On this day in 1962 the Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Braves 4-0 at County Stadium. The Braves had five hits in the game but none of them came from Hank Aaron, who went 0-for-4 to snap a 24-game home hitting streak. It was the longest streak in County Stadium's 46 years as a major league ballpark.
Aaron's streak started on July 26 of that year, when he went 2-for-4 with a home run in the final game of a home series against the Mets. All told the streak lasted 54 days, and Aaron hit .371/.456/.663 in his home ballpark over that time.
The 24-game County Stadium streak was later matched by Paul Molitor in 1987, but will never be exceeded. Here are the top five streaks:
|Player||Games||Start date||Final game|
|Paul Molitor||24||July 16, 1987||August 25, 1987|
|Hank Aaron||24||July 26, 1962||September 18, 1962|
|Fernando Vina||23||July 29, 1997||September 14, 1997|
|Joe Carter||23||May 14, 1988||August 19, 1992|
|Sixto Lezcano||22||August 3, 1976||September 14, 1976|
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