Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 8/15/13
The number 42 is iconic in baseball for one reason: Jackie Robinson.  Mariano Rivera is the last baseball player that will ever wear the number, which marks 2014 as the first year no major leaguer will wear the ground-breaking number on the back of their jersey ever again.  Maybe they should change that rule to allow Justin Ruggiano to celebrate the streak he just broke yesterday: going hitless in his last 42 at-bats. Ruggiano went into last night’s game with only four total hits total in the months of July and August combined.  That all changed in his first at-bat, however, with a single to center that tied the ballgame.  Had Ruggiano gone hitless last night in his four at-bats, he would have broken the modern day record of futility by going hitless in 46 at-bats, which would have bested hit-kings Craig Counsell (2011) and Bill Bergen (1909) by one. After it was all said and done, Ruggiano ended up going 3-for-4 en route to a 5-2 win over the streaking Kansas City Royals.  Did Ruggiano celebrate his accomplishment?  Yes, by getting picked off of first base.  Congrats, Justin! Jonah is happy for Justin [ESPN] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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