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To No A'Vail'

I have no reason to write this post, other than that in a blog by the fine writer, Joe Posnanski, he referenced that Mike Vail's 23-game hitting streak was the longest in the majors in 1975.

Some other minutiae about Mets single-season hitting streaks, thanks to Baseball-Reference.

* Catcher Jesse Gonder had the longest Mets hitting streak in 1963, a 14-gamer from July 19 to August 4. That was more than double the length of his next-longest hit streak (6 games) for the Mets.

* In 1968, the year of the pitcher, no Met had a hit streak longer than Tommie Agee's 12-gamer. This streak was a big deal because, as it came in September, it set the tone for Agee's great 1969 season. Agee hit .189 entering the streak, then .422 over the dozen games it spanned.

* The Mets longest hit streak in 1969 was 11 games (Tommie Agee, Cleon Jones). Yes, that's right. The Mets longest hit streak in their championship season was shorter than their longest hit streak in the year of the pitcher.

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