Longest hitting streaks by active players
Jimmy Rollins | 38 games
Rollins hit safely in the final 36 games of 2005 and the first two of 2006. He enjoyed a nine-game stretch in September '05 where he had six three-hit games and batted .538.
Chase Utley | 35 games
A model of consistency during his 2006 streak, Utley banged out at least two hits in 23 of the 35 games, but had more than two on only four occasions. Of his 32 home runs that season, 10 of were hit during the streak.
Vladimir Guerrero | 31 games
Guerrero's streak with Montreal in 1999 was the longest in the majors in 12 years. During his streak, which started in late July, he raised his season's average from .279 to .305 while hitting 14 homers with 40 RBIs.
Albert Pujols | 30 games
Pujols hit a blistering .407 during his streak in 2003, which spanned 31 games. After a three-hit outing against the Padres on July 12 to start the streak, Pujols charged the mound after being plunked by Adam Eaton in his first plate appearance the next night. He was ejected with no official at-bats. He then hit safely in his next 29 games, giving him the Cardinals' longest streak since Stan Musial hit safely in 30 straight in 1950.
Ryan Zimmerman | 30 games
The first 19 games of his 2009 streak were rather ho-hum, because Zimmerman had a single hit in 13 of them and no more than two in the other six. Then, buoyed by two four-hit contests, he hit .500 (25-for-50) over the last 11 games of the streak. That spurt lifted Zimmerman's average from .298 to .364.
Andre Ethier | 30 games
Ethier's effort earlier this season left him one shy of Willie Davis' Dodgers record, set in 1969. Ethier, who became the 45th player to compile a hitting streak of at least 30 games and the first since Chase Utley in 2006, hit .397 during his streak.
Johnny Damon | 29 games
After hitting safely in 10 straight with the Red Sox in 2005, Damon came off the bench the next night to pinch-run, but did not bat. He batted plenty in the next 19 games, hitting safely in each to complete the streak.
Carlos Lee | 28 games
During a 2004 season in which he hit 31 home runs and drove in 99 for the White Sox, Lee was not particularly productive during the streak. He hit one long ball and had 22 RBIs, six of them in one game. He did, however, lift his average from .239 to .307.
Ichiro Suzuki | 27 games
Suzuki hit .398 during his team-record hitting streak of 2009. He banged out at least three hits on six occasions, including two four-hit efforts. In one eight-game stretch, he had 19 hits and batted .558.
Vladimir Guerrero | 26 games
Vladdy's second entry on this list was for a streak that took place in 2002. It was an odd streak in that it was void of power and production in a season that had plenty of both. He 39 homers with 111 RBIs on the year, yet drove in just 12 runs during the streak and at one point went 11 straight games without a home run.
David Wright | 26 games
The Mets third baseman's streak bridged the 2006 (12) and 2007 (14) seasons. It was a quiet streak in that Wright drove in only 10 runs and had all of five extra-base hits. After the streak, he went into a 4-for-35 (.114) slide.
Casey Blake | 26 games
During the 2007 season in which he hit .270 for Cleveland, Blake hit a hardly eye-opening .317 during the streak. Blake, who had only a single base hit in 12 of the final 13 games, drove in 18 runs and scored 16 times in those 26 games.