Talk:List of Major League Baseball individual streaks

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Max Bishop[edit]

Max Bishop is now credited with 100 walks, not 97, in 1928. Check the 2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. He had a game with 3 walks where the '3' was put into the SB column by accident. -- Treant985 21:53, 29 December 2006 UTC

  • checked the books. you are right! Whoppersnapper 02:57, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Cy Young's win total - 1900 season[edit]

Baseball-Almanac, Baseball-Reference, and MLB.com websites list Young as having 19 wins in 1900. National Baseball Hall of Fame website lists him as having 20 wins. This brings into question the consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins record. Any insights? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Whoppersnapper (talkcontribs) 19:22, 5 March 2007 (UTC).

Gagne's 10 straight Ks[edit]

Is this considered a legitimate record? IceDrake523 03:05, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

  • It may not be considered official according to MLB, but I would say it is legitimate for purposes of this list. If another relief pitcher comes along and breaks Tom Seaver and Eric Gagné's record, than I think it would be appropriate to create another category, consecutive batters faced with a strikeout in one game. Since Seaver and Gagne are tied, I don't think there's any reason for this right now. Whoppersnapper 02:46, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Fielding[edit]

That section needs some work. At the very least, records like consecutive errorless games and such are always broken down by position, because of the uniqueness of each position, especially the infielders. Baseball Bugs 17:08, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Agreed, but Stuffy McInnis' record stands alone. All nine players are responsible for fielding their position; they all have fielding chances, some more frequent than others, and McKinnis has the most fielding chances without an error. Lee Smith actually holds the record for most seasons without an error, but he's a relief pitcher and only had 500+ chances in over 10 seasons! If you can find the resources out there to list consecutive fielding chances without an error for each position, than more power to you! But I think McKinnis' record should stand alone. Whoppersnapper 05:34, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
    • I think the Sporting News Record Book has that kind of info, but I don't have a current copy. You can't lump all 9 fielders together as if they were one. No one does that. The demands of each position are unique and have to be considered separately. The first baseman's primary job is to catch thrown balls, which is a much easier task than fielding sharply batted grounders. Baseball Bugs 12:27, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
      • I eventually got the book. Fielding records are kept separate by position. You can't compare positions, it's an apples-and-oranges-and-bananas situation. The exception is that they lump outfielders together. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 00:01, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Kevin Youkilis has eclipsed Stuffy McInnis in consecutive fielding chances without at error at first base. However, Youkilis committed errors during this streak playing 3B and LF. I think until this category can be changed to show record holders for each position, as Baseball Bugs has suggested, Youkilis needs to be left off. As of now, McInnis is still the record holder for all players no matter the position. Youkilis is not. Whoppersnapper (talk) 01:49, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

No, that doesn't work. Every position is different. Claiming McInnis as an "overall" chances leader is not likely an "official" record, even if it's an interesting fact as cited in that one article (the only citation in this article that I can see). Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 03:07, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
I agree here, Bugs. The criteria for McInnis standing alone atop this record is questionable. You have the Sporting News Record Book, no? There lies our solution according to your former post. We need those records posted when you have the time.Whoppersnapper (talk) 19:43, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
TSN is apparently no longer in the record book business, so I got the Elias book for 2008 and will update the records for all positions when I get a chance. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 02:44, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

There is a citation for the fielding record by Kevin Youkilis, but it leads to nowhere. BrainRotMenacer (talk) 05:30, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

This one should work: [1] 2,002 from 7/4/06 through 6/6/08 Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 07:33, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Well done, Bugs!! Whoppersnapper (talk) 17:50, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

National Association[edit]

I was under the impression that the National Association and Major League Baseball were considered separate entities. If that's so, should the records which include time played in the NA be included on a page of "Major League Baseball" streaks? 70.236.26.249 21:02, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

They are, but it depends on how MLB regards it. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 23:58, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Overall[edit]

The entire thing appears to be unsourced. I'll put this on my "to-do" list. Baseball Bugs 17:10, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

That was nearly a year ago. Well, it's probably time to buy the official Elias publication and see what's what. For one thing, we could see if they regard the McInnis "overall" record as being a valid record, which I very much doubt. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 03:29, 3 May 2008 (UTC)