**In this series we strive to prove the universal truth that every baseball player holds some kind of record.**
And now a few words about Walt Dropo. [Let me make a quick aside here...any Mystery Science Theater fans out there? Every time I read or write about Walt Dropo I'm always reminded on Dropo the Martian from the great Christmas movie Santa Clause Conquers The Martians. Dropo!]
For three games during the 1952 season, Walt Dropo was the greatest offensive baseball player the world has ever seen. One July 14th Walt went 5 for 5 against the Yankees. The next day, Walt and the Tigers would play a double header against the Senators. In Game 1, Walt went an unbelievable 7 for 7. This gave him 12 straight hits which no player had ever done before. In Game 2, Walt went 4 for 5 which ended the consecutive hit streak but set another record by recording 16 hits over three games.
|1956 Topps #238 Walt Dropo|
|1960 Topps #79 Walt Dropo|