Comments on: The Cubs haven’t been more than 1 game over or under .500 all season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Darren Delgado http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107922 Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:35:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107922 This is slightly off-topic but related:in 1999, some time in May, I realized there were no 3-1 finals in the NL, and no 2-0 games in the AL. I started following it with some interest until each happened in late May (the Angels beat the Yankees 2-0 on May 13 and the Giants beat the Astros 3-1 on May 22).

Has there ever been a season when a relatively common score never made it to completion all the way through the season?

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By: Bob http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107423 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:17:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107423 They did have a winning streak of two games between games 3-5.

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By: Hire Jim Essian - Uncle Mike’s Friday BROWSing: The “Half a Game Back” Edition http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107420 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:02:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107420 [...] And speaking of approximately .500 baseball, WIN. [...]

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By: josh24 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107405 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:01:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107405 #13 - 15 games is the record.
1974 PHI - June 4 to June 20, game #52 to #66
http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/1974-schedule-scores.shtml

1981 LAD - June 7 to Aug 21, game #54 to #68
http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAD/1981-schedule-scores.shtml

2010 COL - Aug 3 to Aug 19, game #106 to #120
http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/COL/2010-schedule-scores.shtml

Some can say that these are 16-game streaks (if we add the game that is right before the streak begins), but I see it this way: "Most consecutive games having a result (W/L/T) different from the previous game".

Other facts: There have been 185 streaks of this kind of at least 10 G, with the 1905 PHA being the only team with 3 streaks in the same season (10,10, and 14). 1979 NYY had 2 streaks, spanning from Aug 22 to Sept 16; a 23-game span, with streaks of 10 and 11, respectively.

Note: I only have data for streaks in the same season, not jumping from one to another.

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By: josh24 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107404 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:39:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107404 #10 - No team had 1-1 record:
1901 AL
1911 AL
1912 AL
1917 NL
1923 AL
1933 AL
1951 AL
1956 AL
1973 NL
1977 NL
1987 NL
1994 AL

And, as you already mentioned, 1879 in the only year in which no team in ML did it.

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By: eorns http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107371 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:32:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107371 On a related note, a few years ago I remember doing a search for the largest alternating W-L-W-L streak and I believe the record was 16 games. Can't remember who it was, though. Would love to see an updated version!

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107363 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 01:42:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107363 In any case ... if the Cubs keep bringing Jeff Samardzija into real live major-league ballgames, they'll have a losing streak soon enough.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107361 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 01:03:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107361 Those 19th century team codes are not very familiar looking. The two 9-9 teams are the 1882 Cincinnati Red Stockings (Reds first season) and the 1890 Brooklyn Ward's Wonders

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CIN/1882-schedule-scores.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BWW/1890-schedule-scores.shtml

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107359 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:50:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107359 It did NOT happen in 1879, that's for sure. Check out the standings on May 2:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/games/standings.cgi?date=1879-05-02

No 1-1 teams that year. As far as I can tell, that's the only year that happened.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10792/comment-page-1#comment-107358 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:49:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10792#comment-107358 And here is the 19th century:

1890 BRP (PL) 9-9
1884 CL5 (AA) 7-7
1882 CN2 (AA) 9-9
1874 PH1 (NA) 7-7

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