Streaks, stats and Red Sox records
There’s no question that Pedroia earned all those Gold Glove awards and he has the franchise records to prove his worthiness. He fielded 439 consecutive chances without committing an error during a stretch from 2009-10 and played 114 consecutive errorless games from 2016-17, both Red Sox records at second base, per the Twitter account Red Sox Notes.
Pedroia recorded 5+ hits in a game five times in his career, the most by any player in franchise history.
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His 25-game hit streak in 2011 is the longest ever by a Red Sox second baseman. In 2016, he had six separate hitting streaks of 10+ games, setting a franchise single-season record.
Pedroia was the Opening Day starter at second base in 11 consecutive seasons from 2007-2017. In the 11 seasons prior to that (1996-2006), Boston started 10 different second baseman on Opening Day.
In Game 7 of the 2007 ALCS, Pedroia drove in five runs, setting a rookie record for the most RBI in an ALCS game.
Pedroia became the only rookie to ever lead off a World Series with a home run when he took Colorado Rockies starter Jeff Francis deep in the bottom of the first inning of Game 1 in the 2007 Fall Classic.
Pedroia started at second base for the Red Sox in all 51 postseason games from 2007-2017. Mark Lemke (Braves, 55) and Robinson Canó (Yankees, 51) are the only other second basemen to start 50+ consecutive playoff games for the same team.