Indians Minor Leaguer Francisco Mejia’s Hitting Streak Ends At 50 Games

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The 50-game hitting streak for Cleveland Indians minor leaguer Francisco Mejia is over.

Mejia went 0 for 3 with a walk Sunday for Class A Lynchburg in a 6-0 win against Winston-Salem in the Carolina League.

Mejia’s streak was tied for the fifth-longest in pro ball history, and the best since 1954. The record is 69 games by Joe Wilhoit of the Western League in 1919.

On Saturday night, Mejia’s string seemed to end. But more than an hour after the game ended, the official scorer reversed his ruling, giving Mejia a double on a play originally scored an error on the third baseman.

Mejia is a 20-year-old switch-hitter. His hitting streak is the longest ever by a catcher in pro ball.

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