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Most consecutive games with an RBI, start of career

Posted by Andy on April 30, 2009

This is a simple batting streak finder for most games at the start of a career with at least 1 RBI, going back to 1954:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Gene Baker         1954-04-13  1954-04-24     7     26   10   12   3   0   4   10    0    7    0   0  .462  .576 1.038 1.614 CHC                                         

 Faye Throneberry   1955-04-12  1955-04-17     6     25   12   10   4   0   3   12    3    2    0   0  .400  .429  .920 1.349 BOS                                         

 Mike Lansing       1993-04-07  1993-04-11     5     26    6   12   2   0   2    8    1    1    0   0  .462  .481  .769 1.250 MON                                         
 Bobby Knoop        1964-04-13  1964-04-21     5     17    2    3   0   0   2    5    4    2    0   0  .176  .263  .529  .792 LAA                                         

 Jesse Barfield     1981-09-03  1981-09-06     4     15    1    4   1   0   1    6    2    1    1   1  .267  .313  .533  .846 TOR                                         
 Ron Cash           1973-09-04  1973-09-10     4     16    4    8   0   1   0    4    1    0    0   0  .500  .471  .625 1.096 DET                                         

 Jed Lowrie         2008-04-15  2008-04-20     3     12    3    5   3   0   0    5    5    0    0   0  .417  .385  .667 1.052 BOS                                         
 Alex Romero        2008-04-03  2008-04-08     3      2    0    2   0   0   0    3    0    0    0   0 1.000  .667 1.000 1.667 ARI                                         
 Shelley Duncan     2007-07-20  2007-07-22     3     12    3    4   0   0   3    7    4    2    0   0  .333  .429 1.083 1.512 NYY                                         
 Jeff Salazar       2006-09-07  2006-09-10     3      9    5    5   1   0   0    5    1    4    1   0  .556  .643  .667 1.310 COL                                         
 Jason Bay          2003-05-23  2003-08-27     3     11    3    4   2   0   1    3    2    2    0   0  .364  .462  .818 1.280 SDP-PIT                                     
 Reed Johnson       2003-04-20  2003-05-17     3      9    3    5   2   0   1    3    2    0    0   1  .556  .636 1.111 1.747 TOR                                         
 Hideki Matsui      2003-03-31  2003-04-02     3     14    0    4   2   0   0    3    3    0    0   0  .286  .267  .429  .696 NYY                                         
 Jason Tyner        2000-06-05  2000-06-08     3     11    0    3   0   0   0    3    2    1    0   1  .273  .308  .273  .581 NYM                                         
 Yamil Benitez      1995-09-16  1995-09-19     3      9    2    5   0   1   1    3    0    0    0   0  .556  .556 1.111 1.667 MON                                         
 Shane Andrews      1995-04-27  1995-04-29     3     10    3    5   2   0   2    5    4    1    0   0  .500  .545 1.300 1.845 MON                                         
 Pete Coachman      1990-08-18  1990-08-20     3     14    1    6   1   0   0    4    3    0    0   0  .429  .429  .500  .929 CAL                                         
 Mike Ramsey        1987-04-06  1987-04-08     3     12    2    5   0   1   0    3    4    0    0   0  .417  .417  .583 1.000 LAD                                         
 Rey Quinones       1986-05-17  1986-05-20     3     10    4    3   2   0   0    4    2    3    0   1  .300  .462  .500  .962 BOS                                         
 George Bjorkman    1983-07-10  1983-07-13     3     10    1    4   0   0   1    7    1    1    0   0  .400  .455  .700 1.155 HOU                                         
 Joe Lefebvre       1980-05-22  1980-05-24     3      8    2    4   0   0   2    5    2    1    0   0  .500  .556 1.250 1.806 NYY                                         
 Danny Ainge        1979-05-21  1979-05-23     3     10    4    6   0   0   0    3    1    1    0   0  .600  .636  .600 1.236 TOR                                         
 Ramon Aviles       1979-05-04  1979-05-07     3      9    3    5   2   0   0    4    1    1    0   0  .556  .600  .778 1.378 PHI                                         
 Paul Molitor       1978-04-07  1978-04-09     3     16    4    7   0   0   1    7    0    0    0   0  .438  .438  .625 1.063 MIL                                         
 Ruppert Jones      1976-08-01  1976-08-07     3     12    2    4   1   1   0    5    1    1    0   1  .333  .385  .583  .968 KCR                                         
 Jim Rice           1974-08-19  1974-08-23     3      9    0    2   0   0   0    4    1    0    0   0  .222  .250  .222  .472 BOS                                         
 Gomer Hodge        1971-04-06  1971-04-11     3      4    1    4   2   0   0    4    0    0    0   0 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500 CLE                                         
 Al Gallagher       1970-04-07  1970-04-09     3     12    2    6   1   1   0    3    1    0    0   0  .500  .462  .750 1.212 SFG                                         
 Thurman Munson     1969-08-08  1969-08-12     3      9    3    3   0   0   1    4    3    4    0   0  .333  .538  .667 1.205 NYY                                         
 Coco Laboy         1969-04-08  1969-04-10     3     11    2    6   3   0   1    5    2    2    0   0  .545  .615 1.091 1.706 MON                                         
 Roberto Pena       1965-04-12  1965-04-14     3     13    4    5   1   0   2    5    2    1    0   0  .385  .429  .923 1.352 CHC                                         
 Bill Freehan       1961-09-26  1961-10-01     3     10    1    4   0   0   0    4    0    1    0   0  .400  .455  .400  .855 DET                                         
 R.C. Stevens       1958-04-15  1958-04-20     3      4    2    4   0   0   2    4    0    0    0   0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500 PIT                                         
 Jim Finigan        1954-04-25  1954-05-01     3     10    0    5   1   0   0    3    1    3    0   1  .500  .615  .600 1.215 PHA                                         
 Sammy White        1954-04-13  1954-04-18     3     10    2    7   2   0   2    6    0    0    0   0  .700  .700 1.500 2.200 BOS                                         

Well, hold your horses...Gene Baker is not the leader, because his career actually started in 1953. The box scores (and hence the streak finder) doesn't back before 1954. Same goes for Sammy White, last guy on the list, as his career started earlier. But Jim Finigan did start in 1954, so he counts.

This list is certainly a varied bunch. For every Paul Molitor and Jim Rice there is a Rey Quinones and Coco Laboy.

So I guess this is more trivial point of itnerest than anything else...

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One Response to “Most consecutive games with an RBI, start of career”

  1. If you notice, most batting avarages are pretty healthy ranging from .300 to .600. Bobby Knoop however, was bringing up the rear with a less than impressive .176 BA. He is at the top of this statistic despite going hitless in two of the five games.

    Jack