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Dan Uggla Sets All-Time Atlanta Record With 32 Game Hitting Streak

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.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.