"Paul Molitor is the owner of the fifth-longest hitting streak in modern baseball history, which as of this Wednesday stood at 39 games," writes Talking Sports columnist John Shivers. "Typically, a player in the midst of such a streak is forever telling the assembled fans and media how much of a distraction all this attention is. He'd rather just be playing baseball. Sure. Usually this is so much sliced baloney, since the player has never before received this kind of adulation, and probably never will again, and relishes it to the hilt. But this is no ordinary streak, and Paul Molitor is no ordinary player. When he says he just wants to keep playing baseball, he means it. Molly has suffered through so many injuries...that he's delighted just to be healthy and swinging a hot bat." The streak ends at 39 games. Molitor plays five more years for the Brewers before going to Toronto and finishing his career with the Minnesota Twins. Despite missing almost 500 games due to injuries, he retires in 1998 with 3,319 hits, 504 stolen bases and a .306 career batting average. He is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 as a Brewer.