Lourdes Gurriel Jr. celebrating a double July 27, his ninth-straight game with consecutive hits. Jul 27, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) reacts after hitting a double during the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays’ rookie infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. made some impressive history Saturday. With a pair of singles in the Jays’ clash with the Chicago White Sox, Gurriel recorded his 10th-straight multi-hit game. That had never been done before by a Blue Jays’ player and hadn’t been done by a MLB rookie in more than a century:

That’s some pretty impressive company to be in. And there’s further impressive company with the last MLB player to record 10 consecutive multi-hit games, Bernie Williams back in 2002. And with the previous holder of the Blue Jays’ team record, Tony Fernández with nine straight games in 1986; Gurriel tied Fernández Friday night against the White Sox and did so in style with two home runs and a double (which he’s seen celebrating above) in a 10-5 win. Oh, and Gurriel’s hitting a modest .429 this month, and .308 on the year. Of course, his on-base percentage is just .328, so there’s more progress that can be made in the plate discipline department, but his bat is certainly something to be reckoned with. Especially lately. And he can go for 11 Sunday, which would put him in even rarer company:

The all-time MLB record is 15 straight multi-hit games, set by Charles “Count” Campau in 1890. We’ll see if Gurriel can get closer to there or not. But regardless of if his streak continues any further, it’s certainly been remarkable.


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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.