Comments on: Blowing 9th-inning leads http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/401 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/401/comment-page-1#comment-2021 Sun, 04 Nov 2007 08:21:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/401#comment-2021 Well, there were many fewer overall games in '94 where a team entered the 9th inning with the lead (1437 as compared to 2045 in '93) and 66 of those leads turned into losses. That yields 4.6%. I don't know why there would have been a higher proportion of blown leads in that year, though. It's worth mentioning that the running average line doesn't simply average the yearly percentages, but rather takes the total number of game situations and calculates an overall percentage. Thus, the 1994 data point has lesser impact than the other surrounding data points.

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By: vonhayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/401/comment-page-1#comment-2020 Sun, 04 Nov 2007 01:55:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/401#comment-2020 What happened in '94? Did the smaller sample size throw everything off?

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