Minor Leaguer Pushes Hit Streak To 45 GamesS

Mariners prospect Jamie McOwen has hit safely in 45-straight games, which pretty much means he's better than Pete Rose. Of course, that also means he's not as good as legendary sluggers Otto Pahlman and Harry Chozen, but them's the breaks.

McOwen, who plays for the Class A High Desert Mavericks, has shattered the California League record and now has the eighth-longest hit streak in minor league history, and the best since 1954. Obviously, only one major leaguer has had a longer hit streak, but McOwen still needs 16 games to match Joe DiMaggio's best effort—61 games for the Pacific Coast League's San Francisco Seals.

Oh, and longest hit streak in minor league history? 69, dude! Joe Wilhoit supposedly did it for Wichita back in 1919, but they didn't even have calculators back then.

Minor Leaguer's hit streak reaches 45 games [Mariners.com]
Jamie McOwen's 45-Game Hit Streak, Day-By-Day [Bus Leagues Baseball]