George Springer extends postseason hitting streak to 12 games

It doesn’t appear as though the red hot bat of Houston Astros center fielder George Springer will be cooling down any time soon.

Springer singled in the third inning of Game 3 of the ALCS vs. the Boston Red Sox. Going back to 2017, he now has a postseason hitting streak of 12 games.

Interestingly enough, Springer’s is not the longest active postseason hitting streak. That belongs to Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar. He hit safely in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, extending his hitting streak to 15 games. But Escobar and the Royals have not returned to the postseason since, so his streak is on an extended hold.

Depending on how long Houston’s postseason is, Springer has a chance at the all-time record. He’s currently five short of it. The postseason record 17-game hitting streak is jointly by former New York Yankees right fielder Hank Bauer (1956-1958), former Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter (1998-1999), and former Boston Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez (2003-2004).