• When Was The Last Time The Yankees Had A Lead This Fat After Their Game On July 18th?

    Posted by on July 19th, 2012 · Comments (3)

    Here’s where the Yankees were in the A.L. East, after their game on July 18th, from 1996 to 2012:

    Year Place Games +/-
    2012 1st  +  10.0
    2011 2nd  - 1.5
    2010 1st + 3.0
    2009 2nd - 2.0
    2008 3rd - 5.5
    2007 2nd - 6.5
    2006 2nd - 0.5
    2005 1st  + 0.5
    2004 1st  + 7.0
    2003 1st  + 4.0
    2002 1st  + 3.0
    2001 1st  + 1.0
    2000 1st  + 1.0
    1999 1st  + 4.0
    1998 1st  +  14.0
    1997 2nd  - 3.5
    1996 1st  + 8.0

    As you can see, the last time the Yankees had a cushion, like they do today, was back in 1998.

    Of course, the Yankees 1998 season was one of the best in baseball history.

    Where will New York’s 2012 season rank when it’s said and done? We have to wait and see on that one.

    Comments on When Was The Last Time The Yankees Had A Lead This Fat After Their Game On July 18th?

    1. Evan3457
      July 19th, 2012 | 2:03 pm

      As well as this team has played for the last two months, the 1998 team played that well for 90 games, after a 1-4 start. That was a superteam, and it had a 14 game lead at this point because it earned every bit of it. The 2nd place Red Sox were 14 games over at 53-39, while the Yanks were 68-23.

      This team is 10 games up because it’s played exceedingly well for the last 50 games, but also because, one way or another, its opposition has fallen apart.

    2. July 22nd, 2012 | 7:59 pm

      Up by ten, and, then, boom, in a blink of an eye, four days later, it’s down to six games.

      Stupid, fucking, Yankees.

      It’s a race again.

    3. Raf
      July 22nd, 2012 | 8:49 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Up by ten, and, then, boom, in a blink of an eye, four days later, it’s down to six games.
      Stupid, fucking, Yankees.
      It’s a race again.

      And 4 days later it can be up to 10 games again. BFD. It’s July, teams don’t clinch in July.

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