Rollins will be on the spot right away

From hitting streaks to saves records to team futility marks, the 2006 season has the chance to have several memorable moments.

Originally Published: January 17, 2006
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

A new year brings historic milestones to reach, records to break and streaks -- good and bad -- to be extended, or ended. The name of Wee Willie Keeler, who hasn't played in almost 100 years, will come up more than once in 2006, which should be a fascinating year.

It all starts with Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who finished last season with a 36-game hitting streak, the ninth longest in baseball history, the longest since Paul Molitor's 39-game streak in 1987. Hitting streaks carry over ...

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