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Major League Baseball’s Unbreakable Numbers

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Immediately following his appearance on ESPN's First Take, in the midst of a 30-game hitting streak, Ryan Zimmerman proceeded to go 0-for-3 in the Washington Nationals' 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants, thus ending his run at history.

Zimmerman became yet another player to threaten Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, but in doing so, he only reminded us once again what an achievement 56 straight games with a base knock was and still is.  

Every year, someone gets in the high twenties, and every so often even the low thirties. But they all fall to match Joe's mark. Their failures, in turn, become a testament to DiMaggio's success.

In a sport that puts so much emphasis on n...

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