Sunday, May 8th, 2011

A No-Hitter and the End of a Streak

It's been too long since I posted any baseball news. Yikes! Good thing there was some baseball news last night.

On Saturday, Justin Verlander earned a spot on a select list. The Detroit Tigers starting pitcher no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays to record the second regular season no-hitter of his career. He became only the 23rd pitcher in Major League Baseball history to accomplish this feat. Only three pitchers have accomplished this feat more than twice. Bob Feller finished his career with three no-hitters, Sandy Koufax had four, and Nolan Ryan had seven.

Last night, Andre Ethier's consecutive game hitting streak came to an end. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder had his hitting streak stopped at 30 games. Only Willie Davis had a longer streak in Dodgers history. During the 1969 season, Davis had a 30-game streak. Joe DiMaggio had the longest consecutive game hitting streak in Major League Baseball history. In 1941, DiMaggio hit in 56 consecutive games.

Oh, yes. And both the Cubs and White Sox won.

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