Topic: Another Baseball Milestone
So with so many baseball milestones going n this year like Barry Bonds, Griffey hitting 600 homers, several players hitting 500 homers, Biggio getting to 3,000 career hits, and Glavine winning his 300 game, it seems like milestones are the trendy thing this year. We are still only about 6 or 7 Sammy Sosa strikeouts away from him being the all time strikeout leader, and several other player have outside shots at 500 homers this season.
With all that said, I would like to comment on an unlikely milestone that was reached today. Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks recorded his major league record tying 41st consecutive retired batter. He has faced 41 batters straight without giving up a hit or a walk. In this day and age in baseball with all the time hitters spend honing their craft and with all the offense in baseball, to get 41 straight hitters out is a phenominal feat. A perfect game would be not walking or giving up a hit to 27 batters, so to get to 41 straight batter is approaching 1.5 perfect games so that is a pretty incredible accomplishement. Congrats to him and I look forward to seeing how far he goes with it!