The Triple-A Salt Lake Bees (Pacific Coast League) honored the 1987 Salt Lake Trappers Thursday night, marking the 25th anniversary of the team’s 29 consecutive games won. The “29 in a Row” by the Trappers remains the longest winning streak in American professional baseball history. The Bees wore authentic Trappers uniforms during the team’s game against the Sacramento River Cats.
The Salt Lake Trappers were an independent Pioneer League team based in Salt Lake City from 1985-92. Part owners included current Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno and actor/comedian Bill Murray. The team played its home games at Derks Field, formerly located on the current site of Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Trappers captured four league titles, including the 1987 championship in which the team won 29 consecutive games, setting a professional baseball record that still stands. For more information regarding the 1987 Trappers, visit 29inarow.com.
Read more here from the The Salt Lake Tribune. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.