Comments on: Walkless Streaks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/105 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: pchiaram http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/105/comment-page-1#comment-92 Tue, 24 Jul 2007 22:14:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/105#comment-92 Kevin Mench of the Brewers was intentionally walked in their 2nd game of the season (Apr. 4th), then didn't walk again until June 29th. That's a span of over 150 ab's. Plus Barrett couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag. Just ask Carlos Zambrano and A.J. Pierzinsky.

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By: birtelcom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/105/comment-page-1#comment-87 Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:26:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/105#comment-87 When doing these long negative streaks, beware of catching guys who have a lot of pinch hitting appearances. It's not really fair to count a guy who is getting only one PA in a lot of games and then making fun of him for going many "games" in a row without a walk. Dunston, for example, had a lot of of 1 PA games in his 133 "game" walkless streak. Not that Dunston was Eddie Yost, but 133 games sounds even worse than it really was (though you do mention the 308 PAs, which is pretty darn amazing as a walkless streak!).

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By: trent_mccotter http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/105/comment-page-1#comment-86 Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:20:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/105#comment-86 It's not the same, but Dave Orr (one of the best hitters of the 19th century) went 63 straight games without a walk in 1889. It covered a stretch of 268 at-bats. And that was the first year with the 'modern' counts of 4 balls for a walk and 3 strikes for a strike-out, so it is comparable to today's streaks in that important regard.....

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/105/comment-page-1#comment-84 Mon, 23 Jul 2007 14:47:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/105#comment-84 I seems to recall that Tony Pena Jr set the Royals' team record in this area earlier this season. A quick search reveals that he went 224 at bats over 62 games (and the streak is still active!)

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