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Perfect in Extra-Inning Games

Posted by Raphy on August 17, 2011

This season the Dodgers have played in only 6 extra-inning games, but  have won them all. Since 1901, only 3 teams have gone an entire season in which they played at least one extra inning game and not lost any of them. Here are the all time leaders in extra-inning winning percentage.

 

Rk Tm Year G W L W-L% RS RA pythW-L%
1 CLE 1995 13 13 0 1.000 74 59 .602
2 PHA 1928 8 8 0 1.000 43 33 .619
3 LAD 2011 6 6 0 1.000 32 21 .684
4 CIN 1948 5 5 0 1.000 33 26 .607
5 CLE 1949 19 18 1 .947 81 54 .677
6 PIT 1969 13 12 1 .923 59 37 .701
7 MON 1987 13 12 1 .923 69 54 .610
8 NYM 1984 12 11 1 .917 43 30 .659
9 PIT 1959 21 19 2 .905 103 82 .603
10 STL 1929 11 9 1 .900 77 64 .584
11 BOS 1938 10 9 1 .900 66 53 .599
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/12/2011.

Here are the extra inning games for the "perfect" teams:

1928 Athletics

Rk Gm# ▴ Date Tm Opp R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time Attendance Streak
1 21 Monday, May 14 boxscore PHA CLE W 6 3 10 14-7 2 4.0 Grove Bayne +
2 26 Monday, May 21 boxscore PHA WSH W 4 3 13 18-8 2 3.5 Quinn Zachary 2:40 0 ++
3 28 Tuesday, May 22 boxscore PHA WSH W 7 6 11 20-8 2 3.5 Powers Marberry 2:02 ++++
4 59 Saturday, Jun 23 boxscore PHA @ WSH W 5 4 10 37-22 2 7.5 Walberg Marberry ++
5 88 Thursday, Jul 19 boxscore PHA SLB W 4 3 11 53-35 2 12.0 Rommel Blaeholder 1:47 ++++
6 119 Wednesday, Aug 22 boxscore PHA CLE W 6 5 17 76-43 2 5.0 Rommel Miljus 3:15 6,000 ++
7 125 Tuesday, Aug 28 boxscore PHA CHW W 4 3 11 81-44 2 3.0 Rommel Adkins 28,000 +++
8 135 Saturday, Sep 8 boxscore PHA @ BOS W 7 6 10 88-47 1 up 0.5 Orwoll Morris 0 ++++
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/16/2011.

1948 Reds

Rk Gm# ▴ Date Tm Opp R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time Attendance Streak
1 11 Thursday, Apr 29 boxscore CIN STL W 5 4 14 6-5 2 1.5 Gumbert Wilks 3:01 2,232 ++
2 26 Sunday, May 16 boxscore CIN @ CHC W 13 11 10 9-17 8 7.0 Gumbert Meyer 2:59 32,226 ++
3 60 Tuesday, Jun 22 boxscore CIN @ PHI W 6 4 10 26-34 7 9.0 Raffensberger Heusser 2:50 9,091 ++
4 65 Tuesday, Jun 29 boxscore CIN PIT W 6 5 14 29-36 7 8.0 Raffensberger Singleton 3:55 23,233 +++
5 116 Monday, Aug 23 boxscore CIN PHI W 3 2 10 49-67 7 17.5 Gumbert Rowe 2:21 10,880 +
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/16/2011.

