Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes posted a streak of nine consecutive games with an extra-base hit during the early stages of the 2016 campagin. The hard-hitting, right-handed batter totaled 10 extra-base hits (three doubles, one triple and six home runs) during a nine game span from April 15 through April 29. He fell one game shy of becoming the 18th player in major league history, since 1913, to have a streak of 10 or more consecutive games with at least one extra-base hit. The feat has been accomplished 19 times with Paul Waner and Chipper Jones holding the record with 14. Hall of Famers Rogers Hornsby and Hank Greenberg are the only players to have multiple streaks of 10-plus games with an extra-base hit.
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