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It Took Opposing Teams Six Weeks to Figure Out How to Keep Kevin Kramer Off the Bases

Kevin Kramer saw his on-base streak end yesterday at 32 games. Photo Credit: David Hague
It Took Opposing Teams Six Weeks to Figure Out How to Keep Kevin Kramer Off the Bases
Sean McCool

ALTOONA, Pa. - It took until May 18th, but an opposing team finally found a way to keep Kevin Kramer off of the base paths.

Kevin Kramer's 32 game on-base streak finally ended on Thursday afternoon during a 8-5 loss for the Altoona Curve in Binghamton. The number is significant, as Kramer fell just one game shy of matching the Curve franchise record (33 games) held by Ronny Paulino (in 2004) and Steve Pearce (in 2007). On the flip side, it was the longest streak in baseball this season, and it was also the longest on-base streak for a player just beginning his career with the Altoona franchise.

Let's take a look at some of his numbers during the streak:

His .361 average before yesterday's game not only led the Eastern League, but he led the whole Pirates' organization from top...

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Sean McCool

Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.

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