March 30, 2011

Everybody's Got A Record: Walt Dropo Edition

**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

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