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October 3, 2012

Big Papi's Unlikely Streak Comes to an End

Lost in the drama surrounding the Boston Red Sox's worst record since 1933 and manager Bobby Valentine's inability to lead the team, is that one of baseball's most unlikely streaks will come to an end Wednesday.

Sure, David Ortiz has appeared in only a handful of games since the All-Star Break (an injury has had him on the shelf most of the second half), but with the Red Sox playing in their final game of the season Wednesday night, the slugger's streak of 12 consecutive years with at least one triple is officially coming to an end.

And be honest, had you been asked who the only two Major Leaguers are with at least one triple each season since 2000 are...would you have ever come up with the words "David Ortiz"? 

Oh, and the other...none other than the designated hitter's former teammate Johnny Damon.

To put things in perspective, "Big Papi" has 16 triples. Career triples leader, Hall of Famer Sam Crawford has 309 and 12 times over his 19 year career, he had 16 or more.

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