Joe DiMaggio’s famous hitting streak in Major League Baseball was at 56 games. The National Lacrosse League has not been around *quite* as long as MLB, but Adam Jones of the Colorado Mammoth has hit that exact mark.
In Colorado’s 14-13 victory over the New England Black Wolves in week ten of this NLL season, Jones scored a goal in his 56th straight NLL contest, dating back to the 2012 season.
Jones has scored six goals in each of his past three games at the Mammoth’s home Pepsi Center, including all of them in the fourth quarter last week against Vancouver, where he also scored the game winner. Jones has helped lead the Mammoth to a west leading 8-2 record this season.
“I don’t know if it’s the record that I’m excited about,” Jones said to the media after the game on Saturday. “In lacrosse, you always want to be consistent. With that record and being consistent, that’s something I like to pride myself on. I like to show up game in and game out, work hard and help my team win. It’s a special moment, but at the same time I’m not focusing on it too much.”
The previous record of 55 games belonged to team mate John Grant Jr, and one of the best players to ever play in the NLL. Jones was the third overall pick in the 2011 NLL draft by the Mammoth out of Canisius.