Definition. A starting pitcher is credited with a shutout when he pitches the entire game for a team and does not allow the opposition to score. By definition, any pitcher who throws a shutout is also awarded a win.
In Major League Baseball, a shutout (denoted statistically as ShO or SHO) refers to the act by which a single pitcher pitches a complete game and does not allow the opposing team to score a run.
In sports such as football and hockey, a shutout is a game or part of a game in which one of the teams wins and prevents the opposing team from scoring.
A shutout is when a pitcher throws a complete game and gives up zero runs while a no-hitter is when a pitcher throws a complete game and gives up no hits.
In 2019, 268 games ended in a shutout, or roughly 11% of all games. Since Major League Baseball expanded to 30 teams in 1998, there have been anywhere from 193 to 353 shutouts per season (excluding 2020), or anywhere from 7.9% to 14.5% of all games ended in a shutout.
In the case of a nine-inning game, if your team (or opponent) is winning by 10 runs after seven innings (or after the top of the sixth if you are the home team) the game ends. The Mercy Rule is in play after five innings (or after the top of the fourth if you are the home team) if your team is ahead by ten runs.
The all-time record for the greatest shutout score in major league history is 28-0. Providence of the National League, with the great Hoss Radboum pitching, defeated Philadelphia 28-0 on August 21, 1883. There were 2 games in the pre-1900 National League with scores of 24-0 and another with a 20-0 score.
Walter Johnson+Career Leaders & Records for Shutouts
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||Shutouts|
|1.||Walter Johnson+ (21)||110|
|2.||Pete Alexander+ (20)||90|
|3.||Christy Mathewson+ (17)||79|
|4.||Cy Young+ (22)||76|
shut•out (shut′out′), n. an act or instance of shutting out.
The Los Angeles Angels have the most shutouts by a team this season, with 2 shutouts.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||2022||94|
|St. Louis Cardinals||2022||81|
|Boston Red Sox||2022||67|
|Chicago White Sox||2022||71|
In hockey, when two goalies play and neither allow a goal against, who gets the shutout? Neither goalie would be credited with the shutout, it would be marked as a team shutout.
Split Game Shutouts
It’s also possible for the team to earn a shutout using both their goaltenders. For example, the starting goalie could get injured during the game, resulting in the back up taking over.
Necciai is best remembered for the unique feat of striking out 27 batters in a nine-inning game, which he accomplished while playing with the Class-D Appalachian League team, the Bristol Twins, on May 13, 1952. He is the only pitcher ever to do so in a nine-inning, professional-league game.
On April 23, 1964, Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt . 45s became the first pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter and lose. In fact, he is still the only individual to throw an official (nine-inning) no-hitter and lose.
Nine-inning no-hitters in a losing effort
Unlike a perfect game, in which no batters reach base, in regular no-hitters batters can reach base in other ways, such as a walk, an error, or a hit batsman, thus it is possible for the team pitching the no-hitter to lose.
Pete Alexander (along with George Bradley) holds the single-season shutout record with 16. His career total of 90 is ranked second all-time to Walter Johnson’s 110 shutouts.
Overtime or shootout losses (OTL) aren’t recorded in Fantasy Hockey. Shutouts - Goalies must play the entire game to earn a shutout. It’s not possible for 2 or more goalies to combine for a shutout. If a scoreless game goes into a shootout, both goalies will be credited with a Shutout.
The record for most runs scored by a team in a single inning is 18, set by the Chicago White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs) against the Detroit Wolverines on September 6, 1883. The modern-day record is 17, achieved by the Boston Red Sox against the Detroit Tigers on June 18, 1953.
Most runs scored in a game in MLB history
720 with runners in scoring position. The Blue Jays cleared the 27-run mark in the ninth inning with Red Sox infielder Yolmer Sanchez on the mound. Although 28 runs allowed is a club record, 23 runs isn’t the biggest loss. That’s still the 27-3 defeat in 1923 to Cleveland.
Walter Johnson is the all-time leader in shutouts with 110.
Tigers shut out for 20th time in 2022 season.
As a result, Aroldis Chapman is credited with throwing the fastest pitch in MLB history. On Sept. 24, 2010, Chapman made MLB history. Then a rookie relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, the fireballer unleashed a fastball clocked at 105.1 mph by PITCH/fx. MLB later bumped that up to 105.8 mph.
In Major League Baseball, the 300 win club is an informal term applied to the group of pitchers who have won 300 or more games in their careers.Closest Active Players
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