Otto Fahlman -Baseball July 22, 1954 The Waco News-Tribune Waco, Texas

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Otto Fahlman -Baseball
July 22, 1954
The Waco News-Tribune
Waco, Texas - ON SECOND THOUGHT By DAVF CAMPBELL »us-Tribnni*...
ON SECOND THOUGHT By DAVF CAMPBELL »us-Tribnni* Sports Editor When Waco’s Ramon Mejias pushed his consecutive hitting string into the 40’s at Corpus Chnsti this ueek he began moving within range of some of baseball’s all-time consecutive hitting streaks. A? this was written, Meiias had hit in 44 straight games. Six more will tie him with a mark set in 1922 by Otto Fahlman. then playing with Danville of the Three-I League. The all-time mark, as recorded by Taylor Spink of the Sporting News, is 69, set in 1919 by Joe Wilhoit of Wichita of the Western Association. The old Yankee Qip-» .... —.....— per, Joe Dimaggio, holds the next two marks of distinction, having ty. Several fans complained on that hit in 61 straight in 1933 while one that Scarpace should have had playing with San Francisco of the an error which would have Pacific Coast League, and in 56 stopped Mejias’ streak, straight in 1941 for the New York However, the play was one of Yanks. That last mark, of course, j those vou-do-or-you-don’t plays for is the major league record. the infielder. Since Scarpace was playing in close, holding a runner U. S. bracketed at windy course, Sam and fourth, morning pull his pain But the a try finishing Oliver, injury in 1948 became and while at

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  1. The Waco News-Tribune,
  2. 22 Jul 1954, Thu,
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