Tag: Records

Baker’s Streak Over; Record Set at 34 Games

David Baker’s hitting streak has finally come to an end. The Minneapolis Ravens third baseman failed to get a hit tonight at Twin Cities Stadium, ending a streak of consecutive games with a base hit that began on June 30 in Chicago.

The 28-year-old from Fairton, New Jersey, playing in his fifth season in the Bull League, has cemented the new record for hitting streaks at 34 games. Continue reading “Baker’s Streak Over; Record Set at 34 Games”

Longer Season Prompts Broken Records

As was predicted at the beginning of the baseball season, the longer 100-game schedule has produced record-breaking performances that in some cases took down player records that were decades old.

Most notably to fall was the long-standing record for single-season hits, which was established in 1995 when Chuck Provost had 147 over an 80-game year (though he played in just 78 games), the same season he set the batting average record of .444. Continue reading “Longer Season Prompts Broken Records”

Kitigawa Breaks Hits Record

Anchorage Aces CF Katai Kitigawa set a new single-season record for hits this season, with 150.

Japanese baseball star, and 2017 AEL All-Star, Katai Kitigawa, who plays center field for the Anchorage Aces, has smashed the single-season record for hits on the last day of the season, after a 1st inning single against the Arizona Cowboys tonight, marking hit #148.

The previous record, held by the legendary Hall of Famer Chuck Provost, was 147 hits set in 1995. Continue reading “Kitigawa Breaks Hits Record”