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How does Jamie McOwen's recent hitting streak stack up in minor league history?

McOwen, who plays for Seattle's Class-A High Desert team, ended his streak at 45 games on Friday.

It was the eighth-longest streak in the minors, and the longest since 1954.

The minor league record of 69 is held by Joe Wilhoit, who played for the Wichita Jobbers of the Western League in 1919.

Wilhoit, who was 27 at the time, came to Class A Wichita after playing three seasons in the majors. He appeared in two games for the New York Giants in the 1917 World Series against the White Sox.

After collecting a hit on June 14, 1919, Wilhoit would not again go hitless until August 20.

Because of the streak, Wilhoit's contract was sold to the Boston Red Sox, where he finished up 1919, his final season in the majors.

Joe DiMaggio, who hit safely in 61 straight games for San Francisco in the Pacific Coast League eight years before his famous 56-game streak with the Yankees in 1941.

What team has gone the longest since throwing its last no-hitter?

Late Friday night San Francisco left-hander Jonathan Sanchez threw the Giants' first no-hitter since John Montefusco's gem in 1976.

Of teams who have no-hitters, only three have streaks which reach into the 1980s.

Cleveland's Len Barker threw a perfect game in 1981, as did Cincinnati's Tom Browning in 1988. Milwaukee's Juan Nieves no-hit Baltimore in 1987.

Bret Saberhagen threw the fourth and most-recent no-hitter in Royals history, Aug. 26, 1991 against the White Sox.

Four teams — Tampa Bay, Colorado, San Diego and famously, the New York Mets — have zero no-hitters in their history.

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