1995 Indians

Rk Gm# ▴ Date Tm Opp R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time Attendance Streak
1 4 Sunday, Apr 30 boxscore CLE @ TEX W 7 6 12 2-2 2 1.5 Mesa Whiteside 4:41 26,026 +
2 10 Sunday, May 7 boxscore CLE MIN W 10 9 17 6-4 2 1.5 Poole Guthrie 6:36 39,431 +
3 13 Wednesday, May 10 boxscore CLE KCR W 3 2 10 9-4 1 Tied Plunk Meacham 3:14 27,749 ++++
4 37 Wednesday, Jun 7 boxscore CLE DET W 3 2 10 27-10 1 up 7.0 Plunk Maxcy 2:42 36,363 +++++
5 48 Monday, Jun 19 boxscore CLE BOS W 4 3 10 35-13 1 up 7.0 Plunk Ryan 3:37 41,645 +
6 71 Sunday, Jul 16 boxscore CLE OAK W 5 4 12 50-21 1 up14.5 Embree Eckersley 4:26 41,767 ++++
7 79 Monday, Jul 24 boxscore CLE @ CAL W 9 7 10 57-22 1 up16.5 Assenmacher Smith Mesa 3:57 30,367 +++++++
8 96 Friday, Aug 11 boxscore CLE @ NYY W 5 4 11 66-30 1 up18.0 Tavarez Wetteland Mesa 3:59 33,739 +++
9 109 Friday, Aug 25 boxscore CLE DET W 6 5 11 74-35 1 up18.5 Tavarez Lira 3:22 41,676 ++
10 114 Wednesday, Aug 30 boxscore CLE TOR W 4 3 14 79-35 1 up21.5 Assenmacher Castillo 4:52 41,807 +++++++
11 115 Thursday, Aug 31 boxscore CLE TOR W 6 4 10 80-35 1 up21.5 Mesa Rogers 3:03 41,746 ++++++++
12 118 Sunday, Sep 3 boxscore CLE @ DET W 9 8 10 82-36 1 up21.5 Mesa Boever 3:22 25,393 +
13 143 Saturday, Sep 30 boxscore CLE KCR W 3 2 10 99-44 1 up29.0 Embree Montgomery 2:58 41,578 ++++
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/16/2011.

2011 Dodgers (through 8/16)

Rk Gm# ▴ Date Tm Opp R RA Inn W-L Rank GB Win Loss Save Time Attendance Streak
1 7 Friday, Apr 8 boxscore LAD @ SDP W 4 2 11 4-3 2 0.5 Hawksworth Frieri Broxton 4:19 32,585 +
2 20 Thursday, Apr 21 boxscore LAD ATL W 5 3 12 10-10 3 4.0 Guerrier Martinez 3:52 30,711 ++
3 26 Wednesday, Apr 27 boxscore LAD @ FLA W 5 4 10 13-13 2 4.5 Guerrier Sanches Padilla 3:19 16,523 +
4 46 Friday, May 20 boxscore LAD @ CHW W 6 4 10 21-25 4 5.0 Jansen Santos MacDougal 3:17 24,121 +
5 59 Saturday, Jun 4 boxscore LAD @ CIN W 11 8 11 27-32 4 6.0 Guerra Fisher 3:58 40,324 +
6 117 Friday, Aug 12 boxscore LAD HOU W 1 0 10 53-64 4 12.0 Lindblom Carpenter 2:55 33,642 +
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/16/2011.

11 Comments | Posted in Gamelogs

1919 Box Scores, Splits & More

Posted by Sean Forman on March 28, 2011

August 2, 1919 Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs Box Score and Play by Play - Baseball-Reference.com.

Thanks to the phenomenal work of RetroSheet, we now have 1919 box scores, gamelogs and splits on the site.  The play index has also been updated with 1919 data where appropriate.

In addition, a couple dozen previously undiscovered play-by-play accounts have been added for more recent  seasons and numerous bugs have been fixed both in our scripts and in the retrosheet data.

Please let us know if you come across any bugs or things that need to be fixed.

18 Comments | Posted in Announcements, Box Scores, Game Finders, Gamelogs, Innings Summary, Insane ideas, Minor Leagues, Pitcher vs. Batter, Play Index, Season Finders, Stats, Streak Finders

Which Red Sox Game Was Featured in ‘The Town’?

Posted by Neil Paine on March 1, 2011

Note: What follows is the complete text of an email sent to us by B-R reader David Matchett, so all credit for this research goes to him. Enjoy!


I was on a flight this weekend and watched The Town with Ben Affleck. When Ben and Jeremy Renner were scouting Fenway Park for their big heist they were in the upper deck in right field and there was a game going on while they talked. The scene cut to the game and a play was shown. I remembered your Ferris Bueller post from a few weeks ago and it got me thinking about the game that was being played in this movie.

