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fearofpopvol1
05-10-2009, 02:35 AM
27 games now (after tonight). That's more than half-way to 56!

Not that 27 is THAT notable, but it might be interesting to watch.

Big Klu
05-10-2009, 03:22 AM
27 games now (after tonight). That's more than half-way to 56!

Not that 27 is THAT notable, but it might be interesting to watch.

Umm...half of 56 is 28. :p:

fearofpopvol1
05-10-2009, 03:23 AM
Touche. I should pay closer attention to my math.

*BaseClogger*
05-10-2009, 03:50 AM
Gee, because we haven't been jinxing people around here lately... ;)

Cyclone792
05-10-2009, 07:27 AM
If I counted correctly, game #56 would be on Wednesday, June 10th when the Reds play at Washington. Game #57 would then be on Thursday, June 11th, again when the Reds play at Washington.

I only bring this note up because I will indeed be attending those two games.

Degenerate39
05-10-2009, 08:28 AM
If I counted correctly, game #56 would be on Wednesday, June 10th when the Reds play at Washington. Game #57 would then be on Thursday, June 11th, again when the Reds play at Washington.

I only bring this note up because I will indeed be attending those two games.

Now I'm rooting for Zimmerman to break the record so you'll get to see some history

marcshoe
05-10-2009, 08:32 AM
Umm...half of 56 is 28. :p:


You forget that he plays in DC. Math works differently there. :p:

CarolinaRedleg
05-10-2009, 09:35 AM
If he does break it, be sure to check out the Nats' scoreboard for their "Congratulatins"

cumberlandreds
05-10-2009, 11:38 AM
If I counted correctly, game #56 would be on Wednesday, June 10th when the Reds play at Washington. Game #57 would then be on Thursday, June 11th, again when the Reds play at Washington.

I only bring this note up because I will indeed be attending those two games.

I may going to that June 11th game. It's a 4:35 start time and would be perfect to straight to after work for me. I guess I had better get my tickets now since it could be historic.

RedlegJake
05-10-2009, 12:02 PM
I wouldn't hold me breath until he gets to 50 games. I'd put the odds at somewhere along the line as that of winning the lottery.

mbgrayson
05-10-2009, 03:11 PM
It's still a long way to go. Pete Rose's 44 game streak from 1978 still looms 17 games ahead...

MississippiRed
05-10-2009, 09:33 PM
If I counted correctly, game #56 would be on Wednesday, June 10th when the Reds play at Washington. Game #57 would then be on Thursday, June 11th, again when the Reds play at Washington.

I only bring this note up because I will indeed be attending those two games.

Hey, Cyclone. I will be attending the June 11th game, as well.

MR

Stephenk29
05-10-2009, 11:14 PM
What's crazy, is I'll be at one of those games too.

Jpup
05-11-2009, 07:19 AM
With big Dunn behind him, he has a good shot. No one is going to want to pitch to Dunn considering the way he is going right now.

Cyclone792
05-11-2009, 07:54 AM
I may going to that June 11th game. It's a 4:35 start time and would be perfect to straight to after work for me. I guess I had better get my tickets now since it could be historic.


Hey, Cyclone. I will be attending the June 11th game, as well.

MR


I'll be there with a group of guys, including one other RZ member, and it could be a bit rowdy with the group we'll have out there. Sounds like the possibility is certainly there for some serious RZ drinking in DC!

cumberlandreds
05-11-2009, 09:14 AM
27 games now (after tonight). That's more than half-way to 56!

Not that 27 is THAT notable, but it might be interesting to watch.

He's half way now after getting a hit yesterday. Just shows what a streak Joe D had. 28 games is nearly remarkable but only half way to the record. He also needs a hit in every game for another month to break the record!

BuckeyeRedleg
05-11-2009, 10:35 AM
An impossible record to break. He has zero chance.

fearofpopvol1
05-11-2009, 11:18 AM
An impossible record to break. He has zero chance.

While I would not say the odds are favorable for this happening, it's not impossible. Unlikely, yes. Impossible, no.

And Zimmerman is a talented enough guy to make it fun to watch.

Cyclone792
05-11-2009, 11:20 AM
An impossible record to break. He has zero chance.

No worries, I've jinxed it enough in the last day or so already. The streak will probably end tonight in San Francisco.

westofyou
05-11-2009, 11:24 AM
An impossible record to break. He has zero chance.

