Hitting Streaks

Major League Baseball Players With a Hit in 30-or-more Games

Hitting streaks are covered in Rule 10.24 of the Major League Baseball Official Rule Book which states the following guidelines for cumulative performance records (specifically those dealing with batting streaks):

A consecutive hitting streak shall not be terminated if the plate appearance results in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or a sacrifice bunt. A sacrifice fly shall terminate the streak.

Consecutive Game Hitting Streaks: A consecutive game hitting streak shall not be terminated if all the player's plate appearances (one or more) result in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or a sacrifice bunt. The streak shall terminate if the player has a sacrifice fly and no hit. The player's individual consecutive game hitting streak shall be determined by the consecutive games in which the player appears and is not determined by his club's games.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a list of EVERY Major League ball player who has had at least one hit in a minimum of thirty games. Ties are broken down in chronological order to honor those who came before.

"Presented to Joe DiMaggio by his fellow players on the New York Yankees to express their admiration for his consecutive-game hitting record, 1941." - Actual Inscription on a Cigar Humidor Presented to Joe DiMaggio on August 29, 1941 (Source: Sotheby's Auction Catalog, 2003)
Hitting Streaks

Baseball Players With A Hit in 30-or-more Straight Games

Rank
Year(s)
Name
Team
League
Streak

1.

1941

New York

AL

2.

1896 - 1897

Baltimore

NL
45 Games

3.

1978

Cincinnati

NL

4.

1894

Chicago

NL
42 Games

5.

1922

St. Louis

AL
41 Games

6.

1911

Detroit

AL
40 Games

7.

1987

Milwaukee

AL
39 Games

8.

2005 - 2006

Philadelphia

NL
38 Games

9.

1945

Boston

NL
37 Games
10.
1896 - 1897
Washington
NL
36 Games

11.

1895

Louisville

NL
35 Games

1917

Detroit

AL
35 Games
1924 - 1925
St. Louis
AL
35 Games

2002

Florida

NL
35 Games
2006
Philadelphia
NL
35 Games

16.

1938

St. Louis

AL
34 Games

1949

Boston

AL
34 Games

1987

San Diego

NL
34 Games

19.

1893

New York

NL
33 Games

1907

New York

AL
33 Games

1922

St. Louis

NL
33 Games
1933
Washington
AL
33 Games

2011

Atlanta

NL
33 Games
23.
1922 - 1923
Detroit
AL
32 Games
1996 - 1997
Cincinnati
NL
32 Games
25.
1885 - 1886
Louisville
AA
31 Games

1899

Philadelphia

NL
31 Games

1906

Cleveland

AL
31 Games

1924

Washington

AL
31 Games
1965 - 1966
Cincinnati
NL
31 Games

1969

Los Angeles

NL
31 Games

1970

Atlanta

NL
31 Games
1975 - 1976
Detroit
AL
31 Games

1980

Minnesota

AL
31 Games
1999
Montreal
NL
31 Games
2018 - 2019
Kansas City
AL
31 Games

36.

1876

Chicago

NL
30 Games
1895 - 1896

Cincinnati

NL
30 Games

1898

Cincinnati

NL
30 Games

1912

Boston

AL
30 Games
1922 - 1923
Pittsburgh
NL
30 Games
1927 - 1928
Boston
NL
30 Games
1929 - 1930
Washington
AL
30 Games

1934

Detroit

AL
30 Games

1950

St. Louis

NL
30 Games

1980

Kansas City

AL
30 Games

1989

Chicago

NL
30 Games

1997

Cleveland

AL
30 Games

1997

Boston

AL
30 Games

1998

Baltimore

AL
30 Games

1999

Arizona

NL
30 Games

2003

St. Louis

NL
30 Games

2006

Houston

NL
30 Games

2007

New York

NL

30 Games

2009
Washington
NL
30 Games
2011
Los Angeles
NL
30 Games
2016
Atlanta
NL
30 Games

Rank

Year(s)

Name

Team
League
Streak

30+ Game Hitting Streaks | Streak Records | Research by Baseball Almanac



Did you know that during the first season (1988) of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in an episode titled The Big Goodbye, Joe DiMaggio's streak ( 56 Games ) was broken by a shortstop named Buck Bokai of the London Kings in the year 2026?
Discuss these historical hitting streaks, current hitting streaks, rookie hitting streaks, and other impressive streaks on Baseball Fever today. Worth discussing is this October 2, 2005, press release statement from Major League Baseball in respect to Jimmy Rollins thirty-six game hitting streak (#8) and the removal of Billy Hamilton's thirty-six-game hitting streak in 1894:

Rollins Hit Streak Reaches 36

The streak will remain active for next season, and Rollins will need a hit in 21 more games to pass Joe DiMaggio's 65-year-old record. The record-setting game would come next April, pending no rainouts and no games sat out.

If Rollins does it, he would be recognized as the all-time leader, but not as the single-season leader, unless he kept it going.

Source: MLB.com (Ken Mandel, 10/02/2005).

Phillies hitting streaks history

Outfielder Billy Hamilton's 36-game hitting streak (1894): the Phillies learned this morning from Elias Sports Bureau that this record was eliminated a few years ago when researchers uncovered an 0-for-3 for Hamilton in a game that was protested. Somehow this game was omitted when compiling the hitting streak.

Ed Delahanty's 31-game hitting streak in 1899 is the longest in Phillies history, July 15 through August 18, 2nd game; 53 for 128, a .411 average.

Chuck Klein is next with two 26-game hitting streaks in 1930: May 18, 2nd game through June 17; 53 for 109, a .486 average. July 12, 1st game through August 3, 1st game; 49 for 113, a .434 average.

Klein also had a 14-game hitting streak stopped on July 11, just before starting his second 26-game streak. Over 73 games between May 18, 2nd game, and August 3, 1st game, he hit safely in 70 games. He was hitless June 20, June 26, 1st game, and July 11.

**As a point of reference, walks were included in official stats when it came to compiling hitting streaks in 1887. This was the only year in which walks were included.

Source: MLB.com (09/21/2005).

When Joe DiMaggio played for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League he had a sixty-one game hitting streak with a total of one-hundred four hits — five games longer than his Major League record (#1)!
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