• Yanks Now Need Some Funk To Top Phils?

    Posted by on October 29th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    Before Game One of the 2009 World Series, since 1969, the visiting team has won the first game of the World Series 14 times. Here’s the list of all the times, since 1969, where the visiting team has won Game One of a World Series:

    Date		Win	Lose	Score	Champ
    10/28/2009	PHI	NYY	6-1	??
    10/22/2008	PHI	TBR	3-2	PHI
    10/21/2006	STL	DET	7-2	STL
    10/18/2003	FLA	NYY	3-2	FLA
    10/19/2002	SFG	ANA	4-3	ANA
    10/23/1999	NYY	ATL	4-1	NYY
    10/20/1996	ATL	NYY	12-1	NYY
    10/18/1986	BOS	NYM	1-0	NYM
    10/19/1985	STL	KCR	3-1	KCR
    10/9/1984	DET	SDP	3-2	DET
    10/11/1983	PHI	BAL	2-1	BAL
    10/12/1982	MIL	STL	10-0	STL
    10/12/1974	OAK	LAD	3-2	OAK
    10/14/1972	OAK	CIN	3-2	OAK
    10/10/1970	BAL	CIN	4-3	BAL

    O.K., so, in these 14 cases, here, 57% of the time the team that won that first game went on to win the World Series. That’s not far off from being 50-50.

    However, note that, from 1985 forward, the visiting team who won that first game of the series went on to get a ring every time except in series where something funky happened – like the Giants choke in 2002, the Leyritz/Wohlers homer in 1996, the Red Sox choke in 1986 and the Don Denkinger call in 1985.

    So, does this mean the Yankees now need something funky to happen in this World Series for them to come back and win it? Well, put it this way…it couldn’t hurt…could it?

    Comments on Yanks Now Need Some Funk To Top Phils?

    1. Corey
      October 29th, 2009 | 12:28 pm

      We got guys on our team who’ve done it, I’m not worried.

    2. October 29th, 2009 | 2:54 pm

      Lot of those Phillies players have rings too. More than these current Yankees.

    3. Corey
      October 29th, 2009 | 3:10 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Lot of those Phillies players have rings too. More than these current Yankees.

      Lol sure, if the Yankees were 1 year removed from a title they’d have a ton of players with rings too.

    4. Corey
      October 29th, 2009 | 3:11 pm

      And how many of those players have come back from an 0-1 deficit in the World Series? What about the Yankees?

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