Appearances With a Home Run - May 2, 6, and 17, 1978

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Del Unser is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Del Unser age 73 - 3 Consecutive Pinch-Hit Appearances With a Home Run - June 30, July 5 and 10, 1979

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Earl Averill, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Earl Averill, Jr. age 86 - 17 Consecutive plate appearances reaching base - June 3-June 10, 1962

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Johnny Kling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Johnny Kling Died at 72 (1875-1947) - 12 Consecutive plate appearances with a hit - August 24-28, 1902

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Walt Dropo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Walt Dropo Died at 87 (1923-2010) - 12 Consecutive plate appearances with a hi - July 14 and 15, 1952

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Billy Rogell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Billy Rogell Died at 99 (1904-2003) - 7 Consecutive plate appearances with a walk - August 17-19, 1938

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Mel Ott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Mel Ott Died at 49 (1909-1958) - 7 Consecutive plate appearances with a walk - June 16-18, 1943

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Eddie Stanky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Eddie Stanky Died at 83 (1916-1999) - 7 Consecutive plate appearances with a walk - August 29 and 30, 1950

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José Canseco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
José Canseco 7 Consecutive plate appearances with a walk - August 4 and 5, 1992,

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Barry Bonds age 53 - 7 Consecutive plate appearances with a walk - 1998-2004

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Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Ty Cobb Died at 75 (1886-1961) - 23 Consecutive seasons hitting .300 or better - 1906-1928

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Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Lou Gehrig Died at 38 (1903-1941) - 13 Consecutive seasons, 100 or more RBI - 1926-1938

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Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Jimmie Foxx Died at 60 (1907-1967) - 13 Consecutive seasons, 100 or more RBI - 1929-1941

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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Alex Rodriguez age 42 - 13 Consecutive seasons, 100 or more RBI - 1998-2010

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Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Ichiro Suzuki age 44 - 10 Consecutive seasons with 200 or more hits - 2001-2010

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Hank Aaron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Hank Aaron age 83 - 17 Consecutive seasons with 150 or more hits - 1955-1971

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Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Babe Ruth Died at 53 (1895-1948) - 7 Consecutive seasons with 40 or more home runs - 1926-1932

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Joe Medwick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Joe Medwick Died at 64 (1911-1975) - 7 Consecutive seasons with 40 or more doubles - 1933-1939

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Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Sam Crawford Died at 88 (1880-1968) - 3 Consecutive seasons with 20 or more triples - 1912-1914

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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Frank Thomas age 49 - 8 Consecutive seasons with 100 or more walks - 1991-1998

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Bobby Abreu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Bobby Abreu age 43 - 8 Consecutive seasons with 100 or more walks - 1999-2006

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Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Pete Rose age 76 - 13 Consecutive seasons with 600 or more at-bats - 1968-1980