Wily Taveras, Jose Reyes, Michael Young, Carl Crawford, Ichiro, Pujols, Vlad, Miggy, Johnny Damon, Juan Pierre, Rickie Weeks have all been seriously mentioned as guys who could hit in 56 straight games. Read that again. The only guys to "come close" in the last 27 years of note
1978 Pete Rose 44 (All time hit king)
1987 Paul Molitor 39 (Hall of Fame)
2002 Luis Castillo 35
1987 Benito Santiago 34
1999 Vlad Guerrero 31 (Future HOF)
2003 Albert Pujols 30 (Future HOF)
2005 Johnny Damon 29
The full list is below of guys who have gone over 30...
http://www.thebaseballpage.com/stats/li ... treaks.htm
After you go through that list of guys who have gotten within 12 or more games of catching Joe go back to this thread and read the names people have thrown out there and then maybe you will have 1/2 the reaction I'm having right now. You guys are out of your minds. There are certain records in sports that you just don't put certain names to as "maybe this guy could break it" and this is one of them. It's sacred, and for guys who are as baseball educated as most cafe members are, a lot of you should be ashamed of yourselves. No joke. Think about it. This whole thread is insulting to that record and it cheapens it quite a bit.