Comments on: The Best of Times and The Worst of Times http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1302 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1302/comment-page-1#comment-6343 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 23:33:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1302#comment-6343 I found it interesting that all 3 guys are very good players. Of course, anyone who starts that many games in two different seasons at least a few years apart is probably at least a decent player.

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By: tomepp http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1302/comment-page-1#comment-6340 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 20:46:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1302#comment-6340 One interesting observation is how fast the Seattle Mariners fell - just 7 years after a record 116-win season, they were in the 100-loss cellar. The Mariners actually were in the AL West cellar just 3 years after that 116-win season (by 2004), and avoided the 100-loss stigma by just 1 game (63-99). Funny things happen after fire-sales...

Rocky experienced those highs and lows in a span of 4 seasons, but that was because he switched teams from the runner-up Tigers in 1961 to the cellar-dwelling Kansas City A's in 1964 (who would have another 100-loss season the next year).

Eddie Murray experienced those extremes with the same team as well (the Orioles), but it only happened after a fairly steady 9-year decline from one of the best records in franchise history to the worst record of their Baltimore years.

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