The other day I watched a game on TV between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees. It ended in a 1-0 victory, but in a rather odd way. Seattle got only 1 hit, and scored a run to win the game, but New York got 6 hits and scored no runs. Here’s ESPN’s scoreboard for the day of the game, and I notice that on the same day of the Mariners-Yankees game that I’m writing about, the Montreal Expos notched five hits without earning a run in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
This led me to wonder: what is the major league record for the most number of hits that a team produced in a game without earning a run? I’ve poked around using Google, but can’t seem to find an answer. I’m hoping maybe somebody out there with the mother of all baseball almanacs will have the answer somewhere.