In the 91 seasons between 1921 and 2011, the New York Yankees had 50 “Playoff Appearances.” (See chart below.)
For those scoring at home, that’s a rate of making the post-season 55% of the time over a 91-year period. And, it means that just about half the time they made the post-season, they have won a ring – as they have 27 World Series Championships.
However, over the last 11 seasons prior to this year, the Yankees have made the post-season 10 times and only won one ring.
Is that because there are more rounds in the post-season today? Or, is it because the Yankees of recent years are a team built to reach the post-season but not win in the post-season? What do you think?