Indians prospect Francisco Mejia’s hit streak ends at 50 games
Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia had his 50-game hit streak snapped after going 0 for 3 with a walk Sunday.
Mejia’s streak is tied for the fifth-longest in professional baseball history, and is the longest since Roman Mejias’s 55-game hit streak in 1954.
Mejia’s hitting streak is also the longest ever posted by a catcher.
The 20-year-old seemed to have the streak snapped at 49 on Saturday after going 0 for 4 against Winston-Salem. However, the official scorer awarded Mejia with a hit post-game after a play that was initially ruled an error was changed to a double.
Mejia, who is currently playing for Class A Lynchburg, is hitting .345 with 73 RBIs in 87 games this season.