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Ryan Zimmerman's hitting streak ended at 30 games this week.
Ryan Zimmerman's hitting streak ended at 30 games this week. (By Marcio Jose Sanchez -- Associated Press)
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Zimmerman Streak Hits 30, Then Ends

-- Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals' star third baseman, swung into an elite club this week by getting a hit in his 30th consecutive game.

He is just the 44th player in the history of Major League Baseball to reach that milestone, and just the seventh player this decade to hold a 30-game hitting streak.

The longest hitting streak in the major leagues is Joe DiMaggio's 56-game record, set in 1941.

Zimmerman's streak ended Wednesday when he didn't get a hit in a game against the San Francisco Giants.

It's a good thing the Nats have Zimmerman. Without him, fans would have almost nothing to feel good about. The team has the worst record in baseball, 11 wins to 21 losses, so far this season.

The Nationals play tomorrow night at home against the Philadelphia Phillies.


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