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Droppo ties Higgins' record for consecutive hits

Updated: July 9, 2002, 11:48 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

July 15, 1952

The Detroit Tigers' Walt Dropo, who was obtained in a trade with Boston last month, continues his torrid hitting. After going 5-for-5 against the New York Yankees yesterday, the 6-foot-5, right-hand hitting first baseman gets four singles in four at-bats in the first game of today's doubleheader against the Senators in Washington.

Dropo runs his consecutive hit streak to 12 with a triple, single and double in the nightcap, tying Pinky Higgins' record set in 1938. ...

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