Jose Miranda made history for the Twins, and it was absolutely glorious

It started out with a hit, how did it end up like this?
Jose Miranda made history for the Minnesota Twins on Friday night, and stands along with a new franchise record all to his own.
Jose Miranda made history for the Minnesota Twins on Friday night, and stands along with a new franchise record all to his own. / David Berding/GettyImages
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Two nights ago, in the bottom of the eighth inning, Jose Miranda laced the first pitch he saw from Alex Faedo into center field for a single.

At the time the hit seemed meaningless, as the Twins were trailing the Detroit Tigers by five runs, but it started a streak for Miranda that would end up being record-breaking.

Two games later, in the bottom of the seventh inning, Miranda snuck a fastball into right field for another single, making him 4-for-4 on the night and setting a new franchise record for consecutive hits.

Most connective hits in Minnesota Twins history

The record was first set by Twins legend and MLB Hall of Famer, Tony Oliva, in 1967 when Oliva recorded nine consecutive hits. 

After Oliva, the Twins had two players tie the record Oliva set, with Mickey Hatcher in 1985 and Todd Walker in 1998. Miranda was able to one-up the previous three and go 10-for-10 throughout his last three games. 

Jose Miranda’s hitting streak is absolutely insane stuff

Anytime somebody breaks a record, it’s good, but Miranda’s was more than just stat-padding hits.

Of Miranda’s 10 hits, five were singles, four were doubles, and one was a home run. In addition to the power he showed, he drove in five runs for the Twins and brought the fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Miranda went 5-for-5 with three doubles and three RBIs against the Tigers on July 4, a game lasting only seven innings due to rain.

What has the streak done to Jose Miranda’s stats?

Miranda has been one of the biggest surprises of 2024 and has been a solid hitter for the Twins, but this streak has pushed him to another level. After Friday’s historic performance, he’s now batting .324 on the season, which is good for second in MLB.

In addition to his batting average, he also climbed to third on the Twins in RBIs with 42, and his WAR jumped to over two.

Time will tell how long Miranda can keep the streak alive, but he’s been on an absolute tear and it doesn’t look like he will be slowing down anytime soon. His confidence should be high as the Twins near the All-Star break.

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