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Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball

Updated June 14, 2019 9.4k views39 items
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 greatest athletes of all time.

This list of MLB hit streak records covers the entire history of professional baseball.
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  • 1

    Joe DiMaggio

    New York Yankees

    PositionCenter fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

    56 Consecutive games with a hit - May 15 through July 16, 1941

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    #339 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#4 of 174 The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time

  • 2

    Dale Long

    San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Missouri

    8 Consecutive games hitting a home run - May 19-May 28, 1956
  • 3

    Don Mattingly

    New York Yankees

    PositionManager, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

    8 Consecutive games hitting a home run - July 8-July 18, 1987

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    #13 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#122 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • 4

    Ken Griffey

    8 Consecutive games hitting a home run - July 20-July 28, 1993
  • 5

    Ted Williams

    Boston Red Sox

    PositionOutfielder, Left fielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    BatsLeft-handed

    84 Consecutive games reaching base - July 1-September 27, 1949

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    #1 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#13 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

  • 6

    Joe Sewell

    Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

    PositionInfielder, Shortstop

    BirthplaceAlabama

    115 Consecutive games without a strikeout - May 17-September 19, 1929

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    #19 of 132 The Greatest Shortstops of All Time#56 of 177 The Best Cleveland Indians Of All Time

  • 7

    Count Campau

    St. Louis Browns, Detroit Wolverines

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    15 Consecutive games with two or more hits - July 5-July 23, 1890
  • 8

    Sam Thompson

    Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Wolverines

    PositionRight fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceDanville, Center Township, Indiana

    6 Consecutive games with three or more hits - June 11-21, 1895

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    #40 of 142 The Greatest Right-Fielders of All Time#73 of 111 The Best Philadelphia Phillies Of All Time

  • 9

    Jimmy Johnston

    New York Giants, Chicago Cubs

    PositionOutfielder, Infielder, Third baseman

    BirthplaceCleveland, Tennessee

    6 Consecutive games with three or more hits - June 24-June 30, 1923
  • 10

    George Brett

    Kansas City Royals

    PositionDesignated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGlen Dale, West Virginia

    6 Consecutive games with three or more hits - May 8-13, 1976

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    #1 of 94 The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time#71 of 175 The Best MLB Players To Have Their Numbers Retired

  • 11

    Paul Waner

    Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates

    PositionRight fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceHarrah, Oklahoma

    14 Consecutive games with an extra base hit - June 6-June 20, 1927

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    #90 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#64 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 12

    Chipper Jones

    Atlanta Braves

    PositionOutfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDeLand, Florida, United States of America

    BatsAmbidexterity

    14 Consecutive games with an extra base hit - June 26-July 16, 2006

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    #3 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#5 of 120 The Greatest Third Basemen of All Time

  • 13

    Ray Grimes

    Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

    PositionFirst baseman

    17 Consecutive games with an RBI - June 27-July 23, 1922
  • 14

    Billy Hamilton

    Chicago White Sox

    PositionOutfielder

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    BatsSwitch

    24 Consecutive games scoring one or more runs - July 6-August 2, 1894
  • 15

    Roy Cullenbine

    St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers

    PositionOutfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    22 Consecutive games with a walk - July 2-July 22, 1947
  • 16

    Harry Davis

    New York Giants, Philadelphia Athletics

    PositionFirst baseman

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    5 Consecutive games with a triple - July 29-August 3, 1897

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    #128 of 150 The Greatest First Basemen of All Time#30 of 46 The Best Cleveland Indians Managers of All Time

  • 17

    Chief Wilson

    Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionRight fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    5 Consecutive games with a triple - June 17-20, 1912
  • 18

    Lee Lacy

    Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves

    PositionRight fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder, Second baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLongview, Texas

    3 Consecutive Pinch-Hit Appearances With a Home Run - May 2, 6, and 17, 1978
  • 19

    Del Unser

    Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos

    PositionOutfielder, Center fielder

    BirthplaceDecatur, Illinois

    3 Consecutive Pinch-Hit Appearances With a Home Run - June 30, July 5 and 10, 1979
  • 20

    Earl Averill, Jr.

    Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs

    PositionCatcher

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    17 Consecutive plate appearances reaching base - June 3-June 10, 1962
  • 21

    Johnny Kling

    Chicago Cubs, Boston Braves

    PositionCatcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    12 Consecutive plate appearances with a hit - August 24-28, 1902
  • 22

    Walt Dropo

    Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox

    PositionFirst baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMoosup, Plainfield, Connecticut

    12 Consecutive plate appearances with a hi - July 14 and 15, 1952
  • 23

    Billy Rogell

    Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox

    PositionShortstop

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois

    7 Consecutive plate appearances with a walk - August 17-19, 1938
  • 24

    Mel Ott

    New York Giants

    PositionRight fielder, Outfielder

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGretna, Louisiana

    7 Consecutive plate appearances with a walk - June 16-18, 1943

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    #1197 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#14 of 116 The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

  • 25

    Eddie Stanky

    New York Giants, Chicago Cubs

    PositionManager, Second baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    7 Consecutive plate appearances with a walk - August 29 and 30, 1950