Post-Season On-Base and Hit Streaks
Most Consecutive Post-Season Games With At Least One Time On Base:
1. Miguel Cabrera 28 games (current streak)
2. Chase Utley 27 games
3. Boog Powell 25 games
T4. Carlos Beltran and Carlos Ruiz 24 games
T6. Lou Gehrig and Lance Berkman 23 games
T8. Joe Morgan and Rickey Henderson 22 games
T10. Derek Jeter and Barry Bonds 21 games
With respect to post-season hit streaks (consecutive post-season games with at least one hit), the record is 17 games, jointly held by Hank Bauer, Derek Jeter and Manny Ramirez.
Yoenis Cespedes has a current post-season hit streak going of 9 games. If Yoenis gets a hit in tonight’s game, he will match Babe Ruth’s current post-season hit streak of ten games.
Yes, the Babe has hits in each of his ten most recent post-season games, and should he mount an unlikely post-retirement, post-death comeback Ruth could challenge the 17-game record. The longest currently active post-season hit streak is 12, held by Al Dark, who is still alive, though at age 91 his opportunities to break the 17-game record are probably limited. After Dark (so to speak), the holder of the next-longest current streak is Billy Martin, with hits in his last 11 post-season games. As with the Babe, death will probably interfere with Billy’s extending that streak, though with PEDs these days, who knows? Three actually living, albeit long-retired, guys have, like the Babe, ten-game current streaks: Hall of Famers Barry Larkin and Ryne Sandberg, plus Roy White, the fine Yankee outfielder of the 1960s and 70s. And there is one guy with a ten-game active post-game hit streak who does have a real chance to extend it someday, Pablo Sandoval.
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