From SABR member Tom Ruane at Cybermetrics on August 20:
I thought it might be interesting to look at four groups:
1) under .400,
2) under .500,
3) over .500 and
4) over .600.
Here’s what I found:
1) Starting on August 11, 1885, the Chicago White Stockings played a record 23 straight games against opponents with a winning percentage under .400. During the streak, they played only Buffalo, Detroit and St. Louis. It ended when they faced Boston (which entered the game with a none-too-impressive winning percentage of .406). Chicago went 20-2-1 during the streak.
Read the full article here: http://cybermetric.blogspot.com/2011/08/record-was-for-most-consecutive-games.html
Originally published: August 23, 2011. Last Updated: August 23, 2011.