Siri sets Midwest League hit streak record

Reds No. 24 prospect singles to extend streak to 36 games

Siri sets Midwest League hit streak record

Jose Siri's name now stands alone in the record books.

With a base hit in the top of the eighth inning of Class A Dayton's loss to Fort Wayne, Siri extended his hitting streak to 36 games and became the owner of both the longest hitting streak in the 63-year history of the Midwest League and in all of Minor League Baseball so far this season.

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The Reds' No. 24 prospect eclipsed a 40-year-old record held by Tony Toups of Waterloo with the one-out single. Toups, who played three seasons in the Indians' organization, hit a career-best .285 in 133 games in 1977.

"Obviously, congratulations are in order, and hopefully good times will come for him in his future," Toups told MiLB.com. "It feels good to have your name in the record books and have something to look back on. The plaque in my office will stay there ... but like many people say, record are made to be broken."

Siri had struck out in his first three at-bats of the game and was down 0-2 during his at-bat in the eighth. However, Siri fouled off a couple of pitches before coming through with a base hit to left field.

"This means a lot to me, I am very happy," Siri told MiLB.com. "When the count got to 0-2, all I was thinking about was letting the ball get to me and not picking up my foot and just driving the ball somewhere."

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It wasn't the first time the 22-year-old has had his streak in jeopardy, as he has come up with a hit in his final at-bat on six occasions, including a trio of ninth-inning hits. There was also the June 26 contest where Siri came in as a pinch-hitter, but was intentionally walked in his only plate appearance.

Siri began his streak with a 4-for-6 performance on June 22 and has posted 14 multihit games during the stretch.

Siri, who hit .344 in July, is hitting .297 through 97 games. He has also hit a career-high 19 homers, 13 of which came during the streak.

Here is a look at how Siri kept his streak alive in all 36 games:

36 - July 31: Single in fourth at-bat (eighth inning) at Fort Wayne
35 - July 30: Single in second at-bat (third inning) at Fort Wayne
34 - July 29: Single in second at-bat (third inning) at Fort Wayne
33 - July 28: Double in third at-bat (fifth inning) at Lansing
32 - July 27: Single in third at-bat (fourth inning) at Lansing
31 - July 26: Homer in first at-bat (first inning) at Lansing
30 - July 24: Single in second at-bat (third inning) vs. Burlington
29 - July 23: Triple in third at-bat (fifth inning) vs. Burlington
28 - July 22: Single in second at-bat (fourth inning) vs. Burlington
27 - July 21: Double in first at-bat (first inning) vs. Peoria
26 - July 20: Single in first at-bat (first inning) vs. Peoria
25 - July 19: Single in third at-bat (fifth inning) vs. Peoria
24 - July 17: Triple in first at-bat (first inning) at Kane County
23 - July 16: Single in second at-bat (third inning) at Kane County
22 - July 15: Double in third at-bat (fifth inning) at Kane County
21 - July 14: Single in third at-bat (ninth inning) at Clinton
20 - July 13: Homer in second at-bat (third inning) at Clinton
19 - July 12: Single in first at-bat (first inning) at Clinton
18 - July 10: Homer in fourth at-bat (seventh inning) vs. South Bend
17 - July 9: Homer in second at-bat (second inning) vs. South Bend
16 - July 8: Single in second at-bat (third inning) vs. South Bend
15 - July 7: Single in first at-bat (first inning) vs. South Bend
14 - July 6: Single in third at-bat (fifth inning) at Bowling Green
13 - July 5: Single in first at-bat (first inning) at Bowling Green
12 - July 4: Single in fifth at-bat (ninth inning) at Bowling Green
11 - July 3: Single in second at-bat (third inning) vs. Fort Wayne
10 - July 2: Single in fourth at-bat (sixth inning) vs. Fort Wayne
9 - July 1: Single in first at-bat (first inning) vs. Fort Wayne
8 - June 30: Double in second at-bat (third inning) vs. Fort Wayne
7 - June 29: Single in third at-bat (sixth inning) at West Michigan
6 - June 28: Single in fifth at-bat (ninth inning) at West Michigan
5 - June 27: Single in second at-bat (fourth inning) at West Michigan
4 - June 25: Homer in third at-bat (sixth inning) vs. Lake County
3 - June 24: Homer in third at-bat (seventh inning) vs. Lake County
2 - June 23: Homer in first at-bat (first inning) vs. Lake County
1 - June 22: Double in first at-bat (first inning) vs. Lake County

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.