Not really, why 19 years ago I remember a lot of folks say .. It will never happen on another subject.





Cal Ripken Jr. played his 1,307th consecutive game today, all of them starts, to tie Everett Scott for second place on baseball's career list. Only Lou Gehrig, the Yankees' Iron Horse who played in 2,130 straight, remains ahead of Ripken.

''It wasn't a goal coming to the big leagues that I wouldn't miss a game,'' Ripken said after the Orioles lost to the Yankees, 5-2. ''You just try to prepare yourself each and every day and go there. Eight years later, it has evolved into this.''

The 29-year-old Ripken is in his ninth season, but said he doesn't allow himself to dream about catching Gehrig, which would take him another five years.

''I fight against that thought every day of the year,'' he said. ''Everybody asks me that all the time and I just want to go out and do the things that I can do and try to approach the game the same way.''

Ripken's streak began on May 30, 1982, the day after Floyd Rayford went in for him at third base in the second game of a doubleheader against Toronto at Memorial Stadium. The first 27 games of the streak were played at third and the rest have been at short, the position Ripken took over on July 1, 1982. The next record Ripken can reach is games played consecutively at one position. That mark belongs to Scott, who played all of his 1,307 at shortstop, beginning the stretch with the Red Sox in June 1916 and ending it with the Yankees in May 1925. (The most consecutive games Gehrig played at first base was 885.) Ripken left Saturday's game in the sixth inning after the Orioles forged a 10-1 lead over the Yankees, only the 12th time in the streak he did not complete a game. Four of the incomplete efforts have come in the last 18 Oriole games. By comparison, when Gehrig reached 1,307, he had not completed 42 of those games, including three in which he did not start.

To put the streak in perspective, the Orioles compiled the following statistics:

* Of the 718 current active players, only 150 were playing when the streak began (21 percent).

* Twenty-two players who were active when the streak began are now radio or TV broadcasters for a major league club.

* Ripken has played in 12,888 out of a possible 12,930 innings (99.7 percent).

Tornon
05-11-2009, 01:29 PM
I say there will be some game along the line where Zimmerman doesn't start & Manny Acta uses him to pinch-hit, allowing him to go 0-1 and end the streak

RichRed
05-11-2009, 01:37 PM
Forever is too long a time for DiMaggio's streak not to be broken at some point. It might be Zimmerman or Ken Griffey VIII but it will happen eventually.

mbgrayson
05-11-2009, 02:22 PM
I say there will be some game along the line where Zimmerman doesn't start & Manny Acta uses him to pinch-hit, allowing him to go 0-1 and end the streak

I don't think this will happen. Zimmerman is too far into the streak and Acta would take too much flak for doing this now.

The hard thing is that the pressure will keep mounting. Opposing pitchers will give him less and less to hit. I don't think he will break the MLB record, or even the NL record, but he could.....

fearofpopvol1
05-12-2009, 11:45 AM
Up to 29 now!

TRF
05-12-2009, 12:17 PM
I'll be there with a group of guys, including one other RZ member, and it could be a bit rowdy with the group we'll have out there. Sounds like the possibility is certainly there for some serious RZ drinking in DC!

I'm going to be there that week, but can't get to the game on the 11th. I'll be there for the 9th and 10th though. Maybe the 11th , but well after the game starts.

RedlegJake
05-12-2009, 12:43 PM
If Zimmerman can get to thirty that's a major accomplishment, still only a handful of guys have thirty game streaks or better

fearofpopvol1
05-12-2009, 10:33 PM
30 now!!

RedsManRick
05-12-2009, 11:41 PM
From baseball almanac... sorry for the formatting, but you get the idea.



