The streak began after Williams had missed 14 games in September of 1957 due to injury. On his last at bat at Baltimore on September 1st, he struck out. But then he led off the 8th as a pinch hitter on 9/17, beginning a streak in which he batted 1.000/1.000/3.000/4.000 and which included home runs hit in four consecutive at bats (which took five games). Overall, he went 6 for 6 ( 4HR, 2 singles), received 9 walks (one intentional) and one hit-by-pitch before his streak ended in the top of the 8th on 9/24. He struck out in the first inning on 9/25 but homered in his second at bat. The first two games were at home against the Kansas City Athletics, the next three were at Yankee Stadium, and the last one in Washington.