Consecutive CG shutouts by decade

By request of HHS reader Brett, here are the longest individual shutout streaks since 1918, broken down by decade. Note that streaks spanning two seasons are included, except those that spanned two decades (because I don’t want to spend my morning editing tables). See separate post for composite list of all shutout streaks of 3 or more since 1918.

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2010-present

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Cliff Lee 2011-06-16 2011-06-28 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 10 0 0 5 12
2 Johan Santana 2012-05-26 2012-06-01 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 4 0 0 5 15
3 Derek Holland 2011-07-07 2011-07-14 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 3 15
All tables generated by Baseball-Reference.com on 6/2/2012 / View Play Index Tool Used.

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2000-2009

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Brandon Webb 2007-08-05 2007-08-17 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 2 20
2 Roy Halladay 2009-09-25 2009-09-30 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 2 15
3 Roy Oswalt 2008-09-06 2008-09-11 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 4 0 0 2 10
4 Jeremy Sowers 2006-07-22 2006-07-28 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 2 7
5 John Lackey 2006-07-07 2006-07-14 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 2 20
6 Brandon Webb 2006-05-20 2006-05-26 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 11 0 0 2 13
7 Jon Garland 2005-04-25 2005-05-01 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 2 9
8 Dontrelle Willis 2005-04-08 2005-04-13 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 2 10
9 Cory Lidle 2004-08-29 2004-09-04 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 1 12
10 Dontrelle Willis 2003-06-16 2003-06-21 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 14.0 3 0 0 2 12
11 Matt Morris 2003-05-19 2003-05-24 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 13 0 0 2 11
12 Curt Schilling 2003-05-09 2003-05-14 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 1 24
13 A.J. Burnett 2002-06-15 2002-06-20 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 15.0 5 0 0 7 14
14 Mark Mulder 2001-07-06 2001-07-12 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 1 16
15 Freddy Garcia 2001-07-01 2001-07-06 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 12 0 0 3 7
16 Greg Maddux 2000-09-07 2000-09-13 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 0 10
17 Livan Hernandez 2000-08-18 2000-08-23 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 5 15

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1990-1999

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Roger Clemens 1998-08-20 1998-08-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 5 31
2 Bobby Witt 1994-06-23 1994-07-03 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 9 0 0 6 26
3 Randy Johnson 1994-05-25 1994-06-04 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 8 34
4 David Cone 1994-05-11 1994-05-22 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 5 20
5 Tom Glavine 1998-08-07 1998-08-13 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 5 8
6 Randy Johnson 1998-08-07 1998-08-12 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 3 21
7 Randy Johnson 1998-07-11 1998-07-16 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 5 26
8 Greg Maddux 1998-06-27 1998-07-02 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 13 0 0 1 21
9 Rolando Arrojo 1998-04-30 1998-05-06 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 4 11
10 Carlos Perez 1997-06-02 1997-06-07 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 13 0 0 3 8
11 Mike Mussina 1995-09-26 1995-10-01 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 3 13
12 Pat Rapp 1995-09-17 1995-09-22 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 16.2 5 0 0 2 13
13 Hideo Nomo 1995-06-24 1995-06-29 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 4 26
14 Arthur Rhodes 1994-08-01 1994-08-06 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 12 0 0 6 7
15 Ramon Martinez 1994-06-01 1994-06-07 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 11 0 0 3 11
16 Tim Wakefield 1993-09-26 1993-09-30 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 8 5
17 Pedro Astacio 1993-09-12 1993-09-18 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 12 0 0 3 13
18 Mike Mussina 1993-04-29 1993-05-05 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 3 8
19 Charlie Leibrandt 1992-09-23 1992-09-29 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 14 0 0 3 9
20 Curt Schilling 1992-07-22 1992-07-27 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 11 0 0 0 13
21 Mark Langston 1992-06-12 1992-06-17 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 5 13
22 David Cone 1992-05-19 1992-05-24 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 11 0 0 6 15
23 Bruce Hurst 1992-05-13 1992-05-18 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 4 11
24 Roger Clemens 1992-05-09 1992-05-15 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 2 10
25 David Cone 1992-04-28 1992-05-03 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 8 19
26 Tom Glavine 1992-04-27 1992-05-02 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 11 0 0 3 10
27 Randy Johnson 1992-04-11 1992-04-20 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 4 21
28 Jack McDowell 1991-09-13 1991-09-18 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 4 13
29 Greg Harris 1991-08-10 1991-08-15 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 2 13
30 Kevin Appier 1991-08-07 1991-08-13 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 2 15
31 Randy Tomlin 1991-07-15 1991-07-21 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 5 12
32 Tommy Greene 1991-05-23 1991-05-28 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 3 0 0 7 19
33 Buddy Black 1991-05-05 1991-05-10 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 3 10
34 Scott Erickson 1991-04-26 1991-05-01 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 5 8
35 Ramon Martinez 1991-04-21 1991-04-26 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 3 15
36 Bruce Hurst 1990-09-11 1990-09-17 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 11 0 0 2 11
37 Bob Tewksbury 1990-08-12 1990-08-17 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 0 7
38 Roger Clemens 1990-07-25 1990-07-30 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 12 0 0 1 17
39 Mark Gardner 1990-07-05 1990-07-12 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 4 21

