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The Boston Globe


Christopher L. Gasper

Sports streaks captivate us, one after another

Being repetitive is usually a trait that garners annoyance not admiration, but in sports there are few greater causes for recognition than the ability to repeat yourself — and a feat — over and over.

Streaks connect the past with the present and pursuit with accomplishment. They’re milestones and mile markers for sports history. We recall them, lionize them, and love them.

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