Rank Player Team Games Year(s)
1 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 56 1941
2 Willie Keeler Baltimore Orioles 45 (44) 1896-97
3 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 44 1978
4 Bill Dahlen Chicago Colts 42 1894
5 George Sisler St. Louis Browns 41 1922
6 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 40 1911
7 Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 39 1987
8 Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies 38 (36) 2005-06
9 Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 37 1945
10 Gene DeMontreville Washington Senators 36 1896-97
11 Fred Clarke Louisville Colonels 35 1895
Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 35 1917
George Sisler St. Louis Browns 35 (34) 1924-25
Luis Castillo Florida Marlins 35 2002
Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies 35 2006
16 George McQuinn St. Louis Browns 34 1938
Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 34 1949
Benito Santiago San Diego Padres 34 1987
19 George Davis New York Giants 33 1893
Hal Chase New York Highlanders 33 1907
Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals 33 1922
Heinie Manush Washington Senators 33 1933
23 Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers 32 1922-23
Hal Morris Cincinnati Reds 32 1996-97
25 Jimmy Wolf Louisville Colonels 31 1885-86
Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 31 1899
Napoleon Lajoie Cleveland Naps 31 1906
Sam Rice Washington Senators 31 1924
Vada Pinson Cincinnati Reds 31 1965-66
Willie Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 31 1969
Rico Carty Atlanta Braves 31 1970
Ron LeFlore Detroit Tigers 31 (30) 1975-76
Ken Landreaux Minnesota Twins 31 1980
Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos 31 1999
35 Cal McVey Chicago White Stockings 30 1876
Dusty Miller Cincinnati Reds 30 1895-96
Elmer Smith Cincinnati Reds 30 1898
Tris Speaker Boston Red Sox 30 1912
Charlie Grimm Chicago Cubs 30 1922-23
Lance Richbourg Boston Braves 30 1927-28
Sam Rice Washington Senators 30 1929-30
Goose Goslin Detroit Tigers 30 1934
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 30 1950
George Brett Kansas City Royals 30 1980
Jerome Walton Chicago Cubs 30 1989
Sandy Alomar, Jr. Cleveland Indians 30 1997
Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox 30 1997
Eric Davis Baltimore Orioles 30 1998
Luis Gonzalez Arizona Diamondbacks 30 1999
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 30 2003
Willy Taveras Houston Astros 30 2006
Moisés Alou New York Mets 30 2007
Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals 30 2009

fearofpopvol1
05-13-2009, 12:24 AM
Thanks for posting RMR. That's some pretty elite company. And each game he inches closer (assuming he does), he moves up the list pretty quickly.

I remember Utley's streak a couple years ago. And I remember Moises' a couple years ago. I do not remember Willy T's though from 2006!

MississippiRed
05-13-2009, 09:55 AM
I noticed on RMR's list that Dom Dimaggio had a 34-game streak. I doubt if two brothers will ever beat the 90-game combined streak of Joe and Dom.

BTW, someone with a few more years experience can probably be more specific, but didn't Joe Dimmagio's streak end with a couple of web-gem type defensive plays? Then I believe he hit in another 16 straight. Talk about being 'locked in.'

RichRed
05-13-2009, 09:59 AM
I noticed on RMR's list that Dom Dimaggio had a 34-game streak. I doubt if two brothers will ever beat the 90-game combined streak of Joe and Dom.

BTW, someone with a few more years experience can probably be more specific, but didn't Joe Dimmagio's streak end with a couple of web-gem type defensive plays? Then I believe he hit in another 16 straight. Talk about being 'locked in.'

Pretty sure Ken Keltner victimized him with the glove. He actually hit in 17 straight after his 0-fer. Incredible.

EDIT: I stand corrected - 16 was indeed the length of the second streak.

Cyclone792
05-13-2009, 10:06 AM
I noticed on RMR's list that Dom Dimaggio had a 34-game streak. I doubt if two brothers will ever beat the 90-game combined streak of Joe and Dom.

BTW, someone with a few more years experience can probably be more specific, but didn't Joe Dimmagio's streak end with a couple of web-gem type defensive plays? Then I believe he hit in another 16 straight. Talk about being 'locked in.'

Indians third baseman Ken Keltner and shortstop Lou Boudreau made some nice plays to put an end to DiMaggio's streak. From what I've read, Keltner played deep and near the foul line, and DiMaggio hit two ropes down the line that Keltner back-handed and threw DiMaggio out on. Later in the game, DiMaggio hit a hard grounder to Lou Boudreau at shortstop that took a bad hop and nearly bounced over Boudreau's shoulder. Boudreau supposedly fielded the ball bare-handed near his face and managed to throw DiMaggio out.

DiMaggio then did start up a 16-game hitting streak the next day.

Chip R
05-13-2009, 10:15 AM
I believe DiMaggio had a 61 game hitting streak in the minors.

cumberlandreds
05-13-2009, 01:25 PM
I believe DiMaggio had a 61 game hitting streak in the minors.