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1980-1989

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Orel Hershiser 1988-09-05 1988-09-23 5 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 45.0 26 0 0 8 31
2 Dave Stieb 1988-09-18 1988-09-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 6 0 0 5 16
3 Teddy Higuera 1987-08-26 1987-09-06 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 28.0 6 0 0 7 26
4 Jack Morris 1986-07-09 1986-07-18 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 4 27
5 John Tudor 1985-09-01 1985-09-11 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 28.0 17 0 0 3 19
6 Charlie Hough 1983-08-28 1983-09-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 6 15
7 John Denny 1981-08-28 1981-09-06 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 13 0 0 10 21
8 Fernando Valenzuela 1981-04-18 1981-04-27 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 19 0 0 7 28
9 J.R. Richard 1980-05-31 1980-06-11 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 5 27
10 Randy Jones 1980-05-06 1980-05-16 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 0 12
11 Doug Drabek 1989-09-13 1989-09-17 2 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 14.0 12 0 0 1 9
12 Buddy Black 1989-09-06 1989-09-12 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 3 7
13 Tim Belcher 1989-08-26 1989-09-01 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 12 0 0 3 12
14 Andy Hawkins 1989-07-05 1989-07-13 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 1 11
15 Joe Magrane 1989-06-10 1989-06-14 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 11 0 0 4 10
16 Tim Belcher 1989-04-18 1989-04-25 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 1 17
17 Mark Langston 1988-09-19 1988-09-24 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 11 17
18 Joe Magrane 1988-09-02 1988-09-07 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 5 11
19 Pete Smith 1988-08-21 1988-08-26 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 3 11
20 Mike Scott 1988-08-08 1988-08-13 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 12 0 0 2 15
21 Ted Power 1988-06-02 1988-06-07 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 13 0 0 6 9
22 Tim Leary 1988-05-19 1988-05-25 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 2 16
23 Roger Clemens 1988-05-09 1988-05-14 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 6 26
24 Frank Viola 1988-05-01 1988-05-06 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 12 0 0 1 12
25 Roger Clemens 1987-09-30 1987-10-04 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 12 0 0 1 25
26 Charlie Leibrandt 1987-07-26 1987-08-01 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 4 11
27 Floyd Youmans 1987-07-08 1987-07-16 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 4 0 0 7 8
28 Steve Trout 1987-07-06 1987-07-11 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 3 8
29 Rick Reuschel 1987-06-27 1987-07-03 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 3 8
30 Bruce Hurst 1987-05-05 1987-05-10 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 3 23
31 Neil Allen 1986-07-13 1986-07-20 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 1 4
32 Fernando Valenzuela 1986-05-20 1986-05-24 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 4 0 0 4 17
33 Ron Guidry 1985-06-17 1985-06-22 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 2 10
34 Danny Cox 1985-06-15 1985-06-20 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 13 0 0 6 14
35 Orel Hershiser 1985-04-21 1985-04-26 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 3 0 0 3 13
36 Dennis Eckersley 1985-04-16 1985-04-21 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 19.0 10 0 0 2 14
37 Fernando Valenzuela 1985-04-13 1985-04-18 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 5 13
38 Kurt Kepshire 1984-09-21 1984-09-26 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 14 0 0 8 12
39 Dwight Gooden 1984-09-07 1984-09-12 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 4 27
40 Bob Ojeda 1984-07-22 1984-07-27 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 2 9
41 Orel Hershiser 1984-07-14 1984-07-19 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 4 0 0 1 18
42 Mark Langston 1984-06-26 1984-07-01 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 7 17
43 Moose Haas 1983-08-05 1983-08-10 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 1 5
