Yankees’ Anthony Volpe Pursues Team Legend in Record Books with Ongoing Hitting Streak.

When the New York Yankees face the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, shortstop Anthony Volpe will aim to edge closer to a notable milestone in the team’s history.

According to Sarah Langs of MLB.com, the longest hitting streaks by Yankees players aged 23 or younger are:

1. June 27-July 21, 1937 Joe DiMaggio: 22 games
2. July 23-Aug 12, 1937 Joe DiMaggio: 21 games
3. May 7-present, 2024 Anthony Volpe: 19 games (active)

Being mentioned alongside Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, who holds the record for the longest hitting streak in baseball history (56 games), is a significant achievement for Volpe. The 23-year-old, the Yankees’ first-round pick in 2019, has been making a notable impact. Batting in front of Juan Soto and Aaron Judge, Volpe has posted a .282 average, with six home runs, 23 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases as of Tuesday.

After debuting last season and hitting .209 while showing promise with a Gold Glove and 24 stolen bases, Volpe continues to grow as a key player for New York. The Yankees, with the most wins in the American League at 37, are well-positioned for their best World Series chance since 2009.

To achieve this goal, they will rely on Volpe’s continued strong performance at the top of the order. The Yankees will kick off their series against the Angels in Anaheim on Tuesday at 9:38 p.m. ET, coming off a series win against the San Diego Padres.