Fall 2012 Baseball Research Journal
Volume 41, Issue 2
Ripken’s Record for Consecutive Innings Played
Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632-consecutive-game streak is one of the most famous numbers in sports. Often forgotten is that Ripken also compiled an amazing record for consecutive innings played. The entry is not in any record book. We don’t know whose mark Ripken broke, nor the names of the other men with long streaks. This article presents the top such streaks in major league history. It turns out that Ripken did not play in 8,243 consecutive innings. It was even longer.
- Lou Gehrig’s RBI Record: 1923–39
- Anomalies of Protested and Suspended Baseball Games
- Beyond Player Win Average: Compiling Player Won-Lost Records
- Game Scores: Matches, Correlations, and a Possible Umpire Bias
- Racing the Dawn: The 29-Inning Minor League Marathon
- The History of Baseball in Altoona, Pennsylvania
- Braves Field: An Imperfect History of the Perfect Ballpark
- The Browns get it right: Winning the World Series rematch in 1945
- The Elysian Fields of Brooklyn: The Parade Ground
Durocher the Spymaster: How much did the Giants prosper from cheating in 1951?
In the summer of 1951, the New York Giants under manager Leo Durocher began to employ an elaborate sign-stealing scheme. The Giants needed to overcome a 13.5-game deficit to the Brooklyn Dodgers to set up a historic playoff. The question is not whether the Giants stole signs, but what effect the sign-stealing had on the Giants' remarkable comeback.
- Two days in August 1971: Tom Seaver and Dave Roberts
- Mike Piazza By the Numbers: The Hall of Fame Case