Happy Reds birthday, Piggy Ward!

This little Piggy played baseball

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.

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