44 Neil Allen 1983-07-19 1983-07-24 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 9 0 0 2 8
45 Dave Righetti 1983-06-29 1983-07-04 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 4 17
46 Fernando Valenzuela 1983-05-23 1983-05-28 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 4 12
47 Atlee Hammaker 1983-04-17 1983-04-23 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 1 13
48 Milt Wilcox 1983-04-15 1983-04-22 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 5 13
49 Phil Niekro 1982-09-27 1982-10-01 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 2 13
50 Jim Palmer 1982-08-31 1982-09-04 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 3 10
51 Joe Niekro 1982-08-23 1982-08-28 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 2 8
52 Steve Rogers 1982-06-18 1982-06-23 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 14 0 0 3 13
53 Jerry Reuss 1982-04-21 1982-04-27 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 2 4
54 Rick Mahler 1982-04-06 1982-04-11 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 4 12
55 Steve Rogers 1981-10-02 1982-04-09 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 3 19
56 Steve McCatty 1981-09-03 1981-09-08 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 4 15
57 Burt Hooton 1981-08-18 1981-08-24 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 2 9
58 Ken Forsch 1981-06-01 1981-06-06 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 8 0 0 3 8
59 Charlie Lea 1981-05-10 1981-05-16 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 4 0 0 6 14
60 Richard Dotson 1981-05-03 1981-05-09 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 7 10
61 Bob Knepper 1981-04-21 1981-04-26 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 11 0 0 1 6
62 Lary Sorensen 1980-09-18 1980-09-24 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 13 0 0 5 6
63 Steve Rogers 1980-09-05 1980-09-09 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 3 10
64 Bob Sykes 1980-08-06 1980-08-11 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 7 0 0 7 8
65 Pat Zachry 1980-07-25 1980-07-30 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 3 9
66 Dave Stieb 1980-07-16 1980-07-21 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 10 0 0 4 10
67 Jerry Reuss 1980-06-21 1980-06-27 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 6 0 0 1 6
68 Dennis Leonard 1980-06-05 1980-06-11 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 6 11
69 Larry Gura 1980-04-25 1980-04-30 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 5 0 0 5 4
70 Dave Goltz 1980-04-23 1980-04-29 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 12 0 0 5 9

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1969-1979*
(* Showing streaks of 3 or more; there were 154 streaks of 2. Also, I included 1969 in the ’70s for contextual reasons.)

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Luis Tiant 1972-08-19 1972-09-04 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 16 0 0 7 31
2 Gaylord Perry 1970-09-06 1970-09-19 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 15 0 0 3 20
3 Jim Palmer 1978-05-24 1978-06-01 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 8 10
4 Nolan Ryan 1976-09-29 1977-04-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 7 0 0 17 31
5 Mike Torrez 1976-09-03 1976-09-11 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 4 14
6 Rudy May 1973-04-23 1973-05-04 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 11 0 0 5 14
7 Wilbur Wood 1973-04-25 1973-05-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 18 0 0 2 12
8 Don Sutton 1972-09-16 1972-09-27 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 29.0 13 0 0 9 25
9 Nolan Ryan 1972-08-22 1972-08-31 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 30.0 13 0 0 13 31
10 Fred Norman 1972-05-13 1972-05-21 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 6 20
11 Wilbur Wood 1972-04-18 1972-04-25 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 5 18
12 Joe Coleman 1969-07-09 1969-07-19 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 11 0 0 12 31
13 Ken Holtzman 1969-05-11 1969-05-20 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 8 24

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1960-1968*
(* Showing streaks of 3 or more; there were 100 streaks of 2. As noted above, I put 1969 in the ’70s for contextual reasons.)

