May 07

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Zimmerman’s Hit Streak reaches 25 games

May 7, 2009

Los Angeles, California at Dodger Stadium 24 year-old Ryan Zimmerman extended his hit streak to 25 games as the Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-9. Zimmerman extended the streak in the top of the first inning when he singled to center-field. For the night Zimmerman went 2 for 5 and scored two runs.

Zimmerman became only the fourth player in Washington D.C. baseball history to have a hit streak of 25 games or more. There are only two Washington ballplayers to have had longer hit streaks than Zimmerman they are Hall of Famers, Heinie Manush and Sam Rice.

Player – # of Games – Year

Heinie Manush – 33 – 1933

Sam Rice – 31 – 1924

Sam Rice – 29 – 1920

Sam Rice – 28 – 1930

Heinie Manush – 26 – 1933

Ryan Zimmerman – 25 – 2009

Goose Goslin – 25 – 1928