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Cubs' top extra-base-hit streaks at ballparks

This was among the bullet points in Al Yellon's preview of Thursday's series finale between the Cubs and Reds in Cincinnati:

DOUBLING THEIR PLEASURE: The Cubs hit two doubles in Wednesday night’s game and now have had extra-base hits in 43 consecutive games at Great American Ball Park. The 43 games is the longest such streak at GABP in Cubs franchise history. The previous longest run was 42 games from September 5, 2008 to September 11, 2013.

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The Cubs smacked a double and 3 homers Thursday afternoon, extending their streak at GABP to 44 games.

That turns out to be their second-longest streak at any current National League ballpark.

But it is a long, long way from their longest such streak: an active run of 81 games, at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

Last Monday was the 9th anniversary of the start of the streak, on May 23, 2013, when David DeJesus doubled leading off the fourth inning. The Cubs made only 6 other hits that night, all singles, as they lost to the Pirates, 4-2.

In their 2 games at PNC this season, the Cubs made 3 extra-base hits (2 homers by Seiya Suzuki, a double by Clint Frazier) in a 2-1 win on April 12, then 2 (homer and double by Willson Contreras) in a 6-2 loss the next day.

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ALL-TIME BEST

The 81 games are not just the most in a row in which the Cubs have made extra-base hits at any current park.

They are the most they have any at any park, ever.

The previous high was 76 games, at Braves Park in Boston, from Aug. 22, 1927, through Game 1 of a doubleheader on Sept. 9, 1934.

In Game 2, all of the Cubs' 7 hits off Huck Betts were singles.

The Cubs nearly matched that streak at Veterans Park in Philadelphia. Beginning Oct. 2, 1980, they had at least 1 XBH in every game they played there through Aug. 1, 1989 -- 74 games.

The streak was snapped when Ken Howell pitched a complete-game shutout in which the Cubs managed only 3 singles.

The Cubs tied the 76-game record at any park a year ago yesterday, May 27, 2021, when they won at PNC Park, 5-3. Patrick Wisdom homered and doubled, Kris Bryant homered and Contreras doubled.

The Cubs did not return to Pittsburgh until Sept. 28. They lost that night, 8-6, but broke the XBH record when Rafael Ortega doubled in the third inning.

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TOP STREAKS AT CURRENT PARKS

Besides PNC Park and Great American Ballpark, the Cubs have had a longest streak of at least 40 games with an extra-base hit at only 1 other current park: Oracle Park in San Francisco, where they did it in 42 games from 2000 to 2011.

Their longest streaks at 4 more parks topped 30 games, including a pair of 32 games at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Their best run at 6 parks was 20-28 games. It was only 10 games at Truist Park in Atlanta, which opened in 2017.

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Following are the Cubs' longest streaks at each current National League park, plus Minute Maid Park in Houston, still in use by the Astros, who now are in the American League.

The streaks are ranked from most games to fewest, with the park's name and city, then the years of the streak, the number of total extra-base hits made in the streak and the number of doubles/triples/homers in the streak.

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81: PNC Park, Pittsburgh (2013-22; 251: 178/11/72 -- active)

43: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati (2017-22; 152: 78/7/67 -- active)

42: Oracle Park, San Francisco (2000-11, 131: 82/10/39)

38: American Family Field, Milwaukee (2004-08, 137: 82/6/59)

32: Chase Field, Phoenix (1999-2007, 84: 50/7/27)

32: Chase Field, Phoenix (2010-18; 111: 62/7/42)

32: Coors Field, Denver (1995-2000; 136: 61/14/61)

31: Minute Maid Park, Houston (2006-10; 102: 60/6/36)

28: Busch Stadium III, St. Louis (2013-16; 92: 60/5/27)

26: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles (1999-2008; 67: 40/2/25)

26: Petco Park, San Diego (2014-22; 79: 40/6/33 -- active)

24: Citi Field, New York (2014-21; 70: 32/0/38 -- active)

22: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia (2004-11; 65: 41/3/21)

20: Nationals Park, Washington (2008-13; 76: 50/7/19)

20: Nationals Park, Washington (2015-21; 63: 37/2/24 -- active)

10: Truist Park, Atlanta (2017-21; 31: 19/0/12)

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TOP STREAKS AT BYGONE PARKS

In addition to the 76 games at Braves Field and the 74 at Veterans Stadium, the Cubs had a longest streak of at least 50 games with extra-base hits at 5 more bgyone parks, including 61 games at both previous Busch Stadiums in St. Louis.

