All shutout streaks of 3 or more since 1918

I had to separate this from the “…by decade” post, due to data limitations. Here are all individual shutout streaks of 3 or more since 1918. Streaks spanning years are included.

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1918 to 2012/06/01

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Don Drysdale 1968-05-14 1968-06-04 6 6 0 6 6 6 0 0 54.0 27 0 0 9 42
2 Orel Hershiser 1988-09-05 1988-09-23 5 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 45.0 26 0 0 8 31
3 Bob Gibson 1968-06-06 1968-06-26 5 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 45.0 21 0 0 5 35
4 Luis Tiant 1972-08-19 1972-09-04 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 16 0 0 7 31
5 Gaylord Perry 1970-09-06 1970-09-19 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 15 0 0 3 20
6 Ray Culp 1968-09-13 1968-09-25 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 18 0 0 8 43
7 Luis Tiant 1968-04-28 1968-05-12 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 14 0 0 7 35
8 Ray Herbert 1963-05-01 1963-05-14 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 15 0 0 3 22
9 Cliff Lee 2011-06-16 2011-06-28 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 10 0 0 5 12
10 Brandon Webb 2007-08-05 2007-08-17 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 2 20
11 Roger Clemens 1998-08-20 1998-08-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 5 31
12 Bobby Witt 1994-06-23 1994-07-03 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 9 0 0 6 26
13 Randy Johnson 1994-05-25 1994-06-04 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 8 34
14 David Cone 1994-05-11 1994-05-22 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 5 20
15 Dave Stieb 1988-09-18 1988-09-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 6 0 0 5 16
16 Teddy Higuera 1987-08-26 1987-09-06 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 28.0 6 0 0 7 26
17 Jack Morris 1986-07-09 1986-07-18 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 4 27
18 John Tudor 1985-09-01 1985-09-11 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 28.0 17 0 0 3 19
19 Charlie Hough 1983-08-28 1983-09-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 6 15
20 John Denny 1981-08-28 1981-09-06 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 13 0 0 10 21
21 Fernando Valenzuela 1981-04-18 1981-04-27 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 19 0 0 7 28
22 J.R. Richard 1980-05-31 1980-06-11 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 5 27
23 Randy Jones 1980-05-06 1980-05-16 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 0 12
24 Jim Palmer 1978-05-24 1978-06-01 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 8 10
25 Nolan Ryan 1976-09-29 1977-04-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 7 0 0 17 31
Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
26 Mike Torrez 1976-09-03 1976-09-11 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 4 14
27 Rudy May 1973-04-23 1973-05-04 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 11 0 0 5 14
28 Wilbur Wood 1973-04-25 1973-05-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 18 0 0 2 12
29 Don Sutton 1972-09-16 1972-09-27 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 29.0 13 0 0 9 25
30 Nolan Ryan 1972-08-22 1972-08-31 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 30.0 13 0 0 13 31
31 Fred Norman 1972-05-13 1972-05-21 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 6 20
32 Wilbur Wood 1972-04-18 1972-04-25 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 5 18
33 Joe Coleman 1969-07-09 1969-07-19 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 11 0 0 12 31
34 Ken Holtzman 1969-05-11 1969-05-20 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 8 24
35 Jim Maloney 1968-09-21 1968-09-29 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 8 30
36 Steve Blass 1968-09-15 1968-09-24 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 10 0 0 6 24
37 Ken Holtzman 1968-07-24 1968-08-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 13 0 0 5 21
38 Mickey Lolich 1967-09-22 1967-09-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 11 0 0 7 24
39 Jim McGlothlin 1967-05-28 1967-06-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 8 22
40 Tom Phoebus 1967-05-22 1967-06-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 16 21
41 Woodie Fryman 1966-06-26 1966-07-05 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 7 0 0 1 20
42 Luis Tiant 1966-04-17 1966-05-03 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 8 25
43 Mickey Lolich 1964-09-01 1964-09-09 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 4 27
44 Milt Pappas 1964-08-29 1964-09-06 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 11 0 0 5 19
45 Dean Chance 1964-07-11 1964-07-19 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 13 0 0 4 20
46 Curt Simmons 1963-09-05 1963-09-13 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 5 17
47 Sandy Koufax 1963-07-03 1963-07-12 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 9 0 0 2 26
48 Jack Fisher 1960-08-29 1960-09-08 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 5 12
49 Lew Burdette 1960-08-14 1960-08-23 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 1 9
50 Whitey Ford 1958-07-14 1958-07-25 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 3 14
Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
51 Billy Pierce 1958-06-17 1958-06-27 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 3 16
52 Frank Lary 1958-06-11 1958-06-21 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 6 11
53 Don Newcombe 1956-07-29 1956-08-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 4 18
54 Early Wynn 1955-06-22 1955-07-01 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 7 22
55 Harvey Haddix 1954-06-09 1954-06-18 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 10 0 0 5 21
56 Bob Porterfield 1953-07-31 1953-08-10 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 10 0 0 3 6
57 Mike Garcia 1952-09-04 1952-09-11 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 13 0 0 4 12
58 Bob Rush 1952-05-22 1952-05-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 5 19
59 Sal Maglie 1950-08-26 1950-09-04 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 25 0 0 5 7
60 Robin Roberts 1950-07-22 1950-07-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 8 8
61 Larry Jansen 1950-06-13 1950-06-22 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 3 21
62 Don Newcombe 1949-08-24 1949-09-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 9 20
63 Harry Brecheen 1948-04-23 1948-05-08 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 2 17
64 Bob Feller 1947-04-22 1947-05-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 5 0 0 12 27
65 Howie Pollet 1943-06-30 1943-07-10 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 28.0 13 0 0 7 22
66 Mort Cooper 1942-06-17 1942-06-25 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 4 16
67 Ken Heintzelman 1941-09-23 1942-04-26 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 10 9
68 Johnny Humphries 1941-08-14 1941-08-23 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 6 8
69 Bob Feller 1941-05-21 1941-05-29 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 29.0 18 0 0 6 27
70 Bill Lee 1938-09-11 1938-09-22 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 27 0 0 4 13
71 Bill Lee 1938-05-27 1938-06-03 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 6 8
72 Red Ruffing 1934-06-20 1934-06-28 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 9 0 0 8 17
73 Paul Derringer 1931-08-23 1931-09-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 29.0 19 0 0 5 24
74 Carl Mays 1926-07-27 1926-08-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 5 2
75 Bob Smith 1926-07-27 1926-08-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 26.0 16 0 0 3 4
76 Ed Wells 1926-06-02 1926-06-12 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 11 8
77 Walter Johnson 1922-06-18 1922-06-28 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 5 15
78 Eddie Cicotte 1919-05-14 1919-05-23 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 3 12
79 Carl Mays 1918-06-12 1918-06-21 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 6 10
80 Walter Johnson 1918-05-11 1918-05-26 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 36.0 19 0 0 7 17
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Generated 6/2/2012.

