Boston Red Sox third baseman Pinky Higgins and Tigers first baseman Walt Dropo share the record with 12 consecutive base hits. Starting on June 19, 1938, Higgins went 4-for-4 in three straight games to surpass the mark of 11 set by Tris Speaker. This streak suggests that Higgins had a fantastic year at the plate, but he finished the season at only .303. Dropo went 5 for 5 on July 14, 1952, at Yankee Stadium to begin his streak. Though he was a slugger, only two of his 12 hits were for extra bases. Catcher Mickey Grasso denied Dropo a chance to break the record when he caught a pop foul in Dropo’s final at-bat of the third game.