From SABR member Shane Tourtellote at The Hardball Times on February 26, 2019:
Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser are bound together, and not just for being right-handed starting pitchers for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They both broke the record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched, a badge of sustained excellence that is the mirror-image of Joe DiMaggio’s fabled hitting streak. Drysdale claimed the record from Walter Johnson; two decades later, Hershiser took it from Drysdale.
This is a dual examination of their streaks. It shows their fundamental differences, their surprising similarities, and the final link that made the passing of the torch perhaps unique in baseball history.
Read the full article here: https://tht.fangraphs.com/the-streaks-drysdale-and-hershiser-in-parallel/
Originally published: March 4, 2019. Last Updated: March 4, 2019.