Monday, July 18, 2011

Pitchers Duels That Turned Into Slugfests (and Vice Versa)

This is a guest post by Tom Ruane, based on a post to the SABR list.

While watching the two teams fail to score for most of the evening
during the recent SABR outing to Dodger Stadium, I got to wondering
about the highest scoring games that began with scoreless inning
streaks. Here is the list since 1918:

And here is the flipside, the most runs scored in a game that ended
with the longest scoreless streak:

Tom Ruane, a computer programmer in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is a member of Retrosheet's board of directors. He has published articles in "The Baseball Research Journal" and "By The Numbers." He won SABR's highest honor, the Bob Davids Award, in 2009.

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