Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio

While the major league Yankees continue to flop, there are a number of minor leaguers in the Yankees' system that are having outstanding seasons. One of those players is Charleston River Dog's Mitch Hilligoss.

Hilligoss tied the Atlantic League record by hitting in his 35th consecutive game. He didn't accomplish the feat until his final at-bat. The 2-run double pulled him even with another former Yankees prospect Scott Seabol, who hit in 35 games for the 1999 Greensboro Bats.

Hilligoss' streak is the 3rd longest in the last 20 years of minor league baseball. Only Joey Cora (37) and Brent Gates (36) have hit in more consecutive games. Just as any major leaguer, Hilligoss will also be chasing Joe DiMaggio. The Yankee Clipper set the minor league record by hitting in 61 straight games in 1933.

Longest Streaks in Minor League History
61 - Joe DiMaggio (1933)
55 - Roman Mejias (1954)
49 - Jack Ness (1915)


  1. Wow, good stuff. I didn't realize he had the MiLB record too. What was it like watching him play? It really must've been something.

  2. I am so going to kick your ass Jr.!