Saturday, October 28, 2006

Baseball Factoids

The World Series winning St. Louis Cardinals were more games over .500 in the postseason (11-5) than they were in the whole of the regular season (83-78).

They have the worst record of any team that has won the World Series.

Their combined wins regular and postseason were less than the regular season win total of four teams.

They had the 13th best record in baseball.

Five teams who did not make the playoffs had a better record than the Cardinals.

Of the seven series played in the post season only one favorite won, the Mets over the Dodgers. All the others had the perceived underdogs win. Every team with the home field advantage lost except the Mets in the previous mentioned series.

How weird the game of baseball is.

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