Sunday, June 17, 2007

Brandon Watson of the Columbus Clippers yesterday tied the 95-year-old International League record for consecutive games with at least one hit. Watson's double at Ottawa brought his hitting streak to 42 games. The IL is part of AAA minor-league baseball, the level just below the majors. The major-league affiliate, or parent organization, for Columbus is the Washington Nationals (for many years, it had been the Yankees). Two questions are: (1) how long will the streak continue?, and (2) when will the Nats bring him up to the big club?

Update: Watson's hitting streak came to an end at 43 games, but at least he surpassed the previous league record by one game.

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