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Astros prospect Cesar's hit streak ends at 42

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Astros prospect Randy Cesar saw his record-setting hit streak come to an end on Friday, as he went 0-for-4 in Double-A Corpus Christi's 2-1 loss to Arkansas.

Astros prospect Randy Cesar saw his record-setting hit streak come to an end on Friday, as he went 0-for-4 in Double-A Corpus Christi's 2-1 loss to Arkansas.

Cesar extends streak to 42

Longest hitting streaks in Minor League history

After a three-day layoff for the Texas League All-Star Game, Cesar extended his hitting streak to 42 games with a first-inning double on Thursday, but he was unable to carry the momentum any further.

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The 23-year-old third baseman topped Bobby Trevino's 37-game hitting streak in 1969 for the El Paso Sun Kings. When Cesar doubled to run his streak to 38, he said, he knew he was entering the history books.

"Of course," Cesar said after his record-breaking hit. "I feel very proud."

"It's the longest [streak] I've seen in person," his hitting coach, Troy Snitker, said. "It's been really impressive over such a long period of time. A lot of things have happened. He's battled multiple injuries, gone down to the wire multiple times."

During the first 20 games of the streak, Cesar only went hitless into his fourth plate appearance one time, but in the second 20 games, he got his first hit of the game in his fourth plate appearance six times, and in another game, the 36th of the streak, he didn't collect his hit until his fifth plate appearance.

Cesar set the Texas League mark, but fell short of the all-time Minor League record, which is 69 games, set by Joe Wilhoit in 1919. Joe DiMaggio -- who of course has the Major League record hitting streak, 56 games for the Yankees in 1941 -- also has the second-longest Minor League streak ever, a 61-gamer in 1933.

Watch: Cesar extends streak to 41

Here's a look at how Cesar has kept his streak alive in all 42 games:

42 -- June 28: Double in first plate appearance (1st inning) vs. Arkansas
41 -- June 24: Double in second plate appearance (4th inning) vs. Frisco
40 -- June 23: Single in first plate appearance (1st inning) vs. Frisco
39 -- June 22: Triple in fourth plate appearance (8th inning) vs. Frisco
38 -- June 21: Double in first plate appearance (1st inning) vs. Frisco
37 -- June 20: Single in third plate appearance (7th inning) at San Antonio
36 -- June 19: Single in fifth plate appearance (9th inning) at San Antonio
35 -- June 13: Double in third plate appearance (6th inning) at Midland
34 -- June 12: Single in fourth plate appearance (9th inning) vs. San Antonio
33 -- June 11: Double in second plate appearance (4th inning) vs. San Antonio
32 -- June 10: Single in second plate appearance (4th inning) vs. San Antonio
31 -- June 9: Double in third plate appearance (6th inning) vs. San Antonio
30 -- June 8: Single in fourth plate appearance (7th inning) vs. Frisco
29 -- June 7: Single in first plate appearance (2nd inning) vs. Frisco
28 -- June 6: Double in second plate appearance (4th inning) vs. Frisco
27 -- June 5: Single in fourth plate appearance (7th inning) vs. Frisco
26 -- June 3: Home run in third plate appearance (7th inning) at Tulsa
25 -- June 2: Single in fourth plate appearance (9th inning) at Tulsa
24 -- June 1: Single in second plate appearance (3rd inning) at Tulsa
23 -- May 31: Home run in first plate appearance (2nd inning) at Springfield
22 -- May 30: Home run in first plate appearance (1st inning) at Springfield
21 -- May 29: Single in fourth plate appearance (6th inning) at Springfield
20 -- May 27: Home run in third plate appearance (6th inning) vs. Tulsa
19 -- May 26: Single in first plate appearance (1st inning) vs. Tulsa
18 -- May 25: Single in second plate appearance (4th inning) vs. Tulsa
17 -- May 24: Single in first plate appearance (2nd inning) vs. Springfield
16 -- May 23: Double in third plate appearance (6th inning) vs. Springfield
15 -- May 22: Single in first plate appearance (2nd inning) vs. Springfield
14 -- May 21: Single in third plate appearance (6th inning) at Frisco
13 -- May 20: Single in third plate appearance (6th inning) at Frisco
12 -- May 19: Home run in second plate appearance (3rd inning) at Frisco
11 -- May 18: Single in fourth plate appearance (8th inning) at Frisco
10 -- May 17: Home run in third plate appearance (6th inning) vs. San Antonio
9 -- May 16: Double in first plate appearance (1st inning) vs. San Antonio
8 -- May 15: Single in first plate appearance (2nd inning) vs. San Antonio
7 -- May 12: Single in first plate appearance (1st inning) vs. Midland
6 -- May 11: Single in third plate appearance (6th inning) vs. Midland
5 -- May 10: Home run in second plate appearance (3rd inning) vs. Midland
4 -- May 8: Single in third plate appearance (6th inning) at San Antonio
3 -- May 7: Single in third plate appearance (6th inning) at San Antonio
2 -- May 6: Single in third plate appearance (7th inning) at San Antonio
1 -- May 5: Triple in first plate appearance (2nd inning) at San Antonio

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.