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Old 05-24-2013, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MISoxfan View Post
2012
AL Strikeouts
1: Oakland Athletics (94-68) Runs Scored: 8th
2: Tampa Bay Rayes (90-72) Runs Scored: 11th
3: Baltimore Orioles (93-69) Runs Scored: 9th

14: Kansas City Royals (72-90) Runs Scored: 12th
13: Minnesota Twins (66-96) Runs Scored: 10th
12: Cleveland Indians (68-94) Runs Scored: 13th

I'm not going to continue doing that for every single season, but you can look through every single season and see if you can find a strong correlation between strikeouts and runs scored if you want. I don't think you'll find one. As far as the 2011 World Series, the White Sox had the second fewest strikeouts with 989 and scored a whopping 654 runs.
Perhaps there is no correlation between an offense's K rate and runs scored (I don't know either way), but in a recent Grantland article on the Royals continued lack of success Jonah Keri and Rany Jazayerli argue that there is one between BB rate and runs scored.

The White Sox, FWIW, are 4th from the bottom in BB rate and 6th from the bottom in runs/game.
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