• When Worst Ever Worlds Collide

    Posted by on February 17th, 2007 · Comments (3)

    If you use Pythagorean Winning Percentage to judge every Yankees season, you’ll see that:

    Since 1956, there has been only one “awesomely super” Yankees team (in 1998). However, since 1956, there have been four “awesomely bad” Yankees teams (in 1967, 1989, 1990, and 1991).

    It’s safe to say that the 1911-1913 and 1989-1991 periods were the worst three-year runs in Yankees team history.

    I wonder what would have happened if the 1912 Yankees had played the 1990 Yankees – who would have won more often? If anyone out there has some baseball simulation software, and the free time, give it a try and let me know how it ends up. It would be interesting to see which team was the worst between the two.

    Update 2/18/07, 9:23 am ET: The results are in! Click here for more.

    Comments on When Worst Ever Worlds Collide

    1. February 17th, 2007 | 8:16 pm

      Don’t forget 1965-67. That may have been as bad, or even worse than 1989-91….

    2. brockdc
      February 17th, 2007 | 8:30 pm

      Wow, Tim Leary was a horse that year (208 IP/4.11 ERA)!

      Trying to be glass half-full here.

    3. February 18th, 2007 | 8:41 am

      Mr 19 losses!

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