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Quiz: Can anyone top these 60-game span records?

@paul_casella
June 25, 2020

With Major League Baseball announcing its plan to play a 60-game regular-season schedule, this edition of the "MLB Quiz of the Day" fittingly focuses on some of the best 60-game stretches by players and teams in big league history. Do you think you know which player racked up the most

With Major League Baseball announcing its plan to play a 60-game regular-season schedule, this edition of the "MLB Quiz of the Day" fittingly focuses on some of the best 60-game stretches by players and teams in big league history.

Do you think you know which player racked up the most hits over any 60-game stretch? What about the pitcher with the most strikeouts in a 12-game span? Or the team that had the best record through the first 60 games of a season?

MLB.com senior data architect Tom Tango and baseball research and development manager Jason Bernard crunched the numbers and unearthed the greatest 60-game runs in modern history in each major statistical category. Some simple notes on qualifiers: Tango and Bernard looked at players' best 60-game stretches within a span of 75 days or less, to account for brief interruptions like an All-Star break, and minimums of 186 plate appearances (3.1 per game) for non-counting batting stats and 60 innings pitched in any 12-game span for pitching stats were set for this exercise.

Let's get started below:

Paul Casella is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella.