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McOwen’s hit streak snapped on Friday night

Post by Ryan Divish on July 11, 2009 at 12:27 am with No Comments »
July 11, 2009 12:27 am

High Desert outfielder James McOwen had his 45-game hitting streak snapped on Friday night by the Modesto Nuts. McOwen went 0-for-3 with a walk. In his first at-bat, McOwen struck out. In his second, he walked. In his third at-bat, he grounded into a double play. McOwen came up in the ninth with one last chance to get a hit. But this time, he struck out swinging off of Modesto closer Craig Baker.


Here’s the story from the Victorville Daily Press.


Here’s the AP Story.


The game was in Modesto and here’s the story from the Modesto Bee


Here’s a story from Yahoo from before the game with some video.


McOwen’s streak was the longest in minor league baseball since 1954. Only seven other players in the history of minor league baseball had a streak longer with the longest being Joe Wilhoit’s record of 69 straight for Waco in 1919.


Here’s alist of the top hitting streaks in minor-league history

69 — Joe Wilhoit, Wichita, 1919

61 — Joe DiMaggio, San Francisco, 1933

55 — Roman Mejias, Waco, 1954

50 — Otto Pahlman, Danville, 1922

49 — Harry Chozen, Mobile, 1945

49 — Jack Ness, Oakland, 1915

46 — Johnny Bates, Nashville, 1925

45 — Jamie McOwen, High Desert, 2009

43 — Howie Bedell, Louisville, 1947

43 — Eddie Marshall, Milwaukee, 1935

43 — Orlando Moreno, Big Spring, 1961

43 — Brandon Watson, Columbus, 2007

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