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Aug 09

Michael Morse is Very Close to Joining Prestigious List

Michael Morse‘s single in the top of the 3rd inning last night at Minute Maid Park in Houston extended his current hit streak to 17 games. During the 17 game hit streak Morse has gone 23 for 73 for a .315 batting average.

If Morse is able to extend his current streak to 20 games he will be the 13th Washington player since 1901 and only the 4th player since the end of World War II “1945″ to have a hitting streak of 20 or more games. Below is the list of Washington ball players that had a hitting streak of 20 or more games.

During the 1933 season Washington Senator great Heinie Manush had at least one hit in 33 consecutive games to break Sam Rice‘s nine year old Washington record of 31.

Player – # of Games – Year

Heinie Manush – 33 – 1933

Sam Rice – 31 – 1924

Ryan Zimmerman – 30 – 2009

Sam Rice – 29 – 1920

Sam Rice – 28 – 1930

Heinie Manush – 26 – 1933

Goose Goslin – 25 – 1928

Cecil Travis – 24 – 1941

Joe Cronin – 22 – 1932

Heinie Manush – 22 – 1932

Mickey Vernon – 22 – 1946

Eddie Foster – 21 – 1918

Buddy Myer – 21 – 1935

Taffy Wright – 21 – 1938

Joe Cronin – 20 – 1930

George Case – 20 – 1939

Jackie Jensen – 20 – 1952

Mickey Vernon – 20 – 1953