Tag Archives: Cubs

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 … Continue reading

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All about 1-0 Games

Saturday was quite a day for shutouts.  There were seven of them, including four by 1-0.  The record for shutouts on a single day is eight (June 4, 1972, when a total of 16 games were played).  The four 1-0 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Noun You Tell Me!

In the aftermath of the “Verb Players” post, reader Kurt Blumenau lamented to me: Shame Emil Verban and Joe Verbanic didn’t qualify. I then wondered if there were any players whose names were the same as the actual parts of … Continue reading

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Roadkilling the competition

When last we met, I described the oddity of the Milwaukee Brewers having more wins at home than the Astros had all year.  Turns out its happened in 65 different seasons from 1904-2010. So, the obvious follow-up question is . … Continue reading

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