This day in baseball: The longest hit streak comes to an end

The longest hit streak in professional baseball history ended on August 20, 1919, when Joe Wilhoit of the Wichita Jobbers was held hitless by the Tulsa Oilers in the Western League.  From June 14th to August 19th, 1919, Wilhoit went 153-for-297, giving him a .515 batting average en route to the record streak.  The streak included four home runs, nine triples, and twenty-four doubles.

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The Sporting News


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: The longest hit streak comes to an end”

  1. thome2040 says:

    Fascinating! Had no idea…just when you think you know, saw, or had heard it all. Thanks so much for this Precious!


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