Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 1938: Pinky Higgins Picks Up 12 Consecutive Hits

On June 21, 1938, after picking up 8 hits in a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox 3rd baseman Pinky Higgins set a major league record with 12 consecutive hits over 14 plate appearances because he also walked twice during the streak. The Red Sox split the bill by winning the first game 8-3 then Detroit took the second game 5-4. The record still stands today and it was only matched one time by Walt Dropo, while he was playing for the Tigers in 1952 , Dropo accomplished the feat in 12 consecutive plate appearances.

Box Scores from both games of the doubleheader:

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