Indians prospect Francisco Mejia’s hit streak ends at 50 games

Monday August 15th, 2016

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.

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