69 games, hit by Joe Wilhoit in 1919 in the minors.
The world's longest hitting streak in Major League Baseball history is owned
by Joe DiMaggio.
Playing for the Yankees in 1941 the Yankee Clipper hit in 56 consecutive
games from May 15 until July 16.
He was stopped by Cleveland's
Jim Bagby Jr. on July 17.
Here are some stats for his streak:
91 hit in 223 at bats
It's an amazing record considering the
closest anyone has come since is 44 games by Pete Rose in 1978.
The previous record was 52 games, set by Denny Lyons in
1887, but back then a base on balls was counted as a hit.
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