List of Major League Baseball individual streaks

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The following is a list of notable individual streaks achieved in Major League Baseball.

Hitting[edit]

Consecutive game records[edit]

Consecutive games with a hit

Consecutive games hitting a home run

Consecutive games reaching base (official) (includes only outcomes that increase on-base percentage: base hit, walk, or hit-by-pitch)

Consecutive games without a strikeout

Consecutive games with two or more hits

Consecutive games with three or more hits

Consecutive games with an extra base hit

Consecutive games with an RBI

Consecutive games scoring one or more runs

  • 24 - Billy Hamilton, Philadelphia Phillies - July 6 through August 2, 1894

Consecutive games with a walk

Consecutive games with a triple

  • 5 (2 tied)
    • Harry Davis, Pittsburgh Pirates - July 29 through August 3, 1897
    • Chief Wilson, Pittsburgh Pirates - June 17 through 20, 1912

Consecutive pinch-hit appearances with a home run

Consecutive plate appearance records[edit]

Consecutive plate appearances reaching base (unofficial) (includes all possible ways of reaching base: base hit, walk, hit-by-pitch, error, fielder's choice, dropped third strike, catcher's interference and fielder's obstruction)

Consecutive plate appearances reaching base (official) (includes all possible ways of reaching base which raise a batter's OBP: base hit, walk, hit-by-pitch)

  • 16 - Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox - September 17 through September 22, 1957 (6 hits, 9 walks, hit-by-pitch; four of the hits were home runs and one walk was intentional)

Consecutive plate appearances with a hit

Consecutive plate appearances with a walk

Consecutive season records[edit]

Consecutive seasons hitting .300 or better (50 or more games)

Consecutive seasons, 100 or more RBI

Consecutive seasons with 200 or more hits

Consecutive seasons with 150 or more hits

Consecutive seasons with 100 or more runs scored

Consecutive seasons with 40 or more home runs

  • 7 - Babe Ruth, New York Yankees - 1926 through 1932

Consecutive seasons with 30 or more home runs

Consecutive seasons with 40 or more doubles

Consecutive seasons with 20 or more triples

Consecutive seasons with 100 or more walks

Consecutive seasons with 600 or more at-bats

Consecutive seasons, .400 on-base percentage or better

Consecutive seasons, .600 slugging percentage or better (50 or more games)

  • 7 - Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants - 1998 through 2004
  • 7 - Babe Ruth, New York Yankees - 1926 through 1932

Baserunning[edit]

Consecutive stolen bases without being caught stealing

Consecutive games with a stolen base

Consecutive seasons, 100 or more stolen bases

Consecutive seasons, 50 or more stolen bases

  • 12 - Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals - 1965 through 1976

Consecutive seasons, 40 or more stolen bases

Pitching[edit]

Consecutive game records[edit]

Consecutive games won

Consecutive games won within a single season

  • 19 (2 tied)
    • Tim Keefe, New York Giants - June 23 through August 10, 1888
    • Rube Marquard, New York Giants - April 11 through July 3, 1912 (streak began on Opening Day)

Consecutive complete games (since 1900)

Consecutive games without being relieved

  • 202 - Jack Taylor, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals - June 20, 1901 through August 13, 1906 (187 starts, all complete games, and 15 relief appearances)

Consecutive shutouts

Consecutive no-hit games

Consecutive quality starts (six or more innings and three or fewer earned runs) (since 1920)

  • 26 - Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals - September 12, 1967 - July 30, 1968

Consecutive games with 10 or more strikeouts

Consecutive saves converted

  • 84 - Éric Gagné, Los Angeles Dodgers - August 28, 2002 through July 5, 2004 (record set over three seasons)

Consecutive team games with a save

  • 6 (3 tied)

Consecutive team games with a relief appearance

Consecutive innings records[edit]

Consecutive scoreless innings pitched

  • 59 - Orel Hershiser, Los Angeles Dodgers - August 30, 1988 through September 28, 1988. (does not include 8 scoreless innings pitched in Game 1 of the 1988 NLCS or 2/3 of a scoreless inning pitched on April 5, 1989 to open the next season)

Consecutive hitless innings pitched

Consecutive perfect innings pitched

Consecutive innings pitched without allowing a walk

Consecutive innings pitched without allowing a home run (modern era)

Consecutive innings pitched without allowing a home run (dead-ball era)

Consecutive batters faced with a strikeout

Consecutive scoreless innings pitched to start a Major League career

Consecutive season records[edit]

Consecutive seasons, 30 or more wins

Consecutive seasons, 20 or more wins

Consecutive seasons, 10 or more wins

Consecutive seasons, 300 or more strikeouts

Consecutive seasons, 200 or more strikeouts

Consecutive Opening Day starts

Consecutive seasons, 40 or more saves

Consecutive seasons, 30 or more saves

Fielding[edit]

The nature and demands of each position differ significantly, thus the records are separated by position. The streaks listed below are only relative to a player's fielding chances while playing the listed position. Errors made at other positions would not disrupt the streak listed.

Consecutive fielding chances at each position without an error

Source for figures through 2007: The Elias Book of Baseball Records, 2008.

Games played[edit]

Consecutive games played

Consecutive innings played (non-pitcher)

  • 8,243 - Cal Ripken, Jr., Baltimore Orioles - June 5, 1982 through September 14, 1987 (record set over 903 games)

Consecutive seasons played

Consecutive seasons played with one team

Consecutive seasons played with different or multiple teams (includes off-season and mid-season changes)

Consecutive seasons with a playoff appearance

Awards[edit]

Consecutive MVP Awards

Consecutive Cy Young Awards

Consecutive Gold Glove Awards

Consecutive Silver Slugger Awards (award first attributed in 1980)

Consecutive Hank Aaron Awards (award first attributed in 1999; fan voting first included in 2003)

Consecutive Edgar Martinez Awards (award first attributed in 1973, originally called the Outstanding Designated Hitter Award)

Consecutive Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Awards (award first attributed in 1976)

Consecutive MLB Player of the Month Awards (award first attributed in 1958)

Consecutive MLB Pitcher of the Month Awards (award first attributed in 1975)

Consecutive MLB Rookie of the Month Awards (award first attributed in 2001)

Consecutive All-Star Game appearances

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clarifying Some of the Records*". Society for American Baseball Research. Archived from the original on April 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Peticca, Mike (July 27, 2011). "No-hitters: Did you ever attend a record-book type major league game? Tell us your memories". The Plain Dealer. Archived from the original on August 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Simon, Mark (January 11, 2011). "Does HOF await Trevor Hoffman?". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 3, 2011. "Only two pitchers have had streaks of four straight seasons with at least 40 saves. Hoffman did it not once, but twice." 
  4. ^ Carig, Marc (August 14, 2011). "The Yankees This Week: Mariano Rivera drawing skepticism". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on August 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "M's Kotchman sets mark for errorless chances". cnnsi.com. Retrieved 2010-06-03. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Polanco's errorless streak ends". redsox.com. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 

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