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Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball

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List of the longest pitching streaks in baseball by individual players. A hitting streak may be span consecutive games or consecutive seasons, and Major League Baseball has long been a vehicle for keeping such baseball stats on professional athletes. The pitch streak record has been broken numerous times over the years, and this list includes several ties on the longest hit streak list.

The MLB was founded in 1869 with the establishment of the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The modern Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves franchises were founded soon after. Baseball has been called the "Great American Pastime" for generations, persevering through several wars - long before professional ball clubs existed. Baseball legends from Babe Ruth to Ted Williams to Sammy Sosa are frequently listed among the greatest athletes of all time.

This list of MLB pitching streak records covers the entire history of professional baseball.
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  • 1
    Carl Hubbell

    Carl Hubbell

    New York Giants

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceCarthage, Missouri

    24 Consecutive games won - July 18, 1936-May 27, 1937
  • 2
    Tim Keefe

    Tim Keefe

    Troy Trojans, Philadelphia Phillies

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    19 Consecutive games won within a single season - June 23-August 10, 1888
  • 3
    Rube Marquard

    Rube Marquard

    New York Giants, Brooklyn Robins

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    19 Consecutive games won within a single season - April 11 through July 3, 1912
  • 4
    Jack Taylor

    Jack Taylor

    Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceNew Straitsville, Ohio

    202 Consecutive games without being relieved - June 20, 1901-August 13, 1906
  • 5
    Don Drysdale

    Don Drysdale

    Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    6 Consecutive shutouts - May 14-June 4, 1968
  • 6
    Johnny Vander Meer

    Johnny Vander Meer

    Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceProspect Park, New Jersey, United States of America

    2 Consecutive no-hit games - June 11-15, 1938
  • 7
    Bob Gibson

    Bob Gibson

    St. Louis Cardinals

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    26 Consecutive quality starts - September 12, 1967 - July 30, 1968
  • 8

    Pedro Marti­nez

    8 Consecutive games with 10 or more strikeouts - August 19-September 27, 1999
  • 9

    Eric Gagne

    84 Consecutive saves converted - August 28, 2002-July 5, 2004
  • 10
    Rod Beck

    Rod Beck

    San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceBurbank, California

    6 Consecutive team games with a save - August 30-September 5, 1998
  • 11
    Mike Marshall

    Mike Marshall

    Montreal Expos, Seattle Pilots

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAdrian, Michigan

    13 Consecutive team games with a relief appearance - June 18-July 3, 1974
  • 12

    Dale Mohorcic

    Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    13 Consecutive team games with a relief appearance - August 6-20, 1986
  • 13
    Orel Hershiser

    Orel Hershiser

    San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America,Germany

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    59 Consecutive scoreless innings pitched - August 30, 1988-September 28, 1988
  • 14
    Cy Young

    Cy Young

    Cleveland Spiders, Boston Red Sox

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGilmore, Ohio

    25.1 Consecutive hitless innings pitched - April 25-May 11, 1904
  • 15
    Mark Buehrle

    Mark Buehrle

    Chicago White Sox

    PositionStarting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSaint Charles, Missouri

    BatsLeft-handed

    15.0 Consecutive perfect innings pitched - July 18-July 28, 2009

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    #107 of 197 The Greatest Pitchers of All Time#297 of 316 The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

  • 16
    Greg Minton

    Greg Minton

    San Francisco Giants, California Angels

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas

    269.1 Consecutive innings pitched without allowing a home run - June 1, 1979-May 1, 1982
  • 17
    Ed Killian

    Ed Killian

    Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues

    PositionPitcher

    BirthplaceRacine, Wisconsin

    1001 Consecutive innings pitched without allowing a home run - September 19, 1903,-August 7, 1907
  • 18
    Brad Ziegler

    Brad Ziegler

    Oakland Athletics

    PositionRelief pitcher

    BirthplacePratt, Kansas

    BatsRight-handed

    39 Consecutive scoreless innings pitched to start a Major League career - May 31-August 14, 2008
  • 19
    Christy Mathewson

    Christy Mathewson

    New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFactoryville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    12 Consecutive seasons, 20 or more wins - 1903-1914
  • 20
    Greg Maddux

    Greg Maddux

    San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSan Angelo, Texas, United States of America

    20 Consecutive seasons, 10 or more wins - 1988-2007

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    #53 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#2 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time

  • 21
    Randy Johnson

    Randy Johnson

    Montreal Expos, Arizona Diamondbacks

    PositionStarting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWalnut Creek, California, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

    5 Consecutive seasons, 300 or more strikeouts - 1998-2002
  • 22
    Tom Seaver

    Tom Seaver

    Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    9 Consecutive seasons, 200 or more strikeouts - 1968-1976
  • 23
    Jack Morris

    Jack Morris

    Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers

    PositionPitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    14 Consecutive Opening Day starts - 1980-1993

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    #19 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#32 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

  • 24
    Trevor Hoffman

    Trevor Hoffman

    San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins

    PositionRelief pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceBellflower, California, United States of America

    BatsRight-handed

    4 Consecutive seasons, 40 or more saves - 1998-2001, 2004-2007
  • 25
    Mariano Rivera

    Mariano Rivera

    New York Yankees

    PositionRelief pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityPanama

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

    BatsRight-handed

    9 Consecutive seasons, 30 or more saves - 2003-2011