He did have a streak of more than 56. But I'm not sure exactly how many. I'm sure WOY will know.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 01:36 PM
Yep. 61 for Joe in the minors. However, Joe Wilhoit had a 69 game streak in 1919 for the longest.

And speaking of streaks, let's not forget the 32 game streak that our own Chris Valaika had in 2006

M2
05-13-2009, 01:51 PM
Zimmerman is currently tied with five guys who have played CF for the Reds.

Cool to see Zimmerman get this far. 30 is where history bothers to remember that you had a streak.

Raisor
05-13-2009, 02:11 PM
Raisor's fantasy team really appreciates this streak.

CTA513
05-13-2009, 06:29 PM
The streak is over unless the game goes into extra innings

mbgrayson
05-13-2009, 07:39 PM
The streak has ended at 30 games. See this article for details:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090513&content_id=4710110&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb



Zimmerman hitless, but Nats find a way
Slugger's streak ends at 30; Martis allows two hits over seven
fan comments (2)print this page e-mail this page post on facebook By Eric Gilmore / Special to MLB.com

05/13/09 6:50 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO -- Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's hitting streak ended at 30 games Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park, but the Nationals started a winning streak with a 6-3 victory over the Giants.

Zimmerman went 0-for-3 and walked twice, one of those intentional. Giants starter Barry Zito kept him off balance with plenty of off-speed pitches and the occasional well-placed fastball. He went 0-for-2 against Zito with two walks, including the intentional walk in the seventh.

Zimmerman's final at-bat of the game came in the ninth against left-handed reliever Pat Misch, who was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday and made his first appearance Wednesday. On an 0-1 pitch with no outs and runners on first and third, Zimmerman grounded sharply to shortstop Edgar Renteria, who flipped to second for the forceout.

Zimmerman then received a standing ovation from many of the fans at AT&T.

Nationals starter Shairon Martis improved to 5-0 in his first start against the Giants, the team that originally signed him as a Minor League free agent in 2004 then traded him to Washington in 2006. He pitched seven innings, allowing one run on just two hits. He walked four and struck out two.

The Nationals took a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning when Martis stroked a one-out double to right-center and later scored on Nick Johnson's double to right. The Nats added three runs in the seventh, the final two on Elijah Dukes' broken bat single to center. Wil Nieves and Cristian Guzman also singled during the rally.

Eric Gilmore is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

thatcoolguy_22
05-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Willy Taveras Houston Astros 30 2006


So your telling me Wily Taveras and Zimmerman are now equals? Perfect. Someone tell WT he can now start OPSing over 1.00.

fearofpopvol1
05-13-2009, 09:16 PM
Darn. Well, it was fun while it was lasting.

MississippiRed
05-14-2009, 09:45 AM
So your telling me Wily Taveras and Zimmerman are now equals? Perfect. Someone tell WT he can now start OPSing over 1.00.

Don't look now, but Taveras is at 14 games and counting.

RANDY IN INDY
05-14-2009, 10:00 AM
Dimaggio was pretty good, wasn't he? And that Rose fellow wasn't bad either.:)

BCubb2003
05-14-2009, 10:02 AM
Dimaggio was pretty good, wasn't he? And that Rose fellow wasn't bad either.:)

And the fans used to get on him for being cold, aloof, hanging out with showgirls, and not being Ted Williams.

RANDY IN INDY
05-14-2009, 10:09 AM
I don't think it bothered him much.

BCubb2003
05-14-2009, 10:33 AM
I don't think it bothered him much.

That was the cold and aloof part.

RANDY IN INDY
05-14-2009, 10:54 AM
I think it was part of what made Dimaggio great on the field. He could shut out everything but the game which made his concentration tremendous. The other side was that Joe D was a very private person and I respect that.

On the other hand, Rose was the direct opposite. He wanted the media attention and thrived on it.

remdog
05-14-2009, 12:15 PM
I think it was part of what made Dimaggio great on the field. He could shut out everything but the game which made his concentration tremendous. The other side was that Joe D was a very private person and I respect that.

On the other hand, Rose was the direct opposite. He wanted the media attention and thrived on it.

Good points and right on the money as far as I'm concerned.

It just points out how different players deal with a situation 'differently'. :)

Rem