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Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball

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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
New York Yankees
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 San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Browns
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
New York Yankees
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
Boston Red Sox
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
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees
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
St. Louis Browns, Detroit Wolverines, Washington Senators
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
Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Wolverines, Detroit Tigers
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
New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
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
Kansas City Royals
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
Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers
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
Atlanta Braves
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 Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox
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
Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Blues, Boston Beaneaters
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 St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers, Brooklyn Dodgers
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
New York Giants, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps
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
Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals
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
Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles
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
Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, Cleveland Indians
3 Consecutive Pinch-Hit Appearances With a Home Run - June 30, July 5 and 10, 1979
20
Earl Averill, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Earl Averill, Jr. Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
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
Chicago Cubs, Boston Braves, Boston Rustlers
12 Consecutive plate appearances with a hit - August 24-28, 1902
22
Walt Dropo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball
Walt Dropo Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers
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
Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers
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
New York Giants
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
New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Boston Braves
7 Consecutive plate appearances with a walk - August 29 and 30, 1950