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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Tommy Pham sets Rays record, reaches base in 39th consecutive game

Rays outfielder Tommy Pham set a new Rays record on Wednesday afternoon with a first-inning single against the Rockies. It marked his 39th consecutive game reaching base, dating back to last season. According to Baseball Reference, that broke a tie with Johnny Damon for the Rays record. Damon reached base in 38 consecutive games between May 3 and June 14, 2011.

Pham’s streak began on August 21 last year. Entering Wednesday’s action, he was batting .366/.462/.641 for the duration of the streak with seven home runs, 23 RBI, and eight stolen bases across 142 at-bats. Pham went 2-for-4 in the Rays’ 1-0, 11-inning loss to the Rockies.



QLE Posted: April 04, 2019 at 05:40 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: rays, streaks, tommy pham

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   1. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: April 04, 2019 at 09:57 AM (#5828500)
Pham has played 46 games for TBR and gotten on base on 44 of them. That's something.
   2. bfan Posted: April 04, 2019 at 11:07 AM (#5828525)
It appears that the Rays strategy of buying low on skilled players appears to have paid off, in this instance.
   3. Moeball Posted: April 04, 2019 at 09:26 PM (#5828765)
Doesn't Teddy Ballgame still hold the record at 87 consecutive games or is that another record that Bad Barry broke?
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: April 04, 2019 at 10:30 PM (#5828784)
I don't think Bonds ever eclipsed him, which seems almost impossible in his 120-IBB 2004 campaign.

Looking at 2004, he never had a stretch longer than the 40 straight to close the season. He had five games all season without reaching base (one of which was a single AB contest). The 40-game streak extended two more games into his abbreviated 2005 campaign (again, stopped in a one-AB game).

   5. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: April 04, 2019 at 11:11 PM (#5828793)
Bonds had a really long streak that Dave Mlicki of all people ended.

58 games ending in April of 2002, it turns out.
   6. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 04, 2019 at 11:36 PM (#5828797)
And here's me thinking he's still a Cardinal.

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