Super Rookie’ Jordan Walker (21, St. Louis Cardinals) achieved a major league tie record with hits in 12 consecutive games in the opening game.
In the 2023 major league game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 13th (Korean time), Walker started as a right fielder with the 8th batter and hit 1 hit in 4 at-bats.
He broke silence in his final at-bat in the ninth inning, with his team leading 6–4.
Walker, who started as the lead hitter, hit the opponent’s corner Siebold’s first pitch slider and hit a left-handed hit that slipped past the shortstop.
With this hit, Walker, who recorded a 12-game hitting streak in the opening game, tied the record set by Eddie Murphy in 1912 for debut hitting streaks by players under the age of 21.
Murphy, who has two World Series rings, hit 12 consecutive hits from the first game of his debut in 1912, when he first jumped into the big leagues.
Walker, who was nominated by St. Louis with the first overall pick in the 2020 draft, went through the Rookie League in 2021 and Double-A last year.
His extraordinary talent was recognized early on, and he entered the major leagues this year without experiencing Triple A.
Walker, who is living up to the expectations of his club, has been producing hits in every game since the game against the Toronto Blue Jays, his big league debut on the 31st of last month. Walker has a batting average of 0.319 (15 hits in 47 at-bats) this season, with 2 homers and 8 RBIs.
If he gets a hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 14th, he can surpass Murphy, who has kept the record for over 100 years,바카라 and set a new record for consecutive hits by a debutant under the age of 21.
The major league debut hitting streak, including all age groups, is a 17-game hitting streak set by Chuck Alleno in 1941 and David Dahl in 2016.