• Yankees Win 41 Of Their First 66 Games

    Posted by on June 18th, 2012 · Comments (4)

    Other teams since 1918 to win exactly 41 of their first 66 games in a season prior to the 2012 Yankees:

    Rk Tm Year 5 #Matching
    1 NYY 1919 41
    2 CHW 1919 41
    3 PIT 1923 41
    4 PIT 1925 41
    5 PIT 1927 41
    6 WSH 1930 41
    7 NYY 1930 41
    8 NYY 1933 41
    9 STL 1936 41
    10 CHC 1936 41
    11 PIT 1938 41
    12 NYG 1938 41
    13 CLE 1938 41
    14 CIN 1939 41
    15 BOS 1939 41
    16 BRO 1949 41
    17 BRO 1951 41
    18 MLN 1953 41
    19 NYY 1957 41
    20 PIT 1960 41
    21 NYY 1961 41
    22 PHI 1964 41
    23 BAL 1964 41
    24 SFG 1966 41
    25 STL 1968 41
    26 SFG 1971 41
    27 PIT 1971 41
    28 PIT 1972 41
    29 CIN 1972 41
    30 CIN 1976 41
    31 BOS 1977 41
    32 CIN 1978 41
    33 MON 1979 41
    34 BOS 1979 41
    35 HOU 1980 41
    36 OAK 1981 41
    37 LAD 1981 41
    38 CIN 1981 41
    39 BOS 1982 41
    40 TOR 1984 41
    41 TOR 1985 41
    42 TOR 1987 41
    43 STL 1987 41
    44 NYY 1987 41
    45 CHW 1990 41
    46 DET 1993 41
    47 CLE 1994 41
    48 ATL 1995 41
    49 CHW 1996 41
    50 ATL 1996 41
    51 SFG 1998 41
    52 SDP 1998 41
    53 ATL 2000 41
    54 MIN 2001 41
    55 CHC 2001 41
    56 SEA 2002 41
    57 SFG 2003 41
    58 CHW 2006 41
    59 LAA 2007 41
    60 TBR 2010 41
    61 NYY 2010 41
    62 LAD 2012 41
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 6/18/2012.

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    Comments on Yankees Win 41 Of Their First 66 Games

    1. LMJ229
      June 19th, 2012 | 10:07 pm

      Imagine how many more games they would have won if they had just hit the league average with runners in scoring position.

    2. June 19th, 2012 | 10:35 pm

      @ LMJ229:
      BTW, what’s A-Rod’s SLG% down to these days, like .415? That’s part of it too.

    3. MJ Recanati
      June 20th, 2012 | 9:37 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      BTW, what’s A-Rod’s SLG% down to these days, like .415? That’s part of it too.

      Yankees as a team are batting .218/.327/.387 in RISP situations (and .261/.336/.450 overall).

      The entire team is struggling with men on base; you can’t blame everything on Rodriguez (even though you probably blame him for your toast being burned this morning or when the guy at the deli puts mayo instead of mustard on your sandwich).

    4. June 20th, 2012 | 9:47 am

      I said it was part of it, not all of it

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