Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Aug. 6

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Today’s recommended picks

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox
.500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain

Jason Kubel, OF, Twins
.435 AVG (10-for-23) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

One day after the second-longest streak of the season came to an end, the Top 5 held steady on the BTS leaderboard.

eggman3131 received a 1-for-3 performance from Chase Utley, which was enough to bump his streak up to 35 games. hammanm went with old reliable Ichiro Suzuki (2-for-5) to reach the 30-game plateau, while a 1-for-4 effort from Ryan Zimmerman left samolina55 with a 29-game streak.

Sun_Tenshi and slivkid held onto their joint shares of fourth place, at 27 games, with their respective picks of David Wright (3-for-4) and Carlos Lee (2-for-5).

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 20.8%, 2-for-5
2. Carl Crawford (TB): 7.5%, 1-for-4
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 3.9%, 1-for-5
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 3.8%, 2-for-3
5. Justin Morneau (MIN): 3.3%, 0-for-4

4 Comments

The great Dimaggio’s hitting streak. Dimaggio played in both ends of a doubleheader on: 5/30, 6/1, 6/8, 6/29, 7/1,
7/6 and 7/13. He kept his streak alive by getting hits in 7 double headers! Playing in a wool uniform, traveling from city to city by train. An amazing accomplishment. We have to remember that in Dimaggio’s era, doubleheaders, especially on Sunday afternoon, were a weekly occurance. Teams used PM Sunday and Monday to get to the next city for a game on Tuesday. Thanks to the lavopevb who gave us the web site to visit to learn about Dimaggio’s amazing streak. You can get the web site:
http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/dimaggio/streakstats.html

Guys remember that chance/luck plays a huge part in this game. I remember reading about the game where Dimaggio’s streak was ended. They were some fielding gems in that game that brought the streak to an end at 56 games.
Good luck today to all especially pperkins and vinman28.
dragbunt

Thanks dragbunt and I found out that info about Dimag today by reading that site and today I have Jeter who is hitting .333 at the Stadium against the Sox this year so it’s a good pick I think.

I remember hearing that after the 56-game hit streak ended, he went on a 17-game hitting streak, so we would be playing to beat a 74-game hit streak, if not for those plays.

I remember hearing that after the 56-game hit streak ended, he went on a 17-game hitting streak, so we would be playing to beat a 74-game hit streak, if not for those plays.

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