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PP
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I still think El Tiante should be in the Hall but will admit that’s the Sox fan in me

14 and 16 hits over 36 innings and in ’72 he had 6 shutouts over an 8 game span, though DD had 6 in a row, which is insane

4 of those top streaks were in ’68

Voomo Zanzibar
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Nolan Ryan’s streak that spanned 76-77:

27 IP
7 H
17 BB
31 SO

Voomo Zanzibar
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Best WHIP in a shutout streak?

A rookie.
Woodie Fryman, 1966

27 IP
7 H
1 BB

All on the road, and they were his only shutouts of the year.

Voomo Zanzibar
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And speaking of shutout streaks, anyone notice that Aroldis Chapman is up to 33 innings, dating to last year?

…one unearned run in his first save opportunity.

bstar
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Chapman has also not let an inherited runner score during his 33 inning scoreless streak. I hope the Reds continue to pitch him more than 1.0 innings at a time, but I’m a little worried about that. He had 6 1+ IP appearances before becoming the closer this year but only one since.

Howard
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Man, talk about running hot and cold…Ray Herbert had six shutouts at the all-star break in 1963 but an ERA of 3.42. In his eleven non-shutout starts his ERA was over 6.00.

PP
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there has to be a good chance Johnson, Alexander and/or Mathewson had a streak of 4 or more before ’18

e pluribus munu
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Mathewson’s streak of three in the ’05 WS is worth mentioning:
27 IP / 0.519 WHIP / 6.7 SO/9

Richard Chester
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It is interesting to note note that #80 on the list, Walter Johson, pitched 36 innings to accomplish his 3 consecutive SO. One of his wins was an 18-inning job. So he pitched the equivalent of 4 consecutive SO games. Those 36 innings were embedded in a streak of 40 consecutive shut-out innings.

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