A week of breaking records for former Missouri State pitcher Brad Ziegler concluded Sunday afternoon in Oakland as the A’s reliever tossed two more scoreless innings against Texas to extend his career-starting scoreless streak to 27 innings and break the 101-year-old Major League Baseball record of Philadelphia’s George McQuillan in the process.
Ziegler, who made his MLB debut with the Athletics on May 31, set the American League record on July 22, a mark that had stood since 1945 and was by Boston’s Boo Ferris. He pitched 1.1 scoreless innings July 25 to tie McQuillan’s mark, and shut out Texas for two more frames Sunday to break the record that had stood since 1907.
Ziegler pitched for the Bears from 2000-03 and earned third-team all-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association in 2003. He owns MSU career records for starts (49), innings pitched (365), strikeouts (330) and victories (32). During his senior season, the Odessa, Mo., native, set season records with 12 wins and 16 starts while the Bears advanced to the College World Series.
Ziegler began the 2008 season at Triple-A Sacramento and allowed one earned run in 24 1/3 innings for a 0.37 ERA before being called up to Oakland.
courtesy Missouri State athletics.