while I whole-heartedly believe that .406 is the more impressive and more impactful stat, i cannot discount 56 as anything short of a great achievement.
it is not luck, but true skill that got him to 56.
first of all it must be noted how far ahead 56 is then the next closest streak. 45. thats 9 full games better.. which is an extrordinary amount when viewed in context of where the next best streaks are.
and to show that this wasn't some random occurance of some player that got lucky.. well just look at the caliber of player it takes to make this list..
willie keeler, pete rose, gerge sisler, ty cobb, paul molitor.. (I think thats everyone that had 40, but am not sure it's completely accurate. someone can look it up if they have a moment.)
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