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Postby taw856 » Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:46 am

While I'd definitely take Joe DiMaggio over the field in a bet over who will have the longest hit streak when all current major leaguers have retired, Jose Reyes's current 19-game hit streak got me thinking...

...among active players, I think Reyes may have the best shot to break DiMaggio's record at some point in his career. The dude almost never walks, so he'll get 5 at bats in a ton of games. He's got the speed to leg out an infield hit or a bunt single here or there. And if he's anywhere near as good as touted -- though the .282 career average thus far suggests otherwise -- he's bound to have at least one great year during his career where he posts a .320+ average.

Anyway, just figured it would be interesting to see what everyone thought about this. I'm sure I've left out some other intriguing candidates since this is an off-the-top-of-my-head thought, but I'm curious: who does everyone think stands the best shot at getting a 57-game hit streak at any point during their career, among active players, beyond the obvious stars?
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Postby wrveres » Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:49 am

if I had to put my money on anybody it would be Ichiro.

oh and I'll lay 20.00 that David Marver says .. .. Sean Burroughs. :-D
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Postby Oat Soda » Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:06 am

It's one stat I think is untouchable. Dimaggio supposedly got help from the official scorer on at least a couple of occassions. I'm still amazed at Rose's run.

For the sake of argument, I agree, Ichiro is probably the best bet, but nobody will come close.
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Postby davidmarver » Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:12 am

wrveres wrote:if I had to put my money on anybody it would be Ichiro.

oh and I'll lay 20.00 that David Marver says .. .. Sean Burroughs. :-D

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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:33 am

davidmarver wrote:
wrveres wrote:if I had to put my money on anybody it would be Ichiro.

oh and I'll lay 20.00 that David Marver says .. .. Sean Burroughs. :-D

Geoff Blum :-b


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Postby blankman » Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:58 am

Reyes? Not a chance.

I don't think it'll ever be broken.
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Postby nuggets » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:14 pm

Damon, Ichiro, M. Young and Pierre.
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Postby Melo255 » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:15 pm

I think Michael Young has the best chance of anyone right now. Aside from being a great average hitter he is guaranteed pitches to hit for the next few years with Teixeira and company batting behind him and in that bandbox in Arlington.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:26 pm

That's a feat nobody will ever see again, IMO.

Ichiro would have to be the favorite but I think he's already had his chances to do it. Nobody will touch that record.
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Postby KaiserSoze » Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:27 pm

Everyone thought the single season hits record was virtually unbreakable too......

Then Ichiro did what he did.

I think he will at least get a hitting streak to 40+ before his career ends.
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