MLB Record For Consecutive Wins By A Team

Benny Kauff

The MLB record for consecutive wins by a team in a season is a record set by the National League’s New York Giants in 1916. They won 26 games in a row. The Oakland A’s have the American League record, established in 2002 with 20 consecutive victories. What made Oakland’s record all-the-more amazing is that […]

MLB Record For Consecutive Losses By A Team

1899 Cleveland Spiders

Since 1893, the MLB record for consecutive losses by a team is held by the National League’s Cleveland franchise with 24 in 1899. The American League record for most consecutive team losses (since 1893) is held by the 1988 Baltimore Orioles with 21. In 1961, the Phillies lost 23 contests in a row. And, in […]

200 Walk Seasons

Amos Rusie

Nolan Ryan and Amos Rusie, both famous for high 90s+ fastballs (and faster!), are the only two pitchers to have 2 seasons since 1893 with 200+ walks. Rusie gave up 218 walks in 1893–which is the record. He also walked 200 batters in 1894. Ryan gave up 204 walks in 1977, and 202 walks in […]

30 Game Winners: Lefties

Frank Killen

Only three left-handers have ever won 30+ games in a season since 1893. The fine thrower Frank Killen of the National League’s Pittsburgh franchise won 36 games in 1893 and 30 games in 1896. And, the ace of the Philadelphia Athletics, Lefty Grove, chalked up 31 wins in 1931. Among left-handers, only Grove achieved the […]

Hit-By-Pitch Records

Joe McGinnity

Joe McGinnity, one of the better pitchers around the turn of the 20th century, while with the National League’s Brooklyn franchise, set the Major League record for hitting batters with a pitch–with a total of 40 in 1900. These totals are since 1893. McGinnity also had a sidearm delivery which was difficult to control. Pink […]

Rookie Strikeout Records (VIDEO)

Dwight Gooden

Since 1893, the best strikeout total for a rookie pitcher is listed as Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets who in 1984 struck out 276 batters. Second on this list is the great Herb Score who struck out 245 batters for Cleveland in 1955. Hideo Nomo with the Dodgers in 1995 struck out 236, […]

Most RBIs In A Season By A Rookie

Ted Williams

The record for most RBIs in a season by a rookie is held by the iconic Ted Williams (Red Sox) in 1939 with 145. Second on this list of rookie RBI seasons is another Red Sox player, Walt Dropo, who chalked up 144 RBIs in 1950. Only 4 other rookies have ever tallied over 100 […]

MLB Record For Most Consecutive Years Played Together

Whitaker-Trammel-Cover

Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker of the Detroit Tigers hold the Major League record for most consecutive years played together. The durable keystone combo manned the middle infield for the Tigers from 1977 to 1995, a total of 19 years. The most years played together for 9 teammates is also held by the Tigers. Gates […]

Lowest ERA For A Rookie Pitcher

Lowest ERA For A Rookie

The record for lowest ERA for a rookie pitcher in a season since 1893 (minimum 1.0 IP per scheduled game) is held by the Philadelphia Athletics’ Harry Krause in 1909 with 1.39. Next is the Cubs’ Ed Reulbach (1905) with 1.42, followed by another Cub, Jack Pfiester (1906) with 1.51. Amazingly, the Cubs also had […]

Most Total Bases In A Season By A Rookie

Most Total Bases In A Season By A Rookie

Hal Trosky and Tony Oliva both hold the Major League record for most total bases in a season by a rookie with 374. Trosky in 1934 with Cleveland and Oliva in 1964 with the Minnesota Twins. Joe DiMaggio tallied 367 bases in his rookie season with the Yankees in 1936. Nomar Garciaparra chalked up 365 […]