Gordon’s hitting streak ends at 17 games

Cedar Rapids Kernels shortstop Nick Gordon went 0-for-4 against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Sunday, ending his hitting streak at 17 consecutive games.

The Minnesota Twins prospect is batting .263 with 38 RBI and 22 SB in 80 games with the Kernels this season.

The longest hitting streak on record for the Midwest League is 35, achieved by Waterloo’s Frank Anthony “Tony” Toups from April 22 to May 24, 1977. He batted .285 with 16 HR, 82 RBI and 12 SB in 133 MWL games that year. The Cleveland Indians farmhand played one more season, at Double-A in 1978, and never reached the major leagues.

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