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Hang On, Hubie
Posted By Greg Prince On April 18, 2007 @ 5:51 pm In Main Page | Comments Disabled
David Wright has now hit in 24 consecutive regular-season games, tying the franchise record set by Hubie Brooks in 1984 and equaled by Mike Piazza in 1999. Wright has done it across two seasons which makes it a different animal from its predecessors, so even if he hits in a 25th straight tonight in Florida — which would be excellent — Hubie's notch on the Mets' statistical bedpost appears safe…for at least a couple of weeks (I heartily endorse gang-breakage of every Met offensive record in 2007, save maybe for Joe McEwing's ).
Mike Piazza is an era of Mets history incarnate. His 24-game hitting streak was appreciated mightily between May 25 and June 22, 1999, but is it one of the first things you think of when you think of Mike Piazza the Met? First 24 things?
Hubie Brooks ? That's a different story. He's not to be wholly defined by what he did between May 1 and June 1, 1984. Though it would land awfully high on theoretical Hall of Fame plaque, it would be a tad unfair to boil two honorable Met hitches encompassing six Met seasons to one month of a fine player's career.
Given that The David has vaulted the topic of Met hitting streaks to top of mind, I thought it appropriate to revisit the Met career of The Hubie, primarily as recounted in 2005's One Hundred Greatest Mets of the First Forty Years , in which our Mr. Brooks ranked No. 60.
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URLs in this post:
 Joe McEwing's: http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2007/04/hit-streak-minutiae.html
 Hubie Brooks: http://www.ultimatemets.com/profile.php?PlayerCode=0305
 One Hundred Greatest Mets of the First Forty Years: http://www.faithandfearinflushing.com/blog/_archives/2006/2/7/1748933.html
 third-base: http://www.faithandfearinflushing.com/blog/_archives/2006/7/11/2102745.html
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