Category: Player Streaks

2014 – Rookie George Springer explodes for four hits and five runs scored in a 9-2 thrashing at Kansas City. His night includes his fourth homer in three games. The win is part of a seven-game streak that injects some life after a 17-32 start to the season. 

2014 – Rookie George Springer explodes for four hits and five runs scored in a 9-2 thrashing at Kansas City. His night includes his fourth homer in three games. The win is part of a seven-game streak that injects some life after a 17-32 start to the season. 

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2016 – Jake Arrieta throws the first no-hitter of the year in the major leagues as the Cubs defeat the Reds, 16 – 0. It is the highest-scoring no-hitter since Pud Galvin won one by a score of 18 – 0 back on August 4, 1884. Kris Bryant homers twice, including a grand slam, to lead the offence. For Arrieta, who is now 4-0, 0.87 in four starts this year, it is his second career no-hitter.

2016 – Jake Arrieta throws the first no-hitter of the year in the major leagues as the Cubs defeat the Reds, 16 – 0. It is the highest-scoring no-hitter since Pud Galvin won one by a score of 18 – 0 back on August 4, 1884. Kris Bryant homers twice, including a grand slam, to lead the offence. For Arrieta, who is now 4-0, 0.87 in four starts this year, it is his second career no-hitter.

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Tom Gordon sets a major league record for the most consecutive saves when collects his 42nd in the Red Sox’s 9-6 win over the Orioles. ‘Flash’ pitches a perfect ninth inning, striking out the three batters he faces.

Tom Gordon sets a major league record for the most consecutive saves when collects his 42nd in the Red Sox’s 9-6 win over the Orioles. ‘Flash’ pitches a perfect ninth inning, striking out the three batters he faces.

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After nearly 16 years of not missing a game, Cal Ripken, quietly and without fanfare, takes himself out of the lineup after playing in a major-league record 2,632 consecutive games. The Orioles shortstop’s consecutive streak ends in Baltimore’s 5-4 loss to the Yankees at Camden Yards in a nationally televised ESPN Sunday night game. “Let’s end it in the same place it started. In my home state. In front of friends and family. In front of the best fans in the world.”- Cal Ripken, Jr., commenting on ending his consecutive streak.

After nearly 16 years of not missing a game, Cal Ripken, quietly and without fanfare, takes himself out of the lineup after playing in a major-league record 2,632 consecutive games. The Orioles shortstop’s consecutive streak ends in Baltimore’s 5-4 loss to the Yankees at Camden Yards in a nationally televised ESPN Sunday night game. “Let’s end it in the same place it started. In my home state. In front of friends and family. In front of the best fans in the world.”- Cal Ripken, Jr., commenting on ending his consecutive streak.

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Twins rookie Andre David hits a 2-run home run off Jack Morris in his first major league at bat to spark Minnesota to a 5 – 3 win over Detroit 

Twins rookie Andre David hits a 2-run home run off Jack Morris in his first major league at bat to spark Minnesota to a 5 – 3 win over Detroit before 44,619. It is the only home run David will hit in the big leagues and it stops Morris’s 11-game win streak over the Twins. Detroit wins the nitecap, 7 – 5, as Kirk Gibson starts the scoring with a two-run homer in the 1st and ends it with a two-run homer in the 9th. The Tigers also score in the 2nd on back-to-back homers by Chet Lemon and Ruppert Jones.

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Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles begins his major league record consecutive games played streak by starting at third base (his position for the first 27 games during the streak), appearing eighth in the batting order against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles begins his major league record consecutive games played streak by starting at third base (his position for the first 27 games during the streak), appearing eighth in the batting order against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers infield of Steve Garvey (1B), Davey Lopes (2B), Ron Cey (3B) and Bill Russell (SS) plays together for the first time in a 16 – 3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Veterans Stadium. The infield quartet will set a major league record for longevity by playing 8 1/2 years together.

The Los Angeles Dodgers infield of Steve Garvey (1B), Davey Lopes (2B), Ron Cey (3B) and Bill...

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1972 – Jim Wynn bangs two home runs and drives in four to pace a 10-6 triumph over the Cubs. Norm Miller and Lee May also homer. Chicago’s Billy Williams is retired in his first time up, snapping his consecutive hitting streak, but stays hot with a double and a home run. 

1972 – Jim Wynn bangs two home runs and drives in four to pace a 10-6 triumph over the Cubs. Norm Miller and Lee May also homer. Chicago’s Billy Williams is retired in his first time up, snapping his consecutive hitting streak, but stays hot with a double and a home run. 

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Jim Wynn walks during the five-run fourth, breaking a league mark with his 11th straight game with a base on balls

1969 – Astros erase a five-run deficit en route to a 10-7 triumph over Los Angeles. Norm Miller drives in three. Doug Rader has two RBI singles. Jim Wynn walks during the five-run fourth, breaking a league mark with his 11th straight game with a base on balls. Ex-teammate Eddie Mathews set the record in 1954.

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