Here’s a little fun trivia you can use on your friends. What do Chris Davis and Mr. October, Reggie Jackson, have in common?
They both hit home runs in five straight games for the Baltimore Orioles.
Of course, Jackson hadn’t become Mr. October at the time.
Davis blasted his 32nd home run of the season in the top of the ninth against the Rays in Tampa last night. It was certinaly the strangest home run of his career, one that got caught up in the ceiling of Tropicana field. For Davis, the AL Co-Player of the Week, it was his sixth home run in five days. According to ELIAS, that’s the longest single-season streak by an Oriole since Reggie Jackson’s six-game streak in 1976.
We’ll see if Davis can pass Reggie tonight. The O’s might need home to do so.