A String of Ones for Sarge

Before going 0-for-4 Monday, Ichiro Suzuki had gotten a hit — one hit and only one hit — in each of his first 12 games as a Yankee.

Since 1918, the Cardinals' Ted Sizemore has the longest one-hit streak, connecting once in 16 straight games in 1975.

Gary Matthews holds the Phillies mark over that time, delivering a solo safety in 11 consecutive games during the 1982 camapaign. (His average actually went down, from .285 to .279, during those 11 games.) Sarge delivered two hits, one hit and two hits in the three games before the 11, so it was actually part of a 14-game hitting streak:

Date Opponent   Result H-AB   Hits
July 4 (1st) at Mets W 9-7 2-  5 Singles
July 4 (2nd)   at Mets W 7-2 1-  4 Single
July 5 Giants L  1-3 2-  5 Singles
July 6 Giants W 3-2 1-  3 Home Run  
July 7 Padres L  3-5 1-  5 Home Run
July 8 Padres L  3-5 1-  4 Single
July 9 Dodgers L  4-6 (11) 1-  5 Single
July 10 Dodgers W 4-2 1-  3 Home Run
July 11 Dodgers W 4-3 1-  4 Single
July 15 at Giants W 2-1 1-  4 Home Run
July 16 at Giants W 1-0 1-  4 Single
July 17 at Giants W 5-3 (11)   1-  5 Single
July 18 at Giants L  3-4 1-  4 Single
July 19 at Padres W 7-6 1-  5 Single

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