17 Comments | Posted in Gamelogs, Mailbag, Power Users

August 1, 1976: The last day Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson played in the field

Posted by Andy on February 21, 2011

A read named Joe sent in this gem a while back. In an interesting coincidence, two of the greatest players of their generation, Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson, both played their final game in the field on August 1, 1976.

What's more amazing is that it happened in the same game.

Here are Robinson's games from his final playing season of 1976, from August 1st onward:

Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BOP aLI WPA RE24 Pos
Aug 1 CLE @ MIL W,4-3 GS-7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .241 .364 .407 .771 5 .71 -0.030 -0.35 LF
Aug 12 CLE TEX W,5-4 9-GF 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .255 .373 .418 .791 5 5.91 0.173 0.00 PH
Aug 13 CLE TEX L,1-2 CG 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .352 .390 .742 3 1.71 0.033 0.09 DH
Aug 14 CLE TEX L,3-4 5-GF(10) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .338 .371 .709 3 3.07 -0.331 -1.58 PH
Aug 23 CLE KCR W,4-3 9-GF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .333 .365 .698 5 5.91 -0.175 -0.77 PH
Aug 31 CLE @ CHW W,4-2 10-GF(10) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .333 .365 .698 4 0.000 0.00 PR
Sep 4 (2) CLE BOS W,4-0 GS-7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .321 .348 .669 5 .92 -0.101 -1.38 DH
Sep 18 (2) CLE BAL L,2-3 8-8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .224 .329 .358 .687 9 4.03 0.152 1.00 PH
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/20/2011.

He didn't play much after August 1, and always as a DH, pinch-hitter or a pinch-runner, and he never stayed in the game on defense. Keep in mind he was also the manager of the Indians that year.

Here is the final run of games from Aaron's career:

Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO ROE BA OBP SLG OPS BOP aLI WPA RE24 Pos
Aug 1 MIL CLE L,3-4 8-GF(10) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .242 .322 .396 .718 4 5.91 0.103 0.70 PH LF
Aug 2 MIL BAL W,7-1 CG 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .245 .324 .402 .726 4 1.70 0.131 1.36 DH
Aug 7 MIL @ BOS L,0-3 CG 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .246 .327 .401 .728 4 1.10 0.006 0.04 DH
Aug 10 MIL @ OAK L,1-2 CG 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242 .322 .394 .716 4 1.71 -0.192 -1.24 DH
Aug 23 MIL @ TEX W,6-2 GS-7 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .243 .325 .393 .718 4 .47 0.008 0.43 DH
Aug 24 MIL @ TEX W,1-0 CG(10) 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .240 .324 .388 .712 4 1.06 -0.064 -0.25 DH
Aug 27 MIL CHW L,2-5 GS-8 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .240 .323 .386 .709 4 .74 -0.039 -0.04 DH
Sep 9 MIL @ NYY L,2-4 CG 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 .240 .322 .388 .710 4 1.23 0.071 0.98 DH
Sep 15 MIL BOS L,1-2 CG 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .237 .321 .383 .704 4 1.52 -0.094 -0.38 DH
Sep 16 MIL BOS L,3-4 CG 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .234 .320 .379 .698 4 .87 -0.052 -0.55 DH
Sep 17 MIL NYY L,3-5 CG(11) 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .230 .314 .372 .686 4 1.25 -0.159 -0.92 DH
Sep 20 MIL NYY W,4-2 GS-8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .228 .317 .369 .685 4 .75 -0.014 0.29 DH
Sep 22 MIL @ BOS L,3-6 8-8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .316 .367 .683 9 2.70 0.151 1.16 PH
Sep 29 MIL @ BAL W,6-3 CG 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .315 .369 .684 4 .73 0.017 0.01 DH
Oct 3 MIL DET L,2-5 GS-6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .229 .315 .369 .684 4 1.31 0.003 0.52 DH
MIL 308 271 22 62 8 0 10 35 35 38 .229 .315 .369 .684
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/20/2011.

