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Most Consecutive Times Caught Stealing
Posted: 27 August 2006 06:10 AM   [ Ignore ]

When caught stealing on August 25th, Juan Rivera logged his 12th consecutive unsuccessful attempt.  In looking through the records, he may be approaching a record, but I’ve heard little about it.  Here’s the other contenders, as best as I can determine:

Here’s a list as complete as I can make since 1920:

Chris Cannizzaro 14, 1964-1970
Pete Runnels 13 (could be longer), 1951-52. Runnels started his career with 13 straight and was caught 4 more times, with 3 SB, in 1953.  So his maximium is 17.
Eddie Yost 13, 1957-58
Zeb Terry 12 (could be longer), 1920-21.  Terry had 12 consecutive to start the 1921 season before3 succeeding.  In 1920 he was caught 16 times in 28 attempts.  He also was caught 11 times in 13 attempts in 1922, for a 10 percent sb% in 191-22
Jay Buhner 12 1990-93


Some other possibilities:
Charlie Jamieson, 5 SB in 30 attempts from 1928-29
Joe Sewell, 3 SB in 19 attempts in 1927
Red Kress, 6 SB in 28 attempts in 1930-31
Bill Knickerbocker, 7 SB in 33 attempts in 1935-36
Eddie Mayo 4 SB in 20 attempts in 1947-48.
Larry Gardner 3 SB in 23 attempts in 1920
Hod Ford 1 SB in 13 attempts in 1924-25
Bobby Doerr 6 SB in 26 attempts in 1938-39

So, Juan could very well be 3 away from breaking the record.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Runnels or Terry had the record though.

Posted: 29 August 2006 11:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 02 October 2006 12:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]

Juan Rivera was caught again on 9/28 to stretch his streak to 13 straight times caught stealing.  Unless one of the other streaks with an undetermined length is longer, he is now one away from tying the record.