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David Dahl Begins Career With 17 Game Hit Streak

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Colorado Rockies Rookie David Dahl ties record with 17 straight hits

Colorado Rockies rookie left fielder David Dahl has tied a rookie record by hitting safely in his first 17 Major League games. With a single against the Texas Rangers, Dahl tied the modern era record for most consecutive games with a hit to begin a career. The record that Dahl tied was recorded in 1941 by a player named Chuck Aleno which makes it 75 years since a player has accomplished it.  Dahl commented like most young players would when asked about the record.


“It’s pretty cool,” said Dahl ” I really haven’t thought much about it, besides looking on Twitter.”


When the Rockies drafted Dahl in the first round of the 2012 draft, they knew he could give this type of offense. He quickly rose through the minors with one stop being a full-season with the Class A Asheville Tourists. In 100 total games with the Tourists, Dahl hit 10 home runs and drove in 48 runs.

Dahl playing for Asheville is significant to me because I live not far from the Tourists and got to watch Dahl play on a regular basis. With me being the autograph junky that I am, I probably have an autograph of his somewhere around my house.

After his stint in Asheville, he rose up through double-A and only played a total of 16 games in Triple-A. In those 16 games, he hit safely in 15 of them and hit .484.

Finally, Dahl broke into the majors and he has not disappointed. He is hitting .358 with three home runs and 10 RBI’s in only 17 games.

Dahl will try to break the rookie record on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies starting at 7:05pm eastern time.