Like Robinson, he appeared only as a DH or pinch-hitter after August 1.

In a weird way, this reminds me of how Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the same day (Independence Day, no less.) Aaron and Robinson finished their careers just shortly after the United Stated bicentennial. And there's your Presidents Day tie-in...

20 Comments | Posted in Gamelogs

Possible Giants-Rangers World Series

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 13, 2010

The odds are not favorable for a Giants-Rangers World Series match-up this year. (And, it's probably not a pairing that the big cheeses at FOX are rooting for in this season's big dance.)  But, while it's extremely uphill, it's not impossible for these two teams to advance to the Fall Classic in 2010. And, these two franchises have faced each other before in a game that's part of baseball history.

37 Comments | Posted in Gamelogs

Trivia time: who are these pitchers?

Posted by Andy on September 3, 2010

Pitcher A: 13-1 record, 101.1 IP, 1.15 ERA

Pitcher B: 4-5 record, 83 IP, 4.55 ERA

Click through for the answers.

5 Comments | Posted in Gamelogs

Why Mark Reynolds is not the next Mike Schmidt

Posted by Andy on August 21, 2010

Through 500 career games, Mark Reynolds and Mike Schmidt have remarkably similar career numbers.

Reynolds had a line of .250/.336/.495 with 108 HR, 316 RBI, 220 BB, and 675 K.

Schmidt had a line of .252/.372/.507 with 108 HR, 301 RBI, 302 BB, and 503 K.

So is Reynolds going to be a Hall of Fame third baseman just like Michael Jack?

I highly doubt it. Click through for more.

26 Comments | Posted in Gamelogs

Not so perfect: Braden, Halladay, and Galarraga since their perfect games

Posted by Andy on July 21, 2010

Check out the cumulative pitching numbers for the two guys to throw perfect games this season, as well as Armando Galarraga, since each of their gems:

Player GS CG W L IP H R ER 2B 3B HR SO BB IBB HBP GDP SF ROE ERA BF BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip Pit Str StL StS SB CS PO aLI WPA RE24
Braden 9 1 0 5 52.2 69 30 24 16 0 6 36 10 0 2 3 0 2 4.10 233 0.319 0.355 0.477 0.832 0.362 817 66% 19% 8% 1 1 3 0.97 -0.265 -0.16
Halladay 9 2 3 5 68.0 71 24 22 11 1 10 61 7 0 3 7 2 0 2.91 277 0.271 0.296 0.435 0.731 0.316 954 70% 18% 12% 5 1 0 1.03 0.990 10.78
Galarraga 7 0 1 2 41.0 51 25 25 8 4 5 17 14 0 1 2 1 2 5.49 186 0.300 0.355 0.482 0.837 0.309 696 63% 17% 7% 2 2 0 0.94 -0.503 -2.02

Braden has been decent, allowing few walks but a lot of hits and an ERA close to league average. He has yet to get a single win since his perfect game.

Halladay has been very good, with a 61/7 K/BB ratio in 68 innings but has earned only a 3-5 record thanks in large part to the terrible slump the Phillies' offense was in.

Galarraga hasn't been all that good. His WHIP isn't terrible but 17 strikeouts in 41 innings isn't going to get it done. He's got just 1 win since his near-perfecto.

20 Comments | Posted in Gamelogs

Tim Lincecum earns his 50th win

Posted by Andy on July 16, 2010

Last night Tim Lincecum earned his 50th win in his 109th career game. Let's take a look at where that puts him in history.

4 Comments | Posted in Game Finders, Gamelogs

Baseball-Reference FAQ: Pre-1975 Save Statistics

Posted by Neil Paine on July 15, 2010

Over the years, many users have written to us expressing confusion over the assignment of saves for seasons prior to 1975, the year the current save rule was put into effect. This post will hopefully set the record straight on what changes the rule has seen over the years, which version of the rule we apply to older seasons, and why the save totals on a player's main page might not always match those you find in the player's game logs and splits.

12 Comments | Posted in Administration, Announcements, Frequently Asked Questions, Gamelogs, History, Mailbag, Stats

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