Monday, June 2, 2008

Most Times on Base, 0 Left on Base

It's always frustrating when your favorite team leaves runners on base. Today I want to look at the opposite of that situation: leaving no one on base. I looked up the teams with the most times reached base without leaving a runner on in a single game. There's plenty of ways to make sure you don't leave a runner on base. They range from scoring everyone who reaches base (always popular) to getting all your guys picked off or caught stealing (always frustrating). Either way, there have only been 223 games since 1956 that saw a team leave nobody on base. Obviously perfect games qualify, but so do some high-scoring affairs.

As a reminder, Times on Base is determined by summing hits, times reached on errors, bases on balls, hit by pitches, and catcher's interferences. Basically, any way you can get on base.

Most Times On Base, 0 Left on Base, 1956-2008
(Losses in Red)

on Base
Chicago White SoxMinnesota Twins4/19/196210-313
Chicago White SoxBoston Red Sox5/29/19878-611
Cleveland IndiansTexas Rangers6/5/19749-311
Baltimore OriolesBoston Red Sox7/7/19578-411
Boston Red SoxMinnesota Twins7/6/20008-710
Detroit TigersBaltimore Orioles7/28/19985-610
Houston AstrosPhiladelphia Phillies6/4/19828-310
Cincinnati RedsSan Francisco Giants8/25/19638-710
Baltimore OriolesMinnesota Twins9/28/19625-1110
Cleveland IndiansMinnesota Twins4/8/20029-59
Cincinnati RedsPhiladelphia Phillies8/22/20004-59
San Diego PadresSt. Louis Cardinals4/10/19847-39
Pittsburgh PiratesPhiladelphia Phillies4/26/19757-39
St. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates4/22/19667-59
Pittsburgh PiratesNew York Mets9/19/20046-18
Atlanta BravesFlorida Marlins4/16/20045-48
Houston AstrosArizona Diamondbacks6/27/20027-48
Houston AstrosFlorida Marlins8/21/19995-48
Anaheim AngelsMilwaukee Brewers5/18/19975-48
Pittsburgh PiratesSan Francisco Giants5/1/19874-28
Baltimore OriolesNew York Yankees4/23/19805-68
Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals7/20/19704-08
Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals7/2/19705-28
Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs7/28/19667-58
Milwaukee BravesPhiladelphia Phillies5/7/19646-98
Los Angeles DodgersNew York Mets5/30/19626-58

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