CLEVELAND -- All good things must come to an end, and so it has for veteran catcher Mike Redmond's errorless streak. When Redmond's throw to second base on a Jay Bruce stolen-base attempt in the fourth inning Saturday skipped past Mark Grudzielanek, Redmond committed his first error since July 22, 2004, a span of 253 games as a catcher that stands as a Major League record. "I don't know what's more amazing," Redmond said. "That I went 253 games without an error, or that it took me six years to do it."
Redmond was with the Marlins the last time he made an error. Since then, he served five years as Joe Mauer's backup in Minnesota and joined the Indians this season as the backup to Lou Marson. The previous record of 252 was held by former Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny, who didn't commit an error from Aug. 2, 2002, to Aug. 1, 2004. Chris Snyder of the D-backs is hot on Redmond's trail, having not committed an error since Aug. 22, 2007, a span of 229 games. However long his record lasts, Redmond is proud of it. "I've taken a lot of pride in my defense over the years," he said. "To go that long without making an error is pretty neat. I give a lot of credit to my middle infielders, because not every one of those throws was perfect. A lot of guys picked me up and made plays that were not easy."
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.