Winner is . . . Ripken

September 12, 1998

In Baltimore, the outcome shouldn't come as a surprise. Asked to vote for the most storied record in baseball, the majority of respondents chose Cal Ripken's consecutive games streak.

A total of 135 readers voted on Sundial or SunSpot, The Sun's Internet site. Ripken's consecutive games streak of 2,624 games was the landslide winner, with 46 votes. Finishing second with 21 votes was Ted Williams' being the last player to hit better than .400 in a season (Williams hit .406 in 1941). The rest of the results, in order of voting:

Career pitching victories (17 votes), home runs in a season (12 votes), longest hitting streak (11 votes), career stolen bases (10), career hits (7), career home runs (5) and career strikeouts (4).

To correct two errors that ran in Thursday's editions, Rickey Henderson is the career stolen base leader with 1,290 going into last night's game vs. Minnesota, and Nolan Ryan is the career strikeouts leader with 5,714. The Sun regrets the errors.

Pub Date: 9/12/98

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