• Teams Since 1996 To Win 45+ Of Their First 73 Games

    Posted by on June 27th, 2012 · Comments (4)

    Here is the list

    Eye-balling the list quickly, I would guess that less than 25% of these teams made it to the World Series.  And, less than 15% won a World Series ring.

    So many fans of these teams had their hopes and dreams, based on a fast start, hit a wall in October.   The race doesn’t always go to the swift, I suppose…

    Comments on Teams Since 1996 To Win 45+ Of Their First 73 Games

    1. clintfsu813
      June 27th, 2012 | 11:29 am

      I bet a crapload of them made it to the playoffs. That’s all I care about for now.

    2. MJ Recanati
      June 27th, 2012 | 12:16 pm

      Another post implicitly trying to set us up for one of your “I told you so’s” if the Yankees don’t win the World Series in 2012.

      Nothing terribly predictive about a post that essentially says “bet the field.” I think everyone knows how much of a crapshoot the playoffs are. The great majority of those 37 teams made the playoffs — I only eyeballed the ’02 Red Sox and ’02 D-Backs that didn’t — and that’s all anyone should care about.

    3. #15
      June 27th, 2012 | 2:08 pm

      @ clintfsu813:
      You are correct! However in the new format, winning the division is also very important.

    4. June 27th, 2012 | 2:21 pm

      @ #15:
      Amen to that.
      I don’t think anyone wants anything to do with a one game playoff.

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