Andre Ethier of the LA Dodgers extended his hitting streak to 28 games last night vs the Cubbies, so he is now halfway to reaching Joe DiMaggio’s “unbreakable” 56 game hitting streak of 1941. So … two questions for all you fans out there:
1) How high will Ethier go on this run before it comes to an end? How many games?
2) Is Joe D’s 56 game hitting streak the “most unbreakable record” in all of sports, as it’s often referred to? In terms of difficulty, where does it rank versus other record-setting feats, regardless of sport or team vs individual? (For some historical perspective, I’ve posted the 10 longest hitting streaks in MLB history below.)
|1.||1941||Joe DiMaggio (AL Record)||New York||AL||56|
|2.||1896-1897||Willie Keeler (NL Record)||Baltimore||NL||45|
|5.||1922||George Sisler||St. Louis||AL||41|