Signature Moments: Summer of Span — June 28 – August 10
During the marathon of a 162-game baseball season, there are thrilling moments that highlight the successes of every club, from the front runner to the cellar dweller. The 2014 Washington Nationals are no exception, as they have sparked excitement throughout The District while returning to postseason play for the second time in three years.
Denard Span’s 36-game on-base streak, coinciding with some of the Nationals’ best baseball of the year, stands out as one of those nine “Signature Moments” from the regular season.
Span hit .396 (57-for-144) with a .463 on-base percentage, 25 runs scored and 10 stolen bases during the streak, which included 17 multi-hit games. The streak elevated his batting average from .264 to .306 over the 36 games, the top mark on the team, and he continued his stellar play even when the exceptional streak came to an end.
SUMMER OF SPAN | 6.28–8.10
Denard Span’s 36-game on-base streak helped take the Nationals’ offense to new heights.