With Rafael Devers testing its very limits on Wednesday and ultimately falling short, MLB fans must be wondering what the record for most consecutive hits in a row is. Devers was ultimately unable to beat the seemingly insurmountable mark, but just in case it ever happens, here's everything you need to know.
Most Hits in a Row MLB
The MLB record for most hits in a row by a single player is 12, a mark which is shared by Pinky Higgins of the Boston Red Sox (1938) and Walt Dropo of the Detroit Tigers (1952).
Rafael Devers with a single in the first inning. He's 7 for 7.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 14, 2019
Dustin Pedroia was 11 for 11 in 2016. The Sox (and MLB) record is 12 for 12. Pinky Higgins has the Sox record.
Last MLB player to do it was Walt Dropo of the '52 Tigers.
As Pete Abraham points out, several Red Sox have had their chance at the record, with Dustin Pedroia coming close in 2016. Higgins and Dropo, however, remain the only players to record 12 straight.
Devers' seven straight hits is five shy of the MLB record Walt Dropo (12 in 1950). Dustin Pedroia had 11 straight for the #RedSox in 2016— Chris AssenheimerC-T (@CAwesomeheimer) August 14, 2019
On Wednesday, we joined the rest of the baseball world on Devers watch, but considering his inability to reach the mark, we can safely say this remains one of the more impressive and strange records in MLB history.