View Full Version : 20 game winners in WS

02-28-2005, 03:38 PM
Found this to be interesting... I could see the White Sox having a 3 even 4 14-17 game winners

This was taken from Chicagosports.com

Diggin' up dirt: Eric in Las Vegas requested the number of teams winning a World Series in the past 10 years without the help of a 20-game winner. Since we at "What's Goin' On" are all about reader service, here it is, Eric.

The 2004 Red Sox, the 2001 Diamondbacks and the Yankees of 1996 and 1998. Curt Schilling did it for the BoSox and D'Backs, Randy Johnson also for the D'backs, Andy Pettitte for the Yanks in '96 and David Cone in '98. The other six World Series winners since the strike did it without a 20-game winner. In fact, three teams did it with their winningest pitcher at 17 or fewer wins. The 2003 Marlins had three 14-game winners and that's it.

Furthermore, only three World Series losers had 20-game winners: The 1996 Braves and the 2001 and 2003 Yankees. Five teams made it to the World Series with their winningest pitcher at 16 or fewer wins.

Since the strike, five of the 10 World Series have failed to feature a 20-game winner. Also notable is that the 2001 Diamondbacks were the first World Series champ to feature two 20-game winners since the 1978 Yankees.

03-01-2005, 11:24 AM
And two teams have had four 20-game winners, and only one of the teams made it to the World Series.

Depending on who you talk to, you may hear that the Cubs had four 20-game winners last year, but obviously that doesn't count.