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Rays rookie Wander Franco moves ahead of Mickey Mantle with on-base streak

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Rays rookie sensation Wander Franco walked within the seventh inning Tuesday towards the Red Sox, extending his on-base streak to 37 in a row. Positive, way back it was decreed {that a} hitting streak was much more horny as a result of walks have been disrespected in baseball for years, however getting on baseball each recreation is fairly rattling spectacular. 

Previous to Monday, Franco was hitting .336/.399/.552 with 13 doubles, three triples, 4 homers, 26 RBI and 36 runs throughout his 36-game on-base streak. The final time he failed to succeed in base was July 24, when he went 0 for five. 

There’s some historical past right here with elite firm. Take into account that Franco — baseball’s high prospect getting into the season — is 20 years previous proper now. The leaderboard of on-base streaks for gamers age 20 or youthful is as follows: 

  1. Frank Robinson: 43 video games in 1956
  2. Wander Franco: 37 video games (and counting) in 2021
  3. Mickey Mantle: 36 video games in 1950-51

Simply two inner-circle Corridor of Famers and Franco. Not unhealthy.

For these curious, the all-time document for an on-base streak is 84, set in 1949 by the nice Ted Williams. 

Franco was hitting simply .221/.272/.358 earlier than the streak began, however that was solely in his first 23 video games, once more, as a 20-year-old. It was solely a matter of time earlier than Franco acquired issues sorted out on the plate on the big-league stage. Signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Rays on the age of 16, Franco rapidly made his presence felt, hitting .351 with an OPS over 1.000 in Rookie Ball in 2018, rocketing himself up prospect lists. He is a profession .332/.398/.536 hitter within the minors. 

Let’s additionally not neglect that Franco primarily missed a 12 months of improvement in 2020 when there wasn’t a minor-league season. He had by no means performed greater than Class-A Superior till this season. After 39 video games in Triple-A, he was summoned to the majors and he is already thriving. That is a particular expertise proper there. 

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