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Lip Man 1
05-05-2016, 07:44 PM
This is the first time in MLB history four first place teams are playing in the same city on the same day.

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voodoochile
05-05-2016, 07:51 PM
That's damned cool.

Of course it would have been a much more rare possibility prior to them going to the 6 division format.

TDog
05-05-2016, 08:18 PM
That's damned cool.

Of course it would have been a much more rare possibility prior to them going to the 6 division format.

Pretty much, the Yankees and either the Giants or Dodgers would have had to have been tied for first and playing at home against the team they were tied with. The White Sox and Cubs very rarely played at home on the same day, although less rarely that they were both tied for first against the day's opponent. The same could be said for Boston, St. Louis and Philadelphia until the 1950s.

Before divisional play, the 1951 regular schedule, however, ended with three teams from the same city in first place, even though there were just two leagues, and the rest of the games that year were played between first place teams in the same city.