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        Marlins speedster Luis Castillo's hitting streak brought to mind the second-longest streak in major league history — Pete Rose's 44-game streak in 1978. Here are the longest streaks in Reds history.

       44 Pete Rose — 1978
       30 Elmer Smith — 1898
       29 Hal Morris — 1996
       27 Edd Roush — 1920
       27 Edd Roush — 1924
       27 Vada Pinson — 1965
       25 Rube Bressler — 1927
       25 Pete Rose — 1967
       24 Cy Seymour — 1903
       24 Hughie Critz — 1928
       24 Tommy Harper — 1966
       23 Heinie Groh — 1917
       23 Vada Pinson — 1965
       22 Jacke Daubert — 1922
       22 Pete Rose — 1968

        When Ken Griffey Jr. got his 2000th career hit Tuesday, he became one of 29 players to have that many as well as 400 home runs. How impressive is that? Check the names on this list (Bold still active):
       Hank Aaron (2771, 755)
       Babe Ruth (2873, 714)
       Willie Mays (3283, 660)
       Frank Robinson (2943, 586)
       Harmon Killebrew (2086, 573)
       Barry Bonds (2313, 567)
       
Reggie Jackson (2584, 563)
       Mike Schmidt (2234, 548)
       Mickey Mantle (2415, 536)
       Jimmie Foxx (2646, 534)
       Ted Williams (2654, 521)
       Willie McCovey (2211, 521)
       Ernie Banks (2583, 512)
       Eddie Mathews (2315, 512)
       Mel Ott (2876, 511)
       Eddie Murray (3255, 504)
       Lou Gehrig (2721, 493)
       Stan Musial (3630, 474)
       Willie Stargell (2232, 475)
       Dave Winfield (3110, 465)
       Ken Griffey Jr. (1987, 460)
       
Carl Yastrzemski (3419, 452)
       Fred McGriff (2260, 448)
       Rafael Palmeiro (2485, 447)
       
Andre Dawson (2774, 438)
       Cal Ripken (3184, 431)
       Billy Williams (2711, 426)
       Darrell Evans (2223, 414)
       Duke Snider (2116, 407)

        More Junior

        Remember how Junior always says he's not a home run hitter? Well, take a look at these stats and see what you think. Here are the percentages of hits that are home runs for some of the all-time greats:
       Mark McGwire 36 percent
       Babe Ruth 25 percent
       Barry Bonds 25 percent
       Ken Griffey Jr. 23 percent
       Reggie Jackson 22 percent
       Mickey Mantle 22 percent
       Hank Aaron 20 percent
       Willie Mays 20 percent
       Frank Robinson 20 percent

       



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