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Tommy Holmes Obituary


BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Tommy Holmes, who hit in 37 consecutive games in 1945 to set a modern National League record that stood until it was broken by Pete Rose, has died. He was 91.

Holmes died Monday of natural causes at an assisted living facility, his daughter said.

Holmes' hitting streak came while he played for the Boston Braves. It's the ninth longest in major league history.

In 11 years in the majors with the Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers, Holmes had a .302 batting average, 88 home runs and 581 RBIs. From 1973 to 2003, he worked for the New York Mets as director of amateur baseball relations.

Copyright © 2008 The Associated Press


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