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 Bob Gibson 1968-06-06 1968-06-26 5 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 45.0 21 0 0 5 35
3 Ray Culp 1968-09-13 1968-09-25 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 18 0 0 8 43
4 Luis Tiant 1968-04-28 1968-05-12 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 14 0 0 7 35
5 Ray Herbert 1963-05-01 1963-05-14 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 36.0 15 0 0 3 22
6 Jim Maloney 1968-09-21 1968-09-29 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 8 30
7 Steve Blass 1968-09-15 1968-09-24 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 10 0 0 6 24
8 Ken Holtzman 1968-07-24 1968-08-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 13 0 0 5 21
9 Mickey Lolich 1967-09-22 1967-09-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 11 0 0 7 24
10 Jim McGlothlin 1967-05-28 1967-06-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 8 22
11 Tom Phoebus 1967-05-22 1967-06-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 16 21
12 Woodie Fryman 1966-06-26 1966-07-05 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 7 0 0 1 20
13 Luis Tiant 1966-04-17 1966-05-03 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 8 25
14 Mickey Lolich 1964-09-01 1964-09-09 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 4 27
15 Milt Pappas 1964-08-29 1964-09-06 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 11 0 0 5 19
16 Dean Chance 1964-07-11 1964-07-19 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 13 0 0 4 20
17 Curt Simmons 1963-09-05 1963-09-13 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 5 17
18 Sandy Koufax 1963-07-03 1963-07-12 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 9 0 0 2 26
19 Jack Fisher 1960-08-29 1960-09-08 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 5 12
20 Lew Burdette 1960-08-14 1960-08-23 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 1 9

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1950-1959*
(* Showing streaks of 3 or more; there were 79 streaks of 2.)

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Whitey Ford 1958-07-14 1958-07-25 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 3 14
2 Billy Pierce 1958-06-17 1958-06-27 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 3 16
3 Frank Lary 1958-06-11 1958-06-21 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 6 11
4 Don Newcombe 1956-07-29 1956-08-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 4 18
5 Early Wynn 1955-06-22 1955-07-01 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 7 22
6 Harvey Haddix 1954-06-09 1954-06-18 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 10 0 0 5 21
7 Bob Porterfield 1953-07-31 1953-08-10 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 10 0 0 3 6
8 Mike Garcia 1952-09-04 1952-09-11 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 13 0 0 4 12
9 Bob Rush 1952-05-22 1952-05-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 5 19
10 Sal Maglie 1950-08-26 1950-09-04 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 25 0 0 5 7
11 Robin Roberts 1950-07-22 1950-07-30 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 8 8
12 Larry Jansen 1950-06-13 1950-06-22 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 3 21

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1940-1949*
(* Showing streaks of 3 or more; there were 105 streaks of 2.)

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Don Newcombe 1949-08-24 1949-09-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 9 20
2 Harry Brecheen 1948-04-23 1948-05-08 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 2 17
3 Bob Feller 1947-04-22 1947-05-02 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 5 0 0 12 27
4 Howie Pollet 1943-06-30 1943-07-10 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 28.0 13 0 0 7 22
5 Mort Cooper 1942-06-17 1942-06-25 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 12 0 0 4 16
6 Ken Heintzelman 1941-09-23 1942-04-26 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 10 9
7 Johnny Humphries 1941-08-14 1941-08-23 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 6 8
8 Bob Feller 1941-05-21 1941-05-29 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 29.0 18 0 0 6 27

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1930-1939*
(* Showing streaks of 3 or more; there were 71 streaks of 2.)

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Bill Lee 1938-09-11 1938-09-22 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 27 0 0 4 13
2 Bill Lee 1938-05-27 1938-06-03 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 6 8
3 Red Ruffing 1934-06-20 1934-06-28 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 9 0 0 8 17
4 Paul Derringer 1931-08-23 1931-09-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 29.0 19 0 0 5 24

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1918-1929*
(* Showing streaks of 3 or more; there were 87 streaks of 2.)

