Hovering Around .500 All Season

Its been a trying year for the Yankees.   They haven’t been able to establish any real momentum, as their longest winning streak is five games (done twice).  However, they’ve never really gone into a prolonged tailspin, with their longest losing streak also encompassing five games (also done twice).  As such, it shouldn’t be a surprise … Read more

There’s No Place Like Wherever We’re Not Playing

Since 1901, home teams have won 54% of all regular season games.   But sometimes, the home/road split is quite extreme, in either direction.  Its still pretty early in the 2014 season, but the Marlins and Diamondbacks are on record-setting paces for biggest home/road differentials, on differing sides of the coin. The Marlins have been one … Read more

Giving new Meaning to “Win Streak”

Loyal VORG reader David Branson tweeted at me yesterday: David Branson @obxleatherman @dianagram Joe Niekro had single season win totals of 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, & 17. Any idea if this is the longest string? I thought that was a really cool find, and decided to investigate further.  … Read more

Hanging Around .500 . . . a Lot!

Last time out, we discussed the record for a team alternating wins and losses, both to start a season and within a season.  Now let’s go on a slight tangent and explore the universe of .500 teams. The record for most different points in the season at .500 while also finishing the season at .500 … Read more

A Win, a Loss (ad infinitum)

The New York Jets set an NFL record this weekend despite losing to the Bills 37-14.  As ESPN.com reported: “The Jets (5-5), coming off their bye, continued their string of inconsistent outings by becoming the NFL’s first team to alternate wins and losses through the first 10 games of the season.” This got the VORG … Read more

Does Your Team’s W-L Record Have an Impact on the Elections?

After you’ve exhausted all of your reading on the polls regarding tomorrow’s election, you start to read of quirks which might point to one party or another winning the election. So, in that vein, does one specific team’s won-loss record in an election year correlate with who will occupy the White House in the following … Read more

I Don’t Like (insert day of week here)

We’ve discussed the best and worst teams on specific dates within the seasons.  We’ve gone over the best and worst teams on specific days of the week.  Now its time to look at the best and worst single-season records on specific days of the week, inspired by the Braves o-for-their-first-12 Mondays this season. Here are … Read more

Active Franchise Won-Loss Records by Day of Week

Last time out we discussed the best and worst franchise won-loss records for each date of the season.  There’s another way to parse the baseball calendar and that is by the day of the week.   For example, the Braves recently broke a 16-game losing streak on Mondays. So, which franchises perform best and worst on … Read more