Jeff Samardzija, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, hurled a three-hit, complete-game shutout in the Giants’ 3-0 win over San Diego on Monday night. It was the sixth straight year that Samardzija had at least one complete game in a season.
Baseball fans know that the complete game has become somewhat of a lost art in today’s game (that’s a topic for a future stat). If we look at past history, Nolan Ryan holds the MLB record for most seasons with at least one complete game with 24. He is followed by Early Wynn (23) and Dennis Martinez, Don Sutton and Tommy John (each with 22).
Sutton holds the MLB record for most consecutive seasons with at least one complete game at 22.
For Brewers fans, Moose Haas holds the team record for most seasons with one or more complete game with nine. He is followed by Mike Caldwell (8) and Ben Sheets, Bill Wegman and Jim Slaton (each with 7).