Comments on: Seasons With 2+ Sudden Death Post-Season Games http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Simon Oliver Lockwood http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-173210 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:19:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-173210 Could 1962 count as well? Yes, technically the Giants / Dodgers playoff were regular season games, but ...

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By: James Jack http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-172132 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:58:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-172132 Nice read, thank you for the information, take care.

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By: The Original Jimbo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-171901 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 08:10:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-171901 I've been watching baseball for 25 years. The Blue Jays are my favourite team.

But the 2001 WS was the best series I ever saw IMO.

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By: Thom-13 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-171784 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 01:49:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-171784 @everybody. I am a bit confused on the term "Sudden Death". Baseball really doesn't have "sudden death" as per NFL. The away team can score 40 runs in the top of the 19th, but if the home team scores exactly 40 runs in the bottom of the 19th, we go to the 20th. It is only "sudden" if the HOME team wins in the bottom of the 9th inning or later.

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By: jake http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-171091 Sat, 15 Oct 2011 19:57:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-171091 It's gonna be really hard to top 2003.

Bartman, Boone, Beckett...and that's just listing the B's.

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By: Shping http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-171052 Sat, 15 Oct 2011 18:37:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-171052 @3 -- Good point.

Seems the best way to look at this question would be to calculate the WPA variations throughout each individual game for each postseason, total them up and/or average them, then compare them to other years. It would be a very laborious process, i believe, but would be a great way to objectively answer this question. And longer 5 and 7 game series would automatically get "extra votes" just by having extra games/numbers to add.

Anyone up for the challenge? 🙂

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By: pauley http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-171049 Sat, 15 Oct 2011 18:35:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-171049 1986- I count seven truly great baseball games within this years playoffs- ALCS game 4: Angels beat Sex 4-3 (Cal scores 3 runs in 9th to tie and win on a Bobby Grich walk off single in the 11th) ALCS game 5: Bos 7-6 (Baylor and Henderson HR's to tie game in 9th, Bos wins in 11) NLCS game 1: Hou 1 NY 0 (Scott outduels Gooden 1-0, both complete games, only run a Glenn Davis HR) NLCS game 3: NY 6 Hou 5 (Len Dykstra 2 run walkoff HR to win game) NLCS game 5: NY 2 Hou 1 in 12 innings (another walkoff win) NLCS game 6: NY 7 Hou 6 (16 inn.- Hou scores 3 in 1st, NY ties it with 3 in 9th, NYM leave bases loaded in 9th, NYM score in 14th and leave bases loaded again, Billy Hatcher ties it with home run, Mets score 3 in top of 16th, Astros score 2 in bottom of inning and leave the series ends with the tying run at 2nd and winning run at 1st.)
Oh, and then theres WS game 6, where the ball goes through Buckner's legs, in case you haven't heard.

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By: scott-53 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-171041 Sat, 15 Oct 2011 18:16:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-171041 @6: 1912-7 game series.
1924-7 game series.
1986- 20 games in 3 series.
2003-38 games in 7 series.

Not a criticism, but no other years had more volume under the formats of those times.

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-171026 Sat, 15 Oct 2011 17:43:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-171026 1986 was a classic post season all around, the 2 league championships and the World Series. 1968 was a great World Series between the Tigers and Cardinals. 2011 has been a good post season run so far but not sure how memorable it will be in the future. Still enough games left to make for some unforgettable drama.

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By: TheGoof http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15864/comment-page-1#comment-170989 Sat, 15 Oct 2011 15:52:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15864#comment-170989 What about 1924? 1912? 1986? And, of course, 2003. It takes more than volume.

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