Rk Strk Start End Games W L GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER BB SO
1 Carl Mays 1926-07-27 1926-08-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 15 0 0 5 2
2 Bob Smith 1926-07-27 1926-08-07 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 26.0 16 0 0 3 4
3 Ed Wells 1926-06-02 1926-06-12 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 14 0 0 11 8
4 Walter Johnson 1922-06-18 1922-06-28 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 16 0 0 5 15
5 Eddie Cicotte 1919-05-14 1919-05-23 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 17 0 0 3 12
6 Carl Mays 1918-06-12 1918-06-21 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 27.0 8 0 0 6 10
7 Walter Johnson 1918-05-11 1918-05-26 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 36.0 19 0 0 7 17

12 thoughts on “Consecutive CG shutouts by decade

  1. 1
    vivaeljason says:

    Bill Lee apparently had a very good 1938.

  2. 2

    Bobby Witt’s ERA when he started his 3 game streak was 6.15
    And he started it with a 14K one-hitter.

  3. 4
    birtelcom says:

    Note that Johan’s two shutouts in a row have come with a combined total of four hits allowed. As your list shows, John, the last pitcher to allow four hits or fewer over consecutive shutouts was Roy Oswalt in 2008 including a one-hitter at Coors!). The only other Met with consecutive shutouts and four or fewer total hits allowed was Seaver in 1970.

  4. 5
    no statistician but says:

    The National League 1968 had SIX pitchers with three or more consecutive CG shutouts? Including Drysdale’s record string, of course.

    Impressive but ugly, considering that the American League that year had even worse batting stats overall, notwithstanding having only one pitcher on the chart above.

  5. 7

    Carl Mays in 1926.

    They were his only 3 shutouts of the year.
    All were 5-hitters.
    He struck out 2…….. total.

  6. 8
    Darien says:

    Interesting to me that the only appearance on this list of a member of the 2005 White Sox is Jon Garland, at 2. One of the strongest associations I have for that team is all the goofy complete games, though I suppose that big streak was of four different pitchers, and not in the regular season.

  7. 9
    Howard says:

    Those two shutouts in 1987 got Steve Trout a ticket to NY and cost the Yankees Bob Tewksbury. Aside from one year Tewks wasn’t great but Trout never won a game for the Yanks.

    • 10

      Ugh. Why do I open my computer on an otherwise lovely Saturday afternoon? I don’t need to see the words “Steve Trout.”

      But what really killed the Yankees that year was Rickey going on the DL for a second time. He missed the month if August, which is where they came unglued at 11-17.

      Gary Ward played every single day in August and delivered a

      .174 .182 .279 .461

      Before Rickey got hurt the first time at the end of May, he was on a 39 homer, 89 steal pace, with a 1.059 ops.

    • 11
      no statistician but says:

      Howard:

      You’re reading this backwards:

      The Cubs at the time of the trade were playing over their heads in the midst of a battle for the division lead. When Cubs GM Dallas Green traded a pitcher who had just thrown two shutouts for them, the perception among players and fans both was that management was giving up mid-season, and the team went into a gradually increasing tailspin, in part at least because of the bad feelings aroused.

      The one most impacted on, though, was Steve Trout. He was born and raised in the Chicago area, had pitched on one or the other of the Chicago teams, at times fairly well, for almost ten years, and had just put together the two best games of his career. He was, as well, a kind of sensitive guy, living in the shadow of his father Dizzy’s greater success. The trade pricked the bubble of his fragile confidence and basically destroyed his career.

      Sinking the Cubs and not buoying the Yankees were just by-products.

  8. 12
    Chris A. says:

    Dave Stieb’s streak included his final 3 starts of the 1988 season — the last two were games where he lost no hitters with 2 outs in the ninth. UGH!

    In his second start of 1989 he threw another CG one hit shutout, this time the hit was a single in the 5th.

    Finally he got that no hitter in September 1990.

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