Dan Uggla now has the longest hitting streak in Atlanta Braves history -- not Braves history, mind you, but Atlanta Braves history. Tommy Holmes holds the franchise mark at 37.
Can you believe it? The player who was mired in a three month slump now has the longest streak in more than 40 years and did so with a solo-home run in the second inning of Friday night's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Uggla took a high 1-0 fastball and sent it into the first row of seats just to the left of the center field wall. The monster crowd of 45,000+ gave the second baseman a standing ovation as he rounded the bases.
Bobby Cox was in the booth when the streak was extended and the former-manager had nothing but great things to say about Dan. It is quite the honor to receive praise from one of the best managers of all-time.
With the Atlanta record in hand, Uggla now goes for Joe DiMaggio's record of 56-straight games with a hit. The record is 70 years old. No pressure, Dan.
Stay tuned to SB Nation Atlanta for complete coverage of Dan Uggla's quest for history.