But since then, the record has been spotless: 21 Medlen starts, 21 Braves victories, and a spot for Medlen just behind Ford. Medlen allowed four hits in eight shutout innings and picked up the win as the Braves defeated the Marlins, 3-0. But skeptics still wondered if Medlen could do it in the big leagues, given the long history of pitchers who dominated on the farm only to fail spectacularly in the Show. Medlen didn't fail. According to the Braves' press notes, no team has won as many consecutive starts by a pitcher since the Yankees won 22 straight starts by Ford from July 6, 1950, through June 12, 1953. . When 46-year-old Satchel Paige recorded the final five outs for the save , the final outcome did more than just add another line to the wonderful mythology of Paige; it also gave the baseball world an outcome it had never seen the Yankees taking a loss in a Whitey Ford start.