Orel Hershiser’s 59-inning scoreless streak in 1988 is one of those freakazoid baseball records that may never be broken. But it’s one thing to pitch that many scoreless innings – it’s another to do it the way Hershiser did it. His streak started in the sixth inning of a 4-2 win against Montreal on Aug. 30; he pitched the complete game. He then pitched five consecutive complete-game shutouts – including two on three days’ rest – and tossed 10 scoreless innings in what would be a 2-1 16-inning loss to San Diego on Sept. 28.
Want more? He didn’t allow a triple during the streak. Hell, he only allowed four runners to even reach third, and two of them were from errors. He didn’t give up a double in the last three games of the season, and walked 10 during the streak – two intentionally.
(Data source: baseball-reference.com)