Today In Brewer History: County Stadium hit streak ends

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Hank Aaron's epic home hot streak ended 51 years ago today.

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

With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, we'd like to wish a happy birthday today to:

Today is also the 31st anniversary of Gorman Thomas homering twice in the same inning as the Brewers beat the Yankees 14-1 in 1982. We covered that event in this space two years ago.

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