Interesting Facts & Figures

I’ve been watching the MLB Network free preview before its launch and watched the same show about 20-times. But, I don’t care because I’m enjoying and yearning for the baseball season start.

Here’s some interesting facts & figures of the game:

Baseball’s Worst Seasons

162-game season

AL 43-119 Detroit Tigers, 2003.
NL 40-120 New York Mets, 1962.

154-game season

AL 36-117 Philadelphia A’s, 1916.
NL 38-115 Boston Braves, 1935.

Worst Starts

AL 0-21 Baltimore Orioles, 1988.
NL 0-12 Chicago Cubs, 1997.

All-Time Saves Leaders — Top 5

1. Trevor Hoffman 554
2. Mariano Rivera 482
3. Lee Smith 478
4. John Franco 424
5. Dennis Eckersley 390

Most World Series Championships — Top 5

26 — New York Yankees
10 — St. Louis Cardinals
9 — Oakland A’s
7 — Boston Red Sox
6 — L.A./Brooklyn Dodgers

World Series MVP — Last 5 Years

2008 Cole Hamles, Philadelphia Phillies
2007 Mike Lowell, Boston Red Sox
2006 David Eckstein, St. Louis Cardinals
2005 Jermaine Dye, Chicago White Sox
2004 Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Until then, see ya at Times Square!

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One thought on “Interesting Facts & Figures

  1. juliasrants December 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm Reply

    I can not wait for the launch of MLB Network tomorrow! Eck! Got to love him! Happy New Years and only 25 hours and 15 minutes until baseball – 24/7!

    Julia
    http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com

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