Comments on: Yankees issue no walks over 4+ games This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Autin Sat, 06 Aug 2011 15:12:51 +0000 @4, Gerry -- The 4th game was a tie, presumably called on account of darkness.

BTW, gotta love the pitchers in that doubleheader: Socks Seibold and Dolf Luque; Sloppy Thurston and Tom Zachary (a hero of the Senators' only WS championship).

By: Gerry Sat, 06 Aug 2011 12:33:49 +0000 Entry 11 on the 1st list, the Dodgers played 4 games in 2 days, going 3-0. What happened in the other game?

I'd expect HBP and WP to correlate with walks, as forms of wildness, but look at the 1st entry in the 1st list - 3 HBP, 3 WP, and no walks in 6 games.

Entry 11 in the 2nd list, the Cubs managed to go 4-0 despite not drawing a walk. Several teams in that 2nd list achieved the rarity of BA > OBP.

By: Neil L. Sat, 06 Aug 2011 05:02:04 +0000 I think the more impressive feat is the total number of consecutive walkless IP, rather than the number of games. For example, the 45 innings you mention for this year's Yankees and the 65.2 for the 2002 crew.

I'm assuming the Play Index doesn't let you search for streaks like this stretching across games, including partial games that meet the criteria, and being accomplished by different pitchers.

On the second list, JA, the distribution of walkless streaks across decades and seasons of the searchable era is interesting, but perhaps not significant. Four such streaks in the 2000's, half by the Tigers.

Should 1968, the year the offense died, be considered a surprise on the second list? I wonder if players and their managers realized at the time that they were in the ultimate smallball season and tried to work the pitchers for more walks?

And of course never more than one such streak in the second list in a season.

By: Neil L. Sat, 06 Aug 2011 04:36:40 +0000 Nicely put in an interesting context, JA.

Was about to ask why the Yankees' 2011 games only showed 33.0 IP, but then remembered the rain-shortened game with the White Sox not getting to bat in their half of the inning.

By: Timmy P Sat, 06 Aug 2011 04:09:08 +0000 Mighty Micheal Young!