The Salt Lake Trappers, a rookie league baseball team, moved closer Wednesday night to an 86-year-old professional record for consecutive victories.
The Trappers of the Class-A Pioneer League, who are not affiliated with any major league team, swept a doubleheader from Idaho Falls, 8-3 and 7-2, at Salt Lake City to increase their winning streak to 25 games.
The professional baseball record for consecutive victories is 27, set by Corsicana of the Texas League in 1902 and tied by Baltimore of the International League in 1921. The major league record is 26 by the New York Giants in 1916.
Salt Lake's streak is the longest in baseball since Spartanburg won 25 straight in the Western Carolinas League in 1966. Stockton won 26 straight in the California League in 1947.