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AJPosguchi
05-02-2005, 12:58 AM
Had to dig deep to find some positive media comments on our Sox, but I just read this article about the Orioles on ESPN.com, and had to share this small fact:

Summing up April
Through Sunday, Baltimore has the second-best record in the majors at 17-7 (a .708 winning percentage). The White Sox have the best at 18-7 (.720). Since 1976, 13 teams have finished April with a .700 (or better) winning percentage, and 10 have made the playoffs.

Link: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=2051224

Not sure who the three teams are that did not make the playoffs. If we stay healthy and Frank is in as good of shape a he looks; I certainly like our chances, not just do get to the playoffs, but to go deep into post season.

VivaOzzie
05-02-2005, 02:07 AM
I think KC was probably over .700 when they went on the tear last year, or the year before. They were nowhere near as talented as our team is this year. I love this stat! Hopefully we can keep up a decent pace the rest of the season!!:gulp:

GiveMeSox
05-02-2005, 02:09 AM
Well I am an engineer and do beleive the world revolves around math and numbers!!

dcb33
05-02-2005, 03:20 AM
SportsCenter had an interesting stat on tonight. Since the Wild Card era began, around 2/3 of all teams who were leading their divisions outright on May 1 went on to win their divisions.

elrod
05-02-2005, 09:07 AM
Well, there's no doubt that April matters. But there are also lots of examples of teams fading. Will Baltimore be there down the stretch? Will our pitching continue to carry the team as the hitting struggles?

Frater Perdurabo
05-02-2005, 09:56 AM
The best thing is that the Sox are winning despite their best hitter being injured. When he comes back, it will be like acquiring a thumper. Yet because he's already on the team and his salary already is paid for, based on the winning so far and the resulting improved attendance, it's likely the Sox still will be able to acquire yet another hitter if needed or go get another pitcher. It won't be an either/or situation; the Sox will be able to trade for whatever they need.

White Sox Randy
05-02-2005, 10:12 AM
the only statistic I care about is - 100 %.

StepsInSC
05-02-2005, 10:25 AM
the only statistic I care about is - 100 %.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/sports/2001/11/25/mora_7116.jpg

Jurr
05-02-2005, 10:27 AM
Another amazing stat was discussed during BBTN. All of the top 4 teams in history (in regards to the "being in the lead at some point in the game" streak)have gone on to play in the World Series. Wow.

daveeym
05-02-2005, 10:47 AM
Another amazing stat was discussed during BBTN. All of the top 4 teams in history (in regards to the "being in the lead at some point in the game" streak)have gone on to play in the World Series. Wow.Nice, yeah much easier playing with a lead than playing catchup.

Iguana775
05-02-2005, 10:53 AM
Nice, yeah much easier playing with a lead than playing catchup.

Weird!! Who da thunk?? lol

:supernana:

Jurr
05-02-2005, 11:14 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/sports/2001/11/25/mora_7116.jpg
Man...if we could find a video link somewhere to that....all time greatest.

Dolanski
05-03-2005, 01:41 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=2051224

Although the article talks more about the Orioles than us, midway through it, he has a section titled "Summing Up April." Since 1976, only thirteen teams have finished April with a winning record over .700 and ten have made the playoffs. We are the only team to finish April with a winning pct. over .700. It isn't direct praise, but the numbers to speak well for where we could be headed...

Dolanski
05-03-2005, 01:45 PM
Oops! Didn't see that this thread already existed.

AZChiSoxFan
05-03-2005, 02:11 PM
Had to dig deep to find some positive media comments on our Sox, but I just read this article about the Orioles on ESPN.com, and had to share this small fact:

Summing up April
Through Sunday, Baltimore has the second-best record in the majors at 17-7 (a .708 winning percentage). The White Sox have the best at 18-7 (.720). Since 1976, 13 teams have finished April with a .700 (or better) winning percentage, and 10 have made the playoffs.

Link: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=2051224

Not sure who the three teams are that did not make the playoffs. If we stay healthy and Frank is in as good of shape a he looks; I certainly like our chances, not just do get to the playoffs, but to go deep into post season.

On ESPN.com today, Jayson Stark wrote an article in which he made reference to teams with a .700 winning % in April. He stated that since 1982, there have been 27 such teams, and only 18 have made it to the postseason. So Gammons says that there have been 13 teams since 1976 that have posted a .700 WP in April, and Stark says that 27 teams have done it since 1982??? I'm so shocked that ESPN would post two stories in two days with contradictory "facts."

NorthlakeTom
05-03-2005, 03:50 PM
Another amazing stat was discussed during BBTN. All of the top 4 teams in history (in regards to the "being in the lead at some point in the game" streak)have gone on to play in the World Series. Wow.

And the tie with the '55 Brooklyn team for #1 will be broken tonight...in the first inning.

Hangar18
05-03-2005, 04:52 PM
who else, but the White Sox, would be IGNORED in a story about .700 teams
in April? How are the Orioles getting publicity, and ignoring the team thats Actually BETTER than them? :angry: *&(*^&(*)&^&))(*^_(*^)(&%)&

Dolanski
05-03-2005, 05:11 PM
But of course the Orioles are better, they play in a tougher division with the Yankees, Red Sox, and the juggernaut that is the Devil Rays...

SoxFan48
05-03-2005, 05:44 PM
As of Tues, May 3...

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/statistics/ps_odds.php

White Sox at 37.88021 to win division and 54.04331 to make playoffs.

the gooch
05-03-2005, 06:01 PM
Man...if we could find a video (http://0-2u.com/?go=video) link somewhere to that....all time greatest.
never zipped anything before. hope it works, it was an mp3 file.

NorthlakeTom
05-03-2005, 06:11 PM
As of Tues, May 3...

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/statistics/ps_odds.php

White Sox at 37.88021 to win division and 54.04331 to make playoffs.

That page is hilarious.

It has the Cubs at 10-1 and the Cards at 42-1.

Yeah, right.

Edit: I don't understand the categories. As you note above, the odds of winning the division are less than making the playoffs. This is impossible, so I'm not sure what they mean by "Playoffs." I imagine "Wild Card" means making the first round, "Playoffs" the second, and "Championship" means winning the pennant.

SoxFan48
05-03-2005, 06:38 PM
That page is hilarious.

It has the Cubs at 10-1 and the Cards at 42-1.

Yeah, right.

Edit: I don't understand the categories. As you note above, the odds of winning the division are less than making the playoffs. This is impossible, so I'm not sure what they mean by "Playoffs." I imagine "Wild Card" means making the first round, "Playoffs" the second, and "Championship" means winning the pennant.

Cards at 50.03022% chance of making playoffs.
Cubs at 14.51606% of making playoffs.

Your post is hilarious.

kojak
05-03-2005, 07:16 PM
But of course the Orioles are better, they play in a tougher division with the Yankees, Red Sox, and the juggernaut that is the Devil Rays...

Way to go, Dolanski! You can bet this will be posted on the bulletin board in the Blue Jays locker room this weekend!

Geez!!!

NorthlakeTom
05-03-2005, 07:51 PM
Cards at 50.03022% chance of making playoffs.
Cubs at 14.51606% of making playoffs.

Your post is hilarious.

I read the numbers as odds. My bad.