They had streaks of 42-48 games at 5 parks, 30-39 at 5, and 20-28 at 7.

Here are the Cubs' longest streaks at 23 bygone parks where they played a significant number of games, ranked from most games to fewest, with total extra-hits and doubles/triples/homers.

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76: Braves Field, Boston (1927-34; 231: 161/33/37)

74: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia (1980-89; 199: 116/18/65)

61: Busch Stadium I/Sportsman's Park, St. Louis (1933-38; 193: 125/20/48)

61: Busch Stadium II, St. Louis (1989-97; 186: 122/14/50)

55: Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field, Cincinnati (1994-2002; 181: 107/15/59)

52: Crosley Field, Cincinnati (1935-39; 165: 111/31/23)

50: Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh (1984-90; 121: 88/6/37)

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48: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966-72, 115: 54/15/46)

47: Ebbets Field, Brooklyn (1937-41; 155: 102/17/36)

46: Forbes Field, Pittsburgh (1943-47; 110: 75/19/16)

44: Connie Mack Stadium/Shibe Park, Philadelphia (1957-61; 132: 63/20/49)

42: Astrodome, Houston (1993-99, 135: 76/3/36)

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39: Stadium That Had Many Names, Miami (1999-2011; 140: 91/13/36)

35: Baker Bowl, Philadelphia (1933-36, 124: 87/3/34)

32: Shea Stadium, New York (1980-84; 75: 53/6/16)

30: Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego (1992-97; 82: 44/6/32)

30: Olympic Stadium, Montreal (1985-88; 91: 65/9/27)

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28: Polo Grounds V, New York (1928-31; 76: 32/10/34)

27: Turner Field, Atlanta (1997-2004; 89: 52/3/34)

25: County Stadium, Milwaukee (1963-65; 73: 37/5/31)

25: Robison Field, St. Louis (1910-12; 61: 33/24/4)

23: Candlestick Park, San Francisco (1973-77, 57: 36/8/13)

23: Candlestick Park, San Francisco (1985-89, 47: 31/1/15)

20: Jerry Park, Montreal (1969-71; 51: 27/6/18)

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The streak at County Stadium is the number of games against the Braves. The streak was intact when the Braves moved to Atlanta. The Cubs then had an extra-base hit in their first 13 games at County Stadium against the Brewers, in 1998-2000, for a streak of 38 games against both teams at the park.

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TOP STREAKS AT HOME

The Cubs' longest run of games with an extra-base hit at home is 102, which is 26 percent more than their best of 81 anywhere else.

The streak at home began June 27, 1930, and lasted through Sept. 6, 1931.

The Cubs rapped 351 hits in those games, an average of more than 3 per game: 240 doubles, 36 triples and 75 home runs. Their slash line in the streak was .308/.383/.458, for an OPS of .842.

Not surprisingly, they won 64 games and lost only 36, with 2 ties.

During their second-longest such streak at home, 95 games, they were just 45-50 and slashed .259/.337/.409. It began Sept. 5, 1999, continued through Sept. 27, 2000, and ended the next day, when the Cubs made 7 singles in a 4-2 loss to the Phillies.

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Here are all of the Cubs' 15 streaks at Wrigley Field of at least 50 straight games with an extra-base hit, ranked from most games to fewest:

102: 1930-31

95: 1999-2000

70: 2017-18

67: 1925-26

64: 2018-19

59: 1986-87

57: 1985-86

55: 2009

54: 1990-91

52: 1934-35, 1959-60 and 1987

51: 1927, 1995 and 2001-02

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They also have had streaks of 47, 44 and 43 games. The latter matches their high from 1901-15, when they played their home games at the West Side Grounds.

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