Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Famous Streaks in Sports

Sports Illustrated Vault has an interesting segment on the most revered streaks in sports. In fact, they came up with 33 of them! When I hear the word "streak" as it applies to sports, I immediately think of Joe Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak. To me, that is the epitome of a streak. If you looked up the term streak in Websters, the 56 of Dimaggio should be listed there.
Next, Byron Nelson's 11 consecutive PGA tour victories in 1947 has to rank right at the top. The 91 consecutive fight victories by Sugar Ray Robinson is also very impressive. When talking about team streaks, you have to mention UCLA Bruins basketball, the Boston Celtics, the New York Yankees, and yes, even the Atlanta Braves. The bottom line is, all streaks are impressive. Most will never be matched, but they always give individuals and teams lofty goals with which to aspire. What are some that stand out to you?

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