Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. When doing research for this list there were some moments that may have been forgotten over the years, and I was shocked to have forgotten this one. Maybe it’s because there is a longer streak in Marlins history, could have been because it’s a rookie record (which in my opinion makes it even more impressive), or maybe it’s because the day the streak ended the Marlins were mathematically eliminated from making the playoffs in 2010. Have you figured out the streak yet? For moment 60 we bring you Logan Morrison’s 42 game on-base streak record as a rookie!
First, let me give an honorable mention to Kevin Millar and Luis Castillo, both of whom have higher on-base streaks than Logan Morrison. Kevin had his moment on this list with his hitting streak; and Luis, well, his moment on this list is coming up soon. What makes this moment impressive is that Lomo accomplished this as a rookie. Some rookies find their swing early in the majors and some never find it at all. Lomo’s streak started on August 7, 2010 (in only his 11th game in the majors) with a single in the 4th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. The streak also came close to ending a few times.
Lomo had 7 games during this streak where he did not record a hit, but took the walk in those games to keep his streak alive. The streak hit game 42 on September 23, 2010 when in the 7th inning Lomo drew a walk against the Milwaukee Brewers. The next day the record would be snapped as Lomo went 0-4 with no walks.
To get on-base 42 games in row is impression for anybody, but as a rookie it makes it all the more incredible. Join me tomorrow as we continue the countdown. Until then… Let’s Go Marlins!