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Unofficial list of baseball records set and tied in 2011

By Lyle Spatz

This article first appeared in the Baseball Records Research Committee's December 2011 newsletter.

As always, the December newsletter contains unofficial lists of assorted regular season records set or tied in the past season, along with some major individual accomplishments. Thanks to Clem Comly, Ev Cope, Tim Hevly, Chuck Johnson, Bruce Fleming, Ron Liebman, Madison McEntire, Stan Tyler, and David Vincent who contributed items. For a more complete list of major league records set and tied in 2011, see the 2012 edition of Elias’s The Book of Baseball Records.

REGULAR SEASON BATTING RECORDS SET IN 2011

  • ML: Mike Cameron, Most teams with multiple home run games, 8
  • Dan UgglaDan UgglaML: Derek Jeter, Most hits by a shortstop, 3,053
  • NL: Chipper Jones, Most career home runs by a switch hitter, 454
  • ML: David Ortiz, Most career home runs by a designated hitter, 333
  • ML: David Ortiz, Most career runs batted in by a designated hitter, 1097
  • ML: Albert Pujols, Most consecutive seasons from start of career with 30 or more home runs, 11
  • ML: Mark Teixeira, Most times hitting a home run from both sides of the plate, 12
  • ML: Dan Uggla, Most consecutive season with 30 or more home runs by a second baseman, 5
  • ML: Dan Uggla, ATL, Lowest batting average in a hitting streak of at least 30 games, .233
  • ML: Eugenio Velez, LA Dodgers, Most at-bats in season without a hit by a non-pitcher, 37
  • ML: Eugenio Velez, LA Dodgers, Most at-bats over two seasons without a hit by a non-pitcher, 46
  • ML: NY Yankees, August 25, Most grand slams in a game, 3
  • ML: San Francisco, Most consecutive home runs with the bases empty, 21
  • NL: St. Louis, Most double plays hit into in a season, 169

REGULAR SEASON BATTING RECORDS TIED IN 2011

  • ML: Johnny Damon, TB, April 11-16, Most consecutive games with a game-winning RBI, 5
  • Pablo SandovalPablo SandovalML: Victor Martinez, DET, September 11, Most double plays grounded into in a game, 4
  • ML: Pablo Sandoval, SF, September 18, Most home runs in an inning, 2
  • AL: Mark Teixeira, Most times hitting a home run from both sides of the plate, 10
  • ML: Dan Uggla, ATL, Most home runs during a consecutive-game hitting streak of any length, 15
  • NL: Arizona (6), LA Dodgers (5), September 27, Most runs scored by both teams in the tenth inning, 11
  • NL: Arizona (6), LA Dodgers (5), September 27, Most runs scored by both teams in an extra-inning, 11
  • ML: Arizona, September 27, Most runs in an extra inning to overcome and win, 6
  • ML: Minnesota, June 21, Most consecutive hits to start a game, 8
  • NL: NY Mets, June 28, Most grand slams in a game, 2
  • AL: NY Yankees, April 15, Tied record for most grounding into double plays in a game, 6
  • AL: Texas, July 25, Most players with three or more hits in a game, 7
  • AL: Texas, Most consecutive innings with a home run, 5

REGULAR SEASON PITCHING RECORDS SET IN 2011

  • Mariano RiveraMariano RiveraML: Craig Kimbrel, ATL, Most saves by a rookie, 46
  • ML: Mariano Rivera, NY Yankees, Most games pitched in a career, all with one club, 1,042
  • ML: Mariano Rivera, Most career saves, 603
  • ML: Mariano Rivera, Most games finished, 883
  • AL: Jose Valverde, DET, Most saves without a blown save, 49

REGULAR SEASON PITCHING RECORDS TIED IN 2011

  • ML: Alfredeo Aceves, Most wins in first 17 career decisions, 16
  • ML: A. J. Burnett, NY Yankees, June 24, Most batters struck out in an inning, 4
  • ML: Yovani Gallardo, MIL, September 17, Most batters struck out in an inning, 4
  • ML: Jo-Jo Reyes, Most consecutive winless starts, 28
  • ML: NY Yankees, September 28, Most pitchers used in an extra-inning game, 11
  • AL: Tampa and NY Yankees, September 28, Most pitchers used by both teams in an extra-inning game, 19

REGULAR SEASON FIELDING RECORDS SET OR TIED IN 2011

  • Franklin GutierrezFranklin GutierrezML: Elvis Andrus, TEX, April 15, Tied record for most double plays in a nine-inning game by a shortstop, 5
  • ML: Adrian Gonzalez, BOS, September 3, Tied record for most unassisted double plays in a game by a first baseman, 2
  • AL: Franklin Gutierrez, SEA, Set the record for most consecutive errorless chances by an outfielder, 786
  • ML: Derek Jeter, NY Yankees, Most games played at shortstop for one team, 2,396
  • AL: Mike Moreland, TEX, April 15, Tied record for most double plays in a game by a first baseman, 6
  • ML: Ivan Rodriguez, Most games caught, 2,427
  • ML: Omar Vizquel, Most games played at shortstop, 2,699
  • ML: Omar Vizquel, Most seasons played at shortstop, 23
  • AL: Texas, April 15, Tied record for most grounded into double plays in a game, 6

REGULAR SEASON GENERAL RECORDS SET OR TIED IN 2011

  • ML: Octavio Dotel, Tied record for most major league franchises played for, 12
  • NL: Jack McKeon, became the oldest man to manage a National League club, age 80
  • AL: Boston, Extended record for Most consecutive seasons without lowest winning percentage in league, 79
  • ML: Chicago Cubs, Extended record for Most consecutive seasons without winning the World Series, 103
  • ML: NY Yankees, Set record for most years three teammates playing together, 17 (Jeter, Posada, Rivera)
  • ML: NY Yankees, Extended record for Most seasons with 100 or more home runs, 86
  • ML: Pittsburgh, Extended record for Most consecutive losing seasons, 19
  • ML: St. Louis, Extended record for Most consecutive years not finishing in last place, 93
  • NL: St. Louis, Extended record for Most World Series won, 11

Lyle Spatz is chairman of the Baseball Records Committee. To learn more about the committee, click here.

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