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Friday, August 29, 2014

Sportsman of the Week Ending 8/24/2014

Baseball is a statistical sport, for which "streaks" are widely monitored and acclaimed.  From Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak, to Cal Ripken's 2632 games played to Orel Hershiser's 59 consecutive scoreless innings to Johnny Vander Meer's consecutive no-hitters.  San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit can etch his name among those baseball legends now by retiring 46 consecutive batters.  No hits, no walks, no errors, no hit batsmen.  The record had been held by Mark Buehrle with 45 consecutive outs set in 2009 (27 of which were his perfect game). For the week in question, Petit went 6 1/3 innings with no baserunners and 10 strikeouts.  The record was actually broken Thursday, but Petit is a worthy Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!

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