Found August 01, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
Everyone knows the Chicago Cubs own the most embarrassing streak in pro sports — 104 years without a championship and counting. But it is not until nights like Tuesday that we are reminded the Cubs also own the coolest streak in pro sports — 7,441 consecutive games with a hit and counting. That streak looked to be in jeopardy as Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter two outs into the eighth inning Tuesday night, but rookie pinch hitter Adrian Cardenas broke it up with a hit to right field. It’s not the first time an unknown rookie kept the streak going. Jimmy Qualls’ one-out single in the top of the ninth on July 9, 1969 broke up Tom Seaver’s attempt at a perfect game, and it was not until this year that the Mets finally picked up their first no-hitter in the form of Johan Santana. The Cubs haven’t gone hitless since Sept. 9, 1965 when Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game. Perhaps the only thing better than the streak is the fact the greatest lefty in baseball history is the ...
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