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If a record fell in Anaheim, would anyone notice?

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Aug. 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm with 1 Comment »
August 10, 2011 4:23 pm
Franklin Gutierrez has caught a record

We bring you news which is four days old but news because, until Wednesday, no one realized it had happened.

Say what?

In last Saturday’s Mariners-Angels game in Anaheim, center fielder Franklin Gutierrez tied Darin Erstad’s American League record for consecutive errorless chances (723) – but the baseball information department initially overlooked the record.

On Sunday, Gutierrez broke the record and, entering the game Wednesday in Texas, had 726 total consecutive chances since making his last error on Aug. 20, 2009.

The major league record belongs to Darren Lewis (938) and was set with San Francisco and Oakland, from 1990-1994. If Gutierrez matches that, someone is bound to notice.

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  1. Off topic, but I just want to wish Divish well on his new gig. Covering sports for the most arrogant fans in sport is not my idea of a great time, but at least he’s still got a job as a sportswriter.

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