Odubel Herrera recently made daily news as he continued to pile on to his streak of consecutive games played in which he has successfully reached base. This streak ended at 45 on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
There was some controversy, however – Herrera did reach base in his last at-bat, but it didn’t count officially. The reason he got on first is because catcher Francisco Pena couldn’t secure the third strike. This technically doesn’t raise a player’s On-Base %, thus not qualifying to extend the streak.
One reason this was funny is because Odubel Herrera got benched in a game last year on July 25th for not running out a dropped third strike, which earned him a chorus of boos from the home crowd.
But the funniest part about that at-bat? It’s the very same at-bat in which Jordan Hicks tied the Major League record by throwing a 105.1 MPH fastball. I feel like saying “you can’t write this shit”, but someone or something is.
As it stands, Odubel Herrera is now most well-known for his 45-game on-base streak. His full name has a connection to this feat through time.
3.14 are the first three digits of pi
3:14 on a clock is 194 minutes
The streak lasted 45 games
5 + 2+0 + (20) + (18) = 45
“Major League” = 45 (R)