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NY SPORTS HISTORY

Monday, Sept. 15, 1975

Vail extends hitting streak to 23 games

Mike Vail tied the National League rookie record by hitting in his 23rd consecutive game in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Montreal Expos at Shea Stadium. Vail had a pair of run-scoring singles; the second came in the eighth and broke a 2-2 tie. The late-season call-up's streak matched the 1948 freshman performances of Richie Ashburn (1948, Phillies) and Alvin Dark (1948, Braves).