On This Day In Baseball History: July 30, 2014

Felix Hernandez

 

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez makes his 14th consecutive start of at least 7 innings allowing 2 or fewer runs, establishing a new Major League mark previously held by Tom Seaver and accomplished during his 1971 season. King Felix would extend the streak to 16 games before only throwing 5 innings against the Tigers where he allowed 2 runs. His streak began on May 18th during which he threw 121 innings, went 9-2, struck out 134 batters with a 1.41 ERA, and had a .165 batting average against. Despite that he finished the year leading the league with a 2.14 ERA, WHIP at 0.915, and hits per 9 innings at 6.5 he finished second to Corey Kluber in the AL CY Young voting.

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