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May 31, 1968 > Don Drysdale's streak of 44 consecutive scoreless innings appears to come to an end when he plunks San Francisco's Dick Dietz with the bases loaded. Umpire Harry Wendelstedt rules that Dietz had made no effort to avoid the pitch, however, and orders him to return to the batter's box. Drysdale will work his way out of the jam and run his streak to 58 and two-thirds innings.