Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trivia: RBI streaks

An interesting stat this postseason is that, as of this writing, Ryan Howard and Alex Rodriguez have both gone 8 straight playoff games with at least 1 RBI. This actually ties an MLB playoff record with Lou Gehrig.

The major league record during the regular season for most consecutive games with an RBI was set by Tris Speaker back in 1928. Would you like to guess how many consecutive games Speaker had at least 1 RBI that year?

1 comment:

Greg said...

As it turns out, 1928 was Tris Speaker's final season in the majors. In fact, he only had 31 RBI that year. But 19 of those RBI came during a stretch of 14 consecutive games with at least one RBI.