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Most Impressive Streaks and Stats from MLB's 1st Half
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Streaks and statistics are the lifeblood of Major League Baseball.

As soon as a player or a team starts doing something good or bad for an extended period of time, it's time for a history lesson and a debate over whether the record in question can be broken. 

Case in point, Adam Wainwright opened the season with 34.2 consecutive innings pitched without allowing a walk. This led us to not only question who held the all-time record and what it was, but to also question whether Wainwright could surpass the record of 84.1 innings set by Bill Fischer in 1962.

He didn't break the record, and Fischer's name slips back into obscurity until the next time someone strings together a few dozen consecutive innings without allowing a base on balls.

Let's take a look at a handful of other statistical streaks from the first half of the 2013 MLB season that could eventually send us digging through the history books.

 

*All statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs.com, ESPN.com and Baseball-Reference.com and are accurate through the start of play on Tuesday, July 2.

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