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July 16- Chipper Jones Ties MLB Record for Most Consecutive Extra-Base Hit Games

2006- On this day in Sports History, Chipper Jones tied a Major League Baseball record of 14 consecutive games with an extra-base hit. The only other person to achieve this was Paul Waner in 1927. The MLB record lasted 79 years before someone else reached it. Otherwise, nobody else has had 14 or more consecutive games with an extra-base hit. It is a record that could go a very long time without being reached again.

Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves achieved this streak from June 26-July 16, 2006. The streak began with a home run against the New York Yankees on June 26. He tied the record in a game against the San Diego Padres as he hit a two run home run in the fourth inning for his 14th consecutive extra-base hit game. Over the course of the 14 games, Jones hit seven home runs, eight doubles, and a triple and his batting average was .544. On July 17th, Chipper Jones failed to break the record. As he hoped to extend his streak of extra-base hit games to 15, he went 0-3 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Paul Waner is the only other player to also achieve what Chipper Jones did on this day in 2006. Waner’s 14 consecutive games with an extra-base hit came between June 3-19, 1927 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Over the stretch, Waner hit 12 doubles, four triples, and four home runs. Paul Waner was voted National League MVP in 1927 and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952.

Chipper Jones played 19 seasons for the Atlanta Braves in the Major Leagues. He was an eight time All-Star and was voted National League MVP in 1999. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018. Jones had a lot of outstanding accomplishments in his baseball career, but one of his best came on this day in 2006 when he tied an MLB record that may never be broken.


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Sources:

McCartney, Cory. “Power of 10: Defining Moments of Chipper Jones' Career.” FOX Sports, 24 Jan. 2018

Baseball Almanac. “EXTRA BASE HITS RECORDS.” Baseball Almanac,



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