MSL Records

General recordsPerfect seasonsShutoutsMost played fixtures

Biggest winning margin          59 [see note 1]
Mavericks 65 Bats 6, 27.5.98
Mavericks 64 Runners 5, 25.7.01

Biggest winning margin with Run-ahead rule 43
Barflies 43 Meteors 0 (4 inns) 16.5.17
Colt 45s 49 Meteors 3 (3½ inns) 6.6.17

Highest individual score       65
Mavericks v Bats, 27.5.98
Outlaws v Bats (6 inns) 3.6.09

Highest aggregate score         88
Outlaws 65 Bats 23 (6 inns) 3.6.09

Lowest aggregate score             2
Outlaws 2 Greensox 0, 15.5.13

Highest losing score                34
Greensox 35 Pirates 34 (5 inns) 1.5.96

Highest losing score with Run-ahead rule 25
Rebels 40 Colt 45s 25 (6 inns) 9.5.17

Lowest winning score               2
Greensox 2 Lions 1, 13.6.12
Outlaws 2 Greensox 0, 15.5.13

Narrowest win         0.014 (=1/69)
Greensox 35 Pirates 34 (5 inns) 1.5.96

Highest-scoring tie             37-37
Bats v M16s, 24.5.95

Most extra innings               3
Renegades 8 Mavericks 7 (10 inns) 9.8.00

Highest score in an inning     36
Colt 45s 3rd (v Meteors) 6.6.17

Most HRs in a game (team) [see note 2]    16
Outlaws (v Bats) 3.6.09

Most HRs in a game (individual) [see note 2]    6
Andrew Rawson (Outlaws) v Bats 3.6.09

Most HRs in a game (total) [see note 2]     20
Outlaws (16) v Bats (4) 3.6.09

Most Grand Slams in a game [see note 3]            4
Outlaws II (3) v Dragons (1) 31.7.13 (Cup)

Most Grand Slams in a game (individual) [see note 3] 2
Carl McCarthy (linked player, Lightning) v Vipers, 10.6.08
Dave Dean (Barflies) v Mayhem Freeze (same inning) 1.7.14
Paul Colton (Sharks) v Lightning 18.5.16
Adam Ashby (Freeze) v Meteors, 9.5.17

Longest streak of consecutive games [see note 4]     75
Anthony Garcia Reyes (Mayhem) 19.4.11 to 13.5.15

Notes
[1] A recently discovered scoresheet from 20 July 1994, ie before official records began, shows Platt Field Pirates beating UMIST Hackers 62-2, a margin of 60. The record, whether 60 or 59, set before the introduction of the run-ahead (slaughter) rule in 2002, is unlikely to be broken.
[2] Home runs were first recorded in 2003, though it was not until 2005 that the details appeared in the Review, which is therefore the start date for home run records.
[3] Grand slams first noted in 2008.
[4] Full appearance records are relatively recent, but a 75-game streak is unlikely to have been achieved in the early days when, in any case, fewer games were played.

Perfect (or unbeaten) seasons

The 1999 Growlers won Division 2 unbeaten with a 12½-½ record, the tied game being due to a general cancellation of games.
In 2002 the Bounty Hunters went one better with a perfect 13-0 season in Division 3.
This achievement was topped by the 2004 Mutineers who had a 15-0 season in Division 2 and the Playoff Division.
In 2015, Mavericks II in their inaugural season won Division 4 with 17 straight wins.
Even better were the 2008 Greensox who were champions with a perfect 18 wins in 2008.
Then Mayhem won the 2012 Division 3 title with 20 wins out of 20.
All these achievements have been surpassed by the Mavericks however, who won all 14 games in 2005 and again in 2006, eventually losing their 5th game of 2007 against the Greensox, who had been the last team to beat them back on September 8th, 2004: a run of 32 consecutive wins.

Shutouts

From the beginning of official records to the present date there have been 41 shutouts in league and cup games, not including forfeits.
There were no recorded shutouts before 1998, and then only 3 in the next 4 years (2 in 98, 1 in 99, none at all in 00 and 01). 2002 saw the introduction of the ‘mercy’ or ‘slaughter’ rule (officially ‘run-ahead rule’) since when there have been an average of 2.3 shutouts per year, perhaps because games are now ending before beleaguered teams can get their consolation late runs. 2009 saw a record 6 shutouts, while recent years have seen the number rise slightly, to 3 or 4 per year.

The first recorded shutout: Tribe 30 Spirits 0 (6½ inns) – 6.5.98
The biggest shutout: Speeders 53 Eagles 0 (6 inns) – 20.5.98
The lowest scoring shutout: Outlaws 2 Greensox 0 – 15.5.13
Total shutouts achieved:
Greensox 6, Mavericks 6, Thunder 4, Outlaws 3, Hackers 2, Hurricanes 2, Lions 2
Greensox have shut out Mutineers and Runners twice, both Lions shutouts have been against the Camels
Shutouts suffered:
Phoenix 3, Runners 3, Vipers 3, Bees 2, Bullfrogs 2, Camels 2, Mutineers 2, Spirits 2
Both sides of a shutout:
Bees, Camels, Greensox, Hackers, Lightning, Mavericks, Outlaws, Thunder
Shutouts per year:

98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
2 1 0 0 3 3 3 1 1 2 2 6 1 2 3 4 3 4 3

Most-played fixtures

The most tested rivalry since records began in 1994 is between Mavericks and Greensox, who have met 56 times, with Sox one win away from squaring the series. Details of the top 13 rivalries follow. Hackers-Bats is the most-played game between founder members, a rivalry renewed last season (2016) after a 5-year gap but now again on hold. Totals include cup games.

56 Mavericks v Greensox 28½-27½
53 Mavericks v Dodgers 39-14
52 Greensox v Dodgers 41-11
31† Bats v Hackers 19-12
28† Speeders v Bats 20½-7½
30 Greensox v Lions 20-10
26* Greensox v Runners 18½-7½
29 Lions v Mavericks 15-14
27 Lions v Dodgers 22-5
24* Mavericks v Runners 20½-3½
22* Outlaws v Thunder 13-9
21* Dodgers v Runners 13-8
20* Bees v Dodgers 9-9 + 2 ties

Notes: * Records frozen as one team involved has folded. † Not due to meet this season.
1. Dodgers records include seasons as Mostly Harmless and Just Lust.
2. Runners records include season as Ringway Pirates