If you are into numbers and patterns like I am, your eye will scan the year-by-year stats of a particular player and sometimes notice that there is a run of increasing or decreasing figures for a particular stat. During ballgames, you’ll sometimes here that “he has seen his batting average increase in each of the last three years,” or something similar. So, what are the records for most consecutive years with increasing or decreasing figures for the major stats.
We’ll start with the batters’ increases first. Using the year-by-year stat lines furnished by Fangraphs, here are the longest streaks with increasing totals:
Last week we detailed the lowest career totals that no one is currently sitting on for various stats. Now its time to do the same for single season records. To find out, this time we exported the single season statistics from 1871-2015 for the nearly 17,000 players in baseball history listed via Fangraphs, and sorted … Read more
Baseball is full of career records, with numbers that everyone can reference … 762, 511, 652, 4256. But what about the numbers that no player currently has? The VORG wanted to know what is the LOWEST career total that no one is currently sitting on. In other words and as an example, does no one … Read more