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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2012)
« Reply #800: September 05, 2012, 08:22:48 AM »
Jamey Carroll hit a home run, breaking the longest homerless streak in the majors.

With one out in the top of the fifth, Jamey Carroll batted against Hector Santiago. Carroll worked a trademark long, annoying at-bat, and then he lined a 2-and-2 fastball just over the fence in left field. It wasn’t the first home run of Carroll’s career — in fact, it was the 13th — but it did snap the longest homerless drought in major-league baseball. Carroll hadn’t homered since August 2009, and while home runs in Chicago aren’t quite like home runs in Seattle or home runs in Oakland, we don’t award fractional homers. You either hit a home run or you didn’t, and Monday, Jamey Carroll hit a home run.

There to greet him in front of the dugout, appropriately enough, was Ben Revere.

The article goes on to discuss how Revere has not homered in the majors. Second longest active streak in the majors (950 PAs) next to Reggie Willits, who is not in the majors now.