Happy Reds birthday, Piggy Ward!
April 16, 1867
Two players in history have reached base in 17 straight plate appearances. Piggy Ward accomplished the feat in 1893 as a brand new member of the Cincinnati Reds; the Reds acquired him from Baltimore for should-be Hall of Famer Tony Mullane on June 16, and his streak went from June 16 to June 19. He collected eight hits, eight walks, and one hit-by-pitch during his streak.