Fans get another chance to Beat the Streak in a Day
Participants can win $5.6 million if they can select 57 players who all get a hit today
By Zachary Finkelstein / 9/25/2013 11:13 A.M. ET
Before putting a bow on another thrilling Major League Baseball regular season, MLB.com wants to turn a fan into a millionaire first.
In 13 seasons of Beat the Streak play, no one has matched Joe DiMaggio's magic hitting streak of 56, set in 1941. And today is your last chance. Thanks to Beat the Streak in a Day -- one of MLB.com's fantasy games -- $5.6 million could become a part of your reality in just a several-hour span.
In MLB.com's traditional Beat the Streak game, participants try to establish a virtual hitting streak by picking one or two big leaguers per day, with their runs continuing as long as the participants' selections collect at least one hit in their contests.
Beat the Streak in a Day works the same way, except for one small fact: Fans can make 57 picks at once. Get them all right, and you can call yourself a millionaire.
Those who wish to play can do so two ways:
1. Eligible fans looking to flaunt their baseball acumen can show their stuff by picking the "Select Your Own" option, which allows for all 57 picks to be made manually.
2. Entry can come with just one push of a button, too, as "Quick Pick" will choose 57 out of the top 150 big leaguers based on their Beat the Streak success rates. The final decision rests with you, however -- if you don't like some of your selections, you can change any or all of them as you'd like.
Fans who wish to join the quick-hitting fun can do so until 7 p.m. ET on Friday. Just visit MLB.com/btsinaday to sign up.
Regardless of the game's outcome, someone will leave a winner. If no one bats 1.000 (57-for-57), $1,000 will be awarded to the fan who comes closest to entering BTS in a Day lore.
One grand was granted on the first three occasions BTS in a Day ran; last time it was played, the leader took home the solid sum following an impressive 51-for-57 (89.4 percent) performance. And don't think that was an outlier of some sort, as 36 others finished either 48- or 49-for-57. Baseball's truly a game of inches, and with a few bloops here and a seeing-eye bleeder there, you could become a BTS legend with just one push of a button. Not a bad deal, if you ask us.
To win the game's $5.6 million grand prize, one must top Joe D.'s run by one. Whether someone can do so on Friday remains to be seen. But for now, get ready, get set and go to MLB.com/btsinaday for your life-changing chance at a whole lot of cash.