Posted by Raphy on July 6, 2011
In Andy's "Every starter has 2 or more hits" thread last night, Statboy asked the following question:
"Has there been a game where one team had no zeros in the box score (every player with at least one hit, run, and RBI)?"
While finding all of the games that meet this criteria is quite a challenge, there is a subset of these games that make an interesting PI exercise. The difficulty in a search like the one that Statboy is proposing is that generally we do not know how many players appeared in each game. Therefore, even if we find the games with the most players with at least one run, hit and rbi, there still can be many players who appeared in that game that did not meet the criteria. That being said, it is possible to limit a PI game finder search to games in which there were only nine players, by searching for players who both started and finished a game.
Use the batting game finder and search for:
1) Find Number of Players Matching Criteria in a Team Game
Only keeping teams with 9 matching players (and sorting by date) gives us the following list:
This is complete list of teams since 1919 to play exactly nine players and have no zeros in the box score.
Does anybody know about games with more than nine players?