posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 04:09 PM
I, of course, remember when Rose had his streak. I believe it was Atlanta reliever Gene Garber who ended it. With a typical lack of class, Rose
whimpered after the game, "He was pitching like it was the 7th Game of the World Series." Garber responded, "Well, he was hitting like it was the 7th
Game of the World Series."
A 56-game hit streak is like throwing a perfect game with only 2 K's: It requires a gargantuan amount of luck--even if you have at least one AB per
game where you really scorch the ball. But I agree with you that it would be very hard to do in this day and age, with the absurd amount of media
heat. Under that heat, it could get real tough to scorch the ball every game, even once or twice, and you'd be awfully lucky to maintain a hit streak
on seeing-eye grounders and bloop singles.