Tigers Outfielder Sets A New MLB Record


Setting a league record in professional sports is no small feat, and is definitely a massive achievement for any athlete who accomplishes it.

One baseball player who can now say that he is a part of the MLB history books is Detroit Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman. 

Grossman set a new MLB record for the longest errorless streak for a positional player in league history.

The Tigers outfielder's streak is currently at 401 consecutive errorless games, surpassing the old record of 398 games that was previously set by retired outfielder Nick Markakis, a three-time Gold Glove winner.


While Grossman technically achieved the record against the Astros this past weekend, the Detroit organization officially acknowledged the accomplishment today against the Athletics.


With many different factors—such as weather conditions, for example—that can lead to errors from even the most defensively-gifted players, it puts into perspective just how impressive Grossman's record is, and really goes to show just how consistently reliable he has been in the outfield.

And while Grossman's record is now official and something he can be proud of long after his career ends, some may argue that this questionable missed catch by Grossman in a previous matchup against the Twins this season—which was not ruled an error at the time—might be a potential reason why the outfielder's record might require an asterisk.

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