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The Greatest Post-Season Road Warriors Of All-Time?

Posted by Steve Lombardi on December 21, 2009

A simple but fun list via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Post-Season Game Finder...

...most post-season road games won by a team in a given year. Here's the leader board:

Rk Tm Year #Matching W L  
1 NYY 1996 8 8 0 Ind. Games
2 NYY 2000 6 6 0 Ind. Games
3 FLA 2003 6 6 0 Ind. Games
4 CHW 2005 6 6 0 Ind. Games
5 BOS 2004 6 6 0 Ind. Games
6 TOR 1993 5 5 0 Ind. Games
7 STL 2006 5 5 0 Ind. Games
8 SFG 2002 5 5 0 Ind. Games
9 PIT 1979 5 5 0 Ind. Games
10 NYY 1999 5 5 0 Ind. Games
11 NYY 2003 5 5 0 Ind. Games
12 NYY 1998 5 5 0 Ind. Games
13 FLA 1997 5 5 0 Ind. Games
14 CLE 1997 5 5 0 Ind. Games
15 BAL 1983 5 5 0 Ind. Games
16 ATL 1996 5 5 0 Ind. Games
17 ATL 1995 5 5 0 Ind. Games
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 12/21/2009.

 

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Yes, since the playoffs were expanded in 1995, it's hard for a pre-1995 team to have a chance here. Nonetheless, what the 1996 Yankees did in October is impressive - getting 8 of the required 11 wins needed (for a ring) on the road. And, what about those teams that won 5 post-season road games in a year and who didn't win a ring that season? Yeah, 2002 Giants, 2003 Yankees, 1997 Indians and 1996 Braves and ...I'm looking at you!

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7 Responses to “The Greatest Post-Season Road Warriors Of All-Time?”

  1. damthesehigheels Says:

    is it accurate that non of those teams lost a road playoff game in the years in question? or is this just a chart showing road games won only.

  2. 96 Yankees were undefeated on the road, but the chart is just road games won

  3. Here is the list with team road losses included:

    Rk Tm Year #Matching W ▾ L
    1 NYY 1996 8 8 0 Ind. Games
    2 CHW 2005 6 6 0 Ind. Games
    3 BOS 2004 8 6 2 Ind. Games
    4 FLA 2003 9 6 3 Ind. Games
    5 NYY 2000 9 6 3 Ind. Games
    6 BAL 1983 5 5 0 Ind. Games
    7 NYY 1998 6 5 1 Ind. Games
    8 NYY 1999 6 5 1 Ind. Games
    9 PIT 1979 6 5 1 Ind. Games
    10 TOR 1993 6 5 1 Ind. Games
    11 ATL 1995 7 5 2 Ind. Games
    12 FLA 1997 7 5 2 Ind. Games
    13 ATL 1996 8 5 3 Ind. Games
    14 NYY 2003 8 5 3 Ind. Games
    15 STL 2006 8 5 3 Ind. Games
    16 CLE 1997 9 5 4 Ind. Games
    17 SFG 2002 9 5 4 Ind. Games
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 12/22/2009.
  4. The Yankees in 1996 were just at the beginning of their recent greatness. Many would say that the Braves, Orioles, and Indians were better teams that year. But in the 18 games that counted --season and post-season-- that the Yankees played in those teams' home parks in '96, the Yankees went 18-0.

  5. The Yankees were 3-4 at home that postseason. All three wins were by 1 run, two of them in extra innings. You always think of Yankee Stadium as the last place you'd want to be as an opposing team in the playoffs. Yet in '96 the Yankees had to scratch and claw for a win there, coming only a few hits away from 0-7.

  6. Yankeefan25 Says:

    In 1996, The Yankees were unstoppable with a 90-72 record during the course of that season and with Andy Pettitte going strong with a season 21-8 with a 3.87 ERA and 162 strikeouts but losing the Cy Young award ballot to Pat Hentgen going 20-10 and with a 3.22 ERA and with 177 strikeouts so as you can see a slight difference. The reason they were undefeated was because a of both strong pitching and strong batting by Wade Boggs getting 168 hits and Derek Jeter with 183 hits and thats why they were so great in the postseason.

  7. Yankeefan25 Says:

    I accidentally put 90-72 record on my statement the 96' Yankees went actually 92-70
    My apologizes