Thursday, October 04, 2007

In the wake of the Cleveland Indians 12-3 beating of the Yankees tonight in game 1 of their ALDS series, I went back and extended my research on New York and the correlation between the game 1 winner and the results of the ALDS.

As you may remember, I discovered that over the last five years, 13 out of 15 teams that won the first of the five game division series ended up winning the series, as long as the series didn't involve the Yankees. In all five instances from 2002 to 2006, the team that won game 1 in a series involving the Yankees ended up losing the series.

Tonight I went back to Retrosheet and discovered that the last time the winner of game 1 of a division series involving the Yankees ended up winning the series was 1999, when they swept the Rangers.

So, don't get cocky, Indians fans. It isn't over yet.


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