It was only 78 years ago Wednesday that Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio began his legendary trek toward history. His 56-game hit streak lasted for more than two months of the 1941 season—from May 15 through July 16—and stands as one of baseball's most unbreakable records. It was an unfathomable feat then, and even more so now.
The scruntiny any player would face if they made a serious run at the record now would be intolerable. It's not going to happen, but we asked our staff to be a bit imaginitive. Below are their picks for one player today who they could envision getting a hit in 56 straight games.