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Friday, October 05, 2012
Seven Rangers players have appeared in at least 147 games in 2012, five of them at least 156. Ten teams since 1969 have featured that latter number.
That’s 10 teams out of 1,198, which is less than one percent.
One of those 10 teams – one of those 1,198 – had five players appear in 155 games following two World Series seasons. That was the 1975 A’s, who got swept by the Red Sox in the first round of the playoffs.
The result of the awful finish is that Texas set a Major League record, spending more days in first place (every day between Game 4 and Game 161) without winning a division title than any team since the division era began in 1969.
It’s basically the equivalent of an NBA team taking a lead one minute and 11 seconds into a game, and then holding that lead until squandering it away with under 18 seconds left.
but there’s also this:
Doesn’t matter as long as Texas takes care of business tonight.
Posted: October 05, 2012 at 12:02 PM | 11 comment(s)
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