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The star lefty handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Babe Ruth, established the record of 29 and 2 thirds consecutive scoreless World Series innings pitched.

It was not till 1961 that Whitey Ford broke Babe Ruth's World Series record, at 33 innings.

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The MLB record was set by Oakland A's pitcher Brad Ziegler with 27 scoreless innings on Sunday July 27, 2008. The record of 25 scoreless innings was previously held George McQuillan of the 1907 Philadelphia Phillies.


In MLB, there is no rule about the number of consecutive innings a pitcher can pitch.


Orel Hershiser : Los Angeles, 59.0 scoreless innings from 8/30/88 - 9/28/88 ...Dan Drysdale : Los Angeles, 58.0 scoreless innings from 5/14/68 - 6/8/68 ...Walter Johnson: Washington, 55.2 scoreless innings from 4/10/13 - 5/14/13...Jack Coombs: Philadelphia, 53.0 scoreless innings from 9/5/10 - 9/25/10...Bob Gibson: St. Louis, 47.0 scoreless innings from 7/13/33 - 8/1/33 ...



The record is 59 by Orel Hershiser of the Los Angeles Dodgers between August 30, 1988 and September 28, 1988. Don Drysdale did it back in either the 50's or the 60's, but he had a record 58.2 scoreless innings, which basically means 6 straight shutouts plus 2.2 extra innings. Orel Herseiser broke that record back in 1988 with 59.0 consecutive scoreless innings


Cy Young had 25.1 consecutive no-hit innings in 1904 for the red sox.


The amount of Innings Pitched (I.P.) by a pitcher. The amount of Innings Pitched (I.P.) by a pitcher.


babe ruth in a 14 inning world series complete game in 1916 gave up 1 run in the 1st inning followed by 13 scoreless innings which he won by a score of 2 to 1 .


Four consecutive innings if she is the starting pitcher. There's no minimum number required for relief pitchers.



21 by Joe Oeschger of the Boston Braves against the Brooklyn Robins (now Dodgers) on May 1, 1920. The game went 26 innings and ended in a 1-1 tie due to darkness. Oeschger pitched a complete game, allowing the Robins one run in the fifth inning. The Robins pitcher, Leon Cadore, also pitched a complete game and allowed Boston's run in the sixth inning giving him 20 consecutive scoreless innings. The only other pitcher to throw 20 consecutive scoreless innings in one game was Joe Harris of the Boston Americans (now Red Sox) against the Philadelphia Athletics on September 1, 1906. Harris gave up a single run in the 3rd inning and then went until to the 24th inning before giving up 3 more to lose the game 4-1.


5.98 innings per start, or about 6 innings, according to baseball-reference.com


Don Drysdale, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers between 1956-1969, holds the MLB record for consecutive shutouts with 6 between May 14, 1968 and June 4, 1968. He broke Walter Johnson's long standing record of consecutive shutout innings, passing Johnson's 56 innings by throwing 58 2/3 of his own. Orel Hershiser threw 59 consecutive shutout innings in 1988 and is the current MLB record holder.


Eccentric major league pitcher Steven John "Turk" Wendell would brush his teeth between innings.


The record for most consecutive hitless innings pitched is 25.1, which equals 76 outs, by Cy Young on May 3-May 11, 1904.




How about walter johnson, in 1916 with 369.2 innings? Extra, he even hit one in september of that season.


This probably means that if he gave up, say, 5 hits over 6 innings, maybe 1 in each of the first 5 innings. In other words, he didn't give up all 5 hits to 5 consecutive batters.


Any team that had an opposing pitcher throw a perfect game or no hitter


No, but the manager usually pulls a starting pitcher when they have thrown about 100 pitches.


'IN' stands for 'innings' and is usually seen in a line of statistics for a pitcher.


The MLB record for most consecutive innings pitched without giving up a walk is held by Bill Fischer of the Kansas City Athletics who threw 84 1/3 consecutive innings without issueing a base on balls between August 3, 1962 and September 30, 1962.


If he has pitched at least 5 innings, he can qualify for the win.



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