Find a League In Your Area
By Steve LaMontia,
Director of Communications
It is always fun to
reminisce about special feats from the MSBL World Series and their 30 years of
hosting the largest adult baseball tournament in the land. If you have anything special you’d like to
convey from your experience in Arizona please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a truly special story from 2003.
In 2003 Rick
Johnson was mentioned in the MSBL Hardball Magazine, where at the age of 47 he had a
hitting streak unmatched by any Major League baseball player in history. His
feat is documented in the Hardball issue # 51 Holiday edition, page 38. (See original story below).
He had a streak where
he reached base safely 19 at bats in a row which
included 15 hits, two hit-batsman and two walks. He also faced 15 different
pitchers during this streak which made the streak even that much more
Ted Williams (yes,
that Ted Williams) holds the AL record at 16 at bats in a row and Piggy Ward holds the MLB and NL record at 17 at bats in a row.
Rick is coming to this
year’s World Series, his 29th time, this time as a member of the Mid-South
Warriors in the 60+ Cactus division. We'll see you in the dry heat!