Swol: Twins batters with the longest streaks of not striking out

From SABR member John Swol at Twins Trivia on December 11, 2015:

I am old enough to have seen Nellie [Fox] play second base for the Chicago White Sox in the early 1960s, although by then he was on the downhill side of his amazing career that started back in 1951. Not only was the man a twelve-time All-Star but he was the American League MVP in 1959.

Fox was one tough dude to strike out, in over 10,000 plate appearances he struck out just 216 times. That is incredible. He once had a record 98 straight games without being retired on strikes.

That got me to thinking about the Twins and how often they strike out. Nowadays, players strike out more frequently than they once did and baseball and teams just kind of wink and say, ‘Yes, he strikes out but look at all those home runs.” If Nellie went 98 games without striking out, what is the Twins’ longest streak?

Read the full article here: http://twinstrivia.com/2015/12/11/these-guys-seldom-hear-he-gone-or-grab-some-bench/

Originally published: December 14, 2015. Last Updated: December 14, 2015.