Stupid Humbug Stat Tricks - Hitting Streak with Mirrors Edition
The Mets' David Wright extended his intra-season hitting streak to 26 games Thursday night, going 1-3 in New York's 11-3 pasting of the Marlins. The streak was subsequently snapped Friday night versus the Braves.
What was interesting about the streak, beyond its spanning two seasons, was its underwhelming nature.
Since the start of the 1976 season, there have been 38 hitting streaks of 26 or more games. As detailed below the cut, Wright's 1.35 hits per game was the worst average amongst those streaks.
He had had exactly one hit in 18 of those 26 games, including 12 games of either 1-4 or 1-5.
Additionally, his .343/.396/.480/.876 line was the worst in each category amongst the six 26-game streaks.
Wright wasn't even in the top 10 for batting average since his streak has begun last September 17 (minimum 80 PA):