Williams, DiMaggio, Choo? Behind the numbers of Shin-Soo Choo's on-base streak with the Rangers

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Williams, DiMaggio, Choo? Behind the numbers of Shin-Soo Choo's on-base streak with the Rangers
Williams, DiMaggio, Choo? Behind the numbers of Shin-Soo Choo's on-base streak with the Rangers

The Champion On June 30, 1949, Williams went 0 for 5 in the Boston Red Sox's loss at the New York Yankees. Williams next failed to reach base in a game on Sept. 28. In that span, he reached base in 84 consecutive games, a record that still stands. Williams hit .371 with a 1.213 OPS during the streak. He had only 19 strikeouts. The streak ended when Williams went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts against Washington right-hander Ray Scarborough, who always caused problems for him. Williams told the Washington Evening Star that Scarborough was "one pitcher I can't hit. ... I'd be better off if Ray never pitched against me." The magic number When DiMaggio's hitting streak ended on July 17, 1941, at Cleveland,

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