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    Fewest errors by a team in a 162 game season

    What team holds the record for fewest errors committed in a 162 game season? Just wondering, thanks.

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    I remember all of the announcers talking about the 2007 Rockies having the least amount of errors as a team but I couldn't provide you with any further details and or stats.
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    That must be the NL record. I found this on another site:

    1. 2003 Mariners -- 65
    T2. 1999 Mets -- 68
    T2. 2006 Red Sox -- 68
    4. 2000 Indians -- 72
    5. 2004 Dodgers -- 73
    6. 2002 Twins -- 74

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    The kept talking about them as the "Best defense in history".
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    Top 10 in AL

    1. 2003 Seattle Mariners, 65 E
    2. 2006 Boston Red Sox, 66 E
    3. 2000 Cleveland Indians, 72 E
    4. 2007 Baltimore Orioles, 79 E
    T5. 1998 Baltimore Orioles, 81 E
    T5. 2007 Boston Red Sox, 81 E
    T7. 2008 New York Yankees, 83 E
    T7. 2001 Seattle Mariners, 83 E
    T7. 1988 Minnesota Twins, 83 E
    T10. 2006 Minnesota Twins, 84 E
    T10. 2006 Oakland A's, 84 E
    T10. 2008 Toronto Blue Jays, 84 E


    Top 10 in NL

    T1. 1999 New York Mets, 68 E
    T1. 2007 Colorado Rockies, 68 E
    2. 2004 LA Dodgers, 73 E
    3. 2003 St Louis Cardinalds, 77 E
    4. 2003 Florida Marlins, 78 E
    5. 2006 Houston Astros, 80 E
    6. 2004 Philadelphia Phillies, 81 E
    T7. 2007 Pittsburgh Pirates, 83 E
    T7. 2002 Houston Astros, 83 E
    T7. 2008 New York Mets, 83 E
    10. 2001 Arizona D-backs, 84 E

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    Awesome, thanks Josh!

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    Pretty sure the M's had like 15 games without an error- some crazy amount like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zito75 View Post
    Pretty sure the M's had like 15 games without an error- some crazy amount like that.
    The Yankees just set a new record this year. 18 straight games without an error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipitch View Post
    The Yankees just set a new record this year. 18 straight games without an error.
    Well there you go... That's pretty darn good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ipitch View Post
    The Yankees just set a new record this year. 18 straight games without an error.
    Yes, from May 14th to June 1st (18 games) the Yankees team did not make a single error.

    Immediately after that they proceded to make at least 1 error in their next 10 games and 14 of their last 18 games.

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    It's early, but the Twins have only 24 Errors in 71 Games and the Jays 27 Errors in 71 Games.

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    Just to bump this after finding this thread in a search......

    Through 47 team games, the Minnesota Twins have made just 10 errors, and at the current pace would finish the season with 35 errors.

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    That's mighty good D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowanic View Post
    That's mighty good D.
    Is is if you don't count their well below average OF defense. The starting infield is pretty top notch, though. Hardy, Punto, Hudson, Morneau, and Mauer are all playing well above average defensively this year.

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    Wow. Almost all these teams are from the past decade. Why is that? Is it that there are fewer balls in play with all the focus on home runs? Maybe the gloves themselves have gotten better? Did coaches start to stress the fundamentals of fielding more in the last 10-20 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian2813 View Post
    Wow. Almost all these teams are from the past decade. Why is that? Is it that there are fewer balls in play with all the focus on home runs? Maybe the gloves themselves have gotten better? Did coaches start to stress the fundamentals of fielding more in the last 10-20 years?
    And with more K's. Strikeouts have gone up by about 2 per game since 1980.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwiggins View Post
    And with more K's. Strikeouts have gone up by about 2 per game since 1980.
    Ah, that makes sense.

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    The Astros had only 67 errors in 2008. That would be the NL record, except they played only 161 games.

    The AL record for fewest errors committed in a 162-game season was demolished within the past couple years. Can you name the team? Actually, two teams bested the 2003 Mariners that year.

    No cheating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowtipper View Post
    The Astros had only 67 errors in 2008. That would be the NL record, except they played only 161 games.

    The AL record for fewest errors committed in a 162-game season was demolished within the past couple years. Can you name the team? Actually, two teams bested the 2003 Mariners that year.

    No cheating
    The 2013 Rays committed only 59 errors, fielding .990 as a team. They actually played 163 games that year.

    But the 2013 Orioles did even better. They committed only 54 errors and fielded .991 as a team. 54 errors is the fewest ever committed by a squad in a 162-game campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian2813 View Post
    Wow. Almost all these teams are from the past decade. Why is that? Is it that there are fewer balls in play with all the focus on home runs? Maybe the gloves themselves have gotten better? Did coaches start to stress the fundamentals of fielding more in the last 10-20 years?
    Not the only reason, but I feel scorers are getting easier on players in calling errors/hits. Based on my observations of White Sox and Cubs games, some misplays that would be called errors in the 1980's are now called hits. My friends and I have discussed this watching Chicago games. Also, we don't feel that this is the "Back in the day, I walked 10 miles to school through 2' of snow" situation. We were commenting that pitchers today are getting gyped when plays should be called errors, as opposed to saying everything was better/harder in the past.
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