Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/6/13
SMOKING: David Ortiz looks to extend his 25-game hit streak tonight at Fenway Park. Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Satchel Paige famously said: “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” For David Ortiz, that something is history. Tonight, when the Sox return from a being swept out of the Lone Star State and host the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three-game set at Fenway, David Ortiz will try to extend his impressive, 25-game hit streak. The streak is significant for several reasons: The length and breadth: The 25-game stretch is a personal best for Big Papi, and Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe notes that it’s the second longest hit streak of at least 20 games (in calendar terms) since 1900. Ortiz's current streak spans 307 days. The longest streak — 322 days — was etched by Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, who put together a 20-game string to end the 2000 season but then underwent wrist surgery and was on the shelf until July...
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