The record is 59 by Orel Hershiser of the Los Angeles Dodgers between August 30, 1988 and September 28, 1988. Don Drysdale did it back in either the 50's or the 60's, but he had a record 58.2 scoreless innings, which basically means 6 straight shutouts plus 2.2 extra innings. Orel Herseiser broke that record back in 1988 with 59.0 consecutive scoreless innings
Brandon Webb in 2007 with 42 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings.
Brad Ziegler Oakland Athletics 2008 32 innings still going
The Red Sox record is 45 shutout innings by Cy Young of the 1904 team. During this streak he pitched 25 1/3 hitless innings, still a major league record. The American League record for shutout innings is 56 by Walter Johnson of the 1913 Washington Senators.
Babe Ruth with 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings pitched in World Series play.
In 1910 The Portland Beavers won their second Pacific Coast League title, achieving a remarkable record in the process; the Beavers pitchers threw a baseball record 88 consecutive shutout innings.
Through the 2008 season, that is 55 2/3 innings by Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators between April 10, 1913 and May 14, 1913.
Don Drysdale, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers between 1956-1969, holds the MLB record for consecutive shutouts with 6 between May 14, 1968 and June 4, 1968. He broke Walter Johnson's long standing record of consecutive shutout innings, passing Johnson's 56 innings by throwing 58 2/3 of his own. Orel Hershiser threw 59 consecutive shutout innings in 1988 and is the current MLB record holder.
I'm not sure about the total by one team... but the most total by one player was Orel Hershiser of The Dodgers when he went 59 innings in a row without giving up a run.AnswerMost consecutive shutout innings pitched by a team: In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates, 56 innings, from 6-01-1903 to 6-09-1903. In the American League, the Baltimore Orioles, 54 innings, from 9-01-1974 to 9-07-1974. The 1969 Mets finished off that season throwing 4 consecutive shutouts and 3 of them against the Phils before ending the season against the Cubbies. I think at that time it was the record for one team throwing consecutive shutout inning against another.
Walter Johnson pitched an 18 inning shutout over the Chicago White Sox on May 15, 1918. Lefty Williams was the opposing pitcher, who also went the full 18 innings, and the score was 1-0.
21 by Joe Oeschger of the Boston Braves against the Brooklyn Robins (now Dodgers) on May 1, 1920. The game went 26 innings and ended in a 1-1 tie due to darkness. Oeschger pitched a complete game, allowing the Robins one run in the fifth inning. The Robins pitcher, Leon Cadore, also pitched a complete game and allowed Boston's run in the sixth inning giving him 20 consecutive scoreless innings. The only other pitcher to throw 20 consecutive scoreless innings in one game was Joe Harris of the Boston Americans (now Red Sox) against the Philadelphia Athletics on September 1, 1906. Harris gave up a single run in the 3rd inning and then went until to the 24th inning before giving up 3 more to lose the game 4-1.
Pitch more shutout innings - that is, innings where you don't give up an earned run. ERA is calculated by taking the number of earned runs a pitcher gives up, dividing it by the number of innings he/she pitched, then multiplying the result by nine. So, for example, if a pitcher has six complete innings and gives up two earned runs, their ERA becomes three (2 divided by 6 is 1/3, 1/3 multiplied by nine is 3). This works over the course of a pitcher's career, so if a pitcher gives up six earned runs over six innings in one game, his/her ERA becomes nine. If he/she then pitches a complete game shutout (nine full innings, no earned runs) their ERA drops to 3.6 (as it is now six earned runs from fifteen innings).
Santana...shut out the Red Sox...
33 by the Baltimore Orioles against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1966 World Series. The Orioles swept the Dodgers in the 1966 World Series. The Dodgers scored single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings of Game 1 and did not score again.
Five innings is the minimum for a complete game, so the answer is yes.
Orel Hershiser : Los Angeles, 59.0 scoreless innings from 8/30/88 - 9/28/88 ...Dan Drysdale : Los Angeles, 58.0 scoreless innings from 5/14/68 - 6/8/68 ...Walter Johnson: Washington, 55.2 scoreless innings from 4/10/13 - 5/14/13...Jack Coombs: Philadelphia, 53.0 scoreless innings from 9/5/10 - 9/25/10...Bob Gibson: St. Louis, 47.0 scoreless innings from 7/13/33 - 8/1/33 ...
The 2014 Sportsman of the Year was Madison Bumgarner, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. In the 2014 MLB postseason he pitched 52 and 2/3 innings, with an ERA of 1.03. In Game 5 of the World Series, he pitched a 117-pitch, four hit shutout and then on two-days rest, pitched in relief in Game 7 for 5 innings with only two hits, four strikeouts, and no walks.
Satchel Paige pitched 3 shutout innings for the Kansas City Athletics in 1965 at the age of 59.
No, only if he completes the game does he get credit for a complete game. He also gets credit for a shutout only if he completes the game without allowing a run, if other pitchers complete the game without allowing any runs, it is a shared shutout which is not an official statistic.
Yes. In the early days of baseball this was a common thing to have hapen. There was even a pitcher that pitched a double header and won both by shutout. His name was Ed Reulbach.
59 - Orel Hershiser of the Dodgers from August 30 (6th inning) to September 28th (10th inning) of 1988.
Three great examples come to mind -- two regular-season games and one World Series classic. On July 2, 1963, Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 16th inning to snap a scoreless tie between the Giants and the Milwaukee Braves. The winning pitcher was San Francisco's Juan Marichal, who pitched all 16 shutout innings. The losing pitcher was Milwaukee's Warren Spahn who had pitched 15.1 scoreless innings before yielding Mays' home run. Almost nine years earlier, in August 1954, Jack Harshman of the Chicago White Sox pitched a 16-inning shutout against the Detroit Tigers. Al Aber of Detroit gave up the game's only run of the game in the 16th. In Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves played scoreless baseball before the Twins won 1-0 sin the bottom of the 10th inning. Minnesota starter Jack Morris pitched the entire game for the eventual world champions.
A shutout occurs when one pitcher pitches a complete game without allowing any runs. If another pitcher comes in, neither is awarded a shutout, but the team can be said to have "shutout" the opposing team.