The Yankees have won 12 of their first 18 games this season. Since 1973, how many times have they won 12+ of their first 18 games? Here’s the answer:
Since 1973, prior to this season, they’ve done it 11 times. Interesting that 1998, 1999 and 2000 were the only times they did it and then went on to win the World Series. But, then again, that 1998-2000 squad was a special team.
In any event, anything is better than their start in 2005 where they lost 11 of their first 18. Or, 1985 and 1991, where they lost 12 of their first 18.