Jordan Walker hitting streak: Cardinals rookie matches 111-year-old file with 12-game streak – thqaftqlm

Jordan Walker hitting streak: Cardinals rookie matches 111-year-old file with 12-game streak

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St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Jordan Walker prolonged his hitting streak to 12 video games on Wednesday afternoon with a ninth-inning single in opposition to the Colorado Rockies. The bottom-ball hit means Walker has tied Eddie Murphy (1912) for the longest hitting streak to start a profession by a participant aged 20 or youthful since 1900.

Walker’s single got here in opposition to righty reliever Connor Seabold. A couple of minutes later, he sped dwelling to attain the ultimate run of the sport on Paul Goldschmidt’s double. The Cardinals prevailed by a rating of 7-4. 

Assuming he is within the lineup for the collection opener in opposition to the Pirates in St. Louis — he is performed in each recreation so far in 2023 — Walker will aiming to interrupt his tie with Murphy on Thursday evening. This is the up to date listing of these longest hitting streaks to start a profession by a hitter age 20 or youthful: 

T-1. Eddie Murphy, 1912 Philadelphia Athletics: 12 video games
T-1. Jordan Walker, 2023 St. Louis Cardinals: 12 video games and counting
3. Ted Williams, 1939 Boston Pink Sox: 9 video games

Williams, after all, was on the onset of a profession that may ultimately make him an inner-circle Corridor of Famer. Although not almost as profitable, Murphy appeared in elements of 11 big-league seasons and gained a pair of World Sequence titles. One got here with the 1913 Athletics, the opposite with the 1917 Chicago White Sox.

It is price noting that with out the age requirement, the longest hitting streak to start an MLB profession is 17. That mark was set by each Chuck Aleno (1941 Reds) and, extra just lately, David Dahl (2016 Rockies). This is that listing, which Walker may have an opportunity to hitch in his subsequent recreation: 

Walker, who will rejoice his twenty first birthday in Could, entered Tuesday batting .326/.370/.512 (138 OPS+) with two dwelling runs and eight runs batted in. He was ranked by CBS Sports activities because the sixth-best prospect within the sport earlier this spring. The Cardinals later determined to hold him on their Opening Day roster.

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