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Postby dannyolbb » Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:18 am

And more to the point, has that ever happened. I know someone captured the east in the early 70's and were close to .500, but I can't find a list of the lowest winning percentages that capttured a division title.

Can anyone help?

Also - the Padres are a terrible, terrible team.
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Postby blankman » Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:27 am

I know it has happened before, but I forget when.

It sure would be sad if a sub-.500 team won the NL West while the NL East has (currently) all 5 teams over .500 8-o 8-o :-P
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Postby AT » Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:56 am

Will the NL West Champion finish below .500?


Will the sun set in the west tonight and will a bear crap in the woods?

It's pretty likely.
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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:05 pm

Go D-Backs! :-D

Pretty sad really. The Padres and the D-Backs remind me of two handicapped people in a boxing ring trying to knock each other out.

I saw on Sportscenter a while back that the only time a sub .500 team won their division was during the year of the strike.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:25 pm

_Simulacrum_ wrote:I saw on Sportscenter a while back that the only time a sub .500 team won their division was during the year of the strike.
1994 Rangers finished atop the AL West with a 52-62 record.
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Postby Fool42 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:52 pm

May be they should keep to leagues but do away with the divisions. The top teams from each league make into a playoff same as what they have currently. Make the schedule balanced so all teams play each other the same amount of times.

Will never happen but might be the best way to have only deserving teams in the playoffs.

The whole NL West including my boys in blue completly suck.
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Postby gofish » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:30 pm

Without playing each other they would have a verry good shot but since the schedule is unbalanced I can't see it happening.
Against their division:
SD 24-20
AZ 26-20
LA 25-21


What their records look like without playing in NL West
SD 28-35
AZ 26-37
LA 23-38
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Postby davidmarver » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:18 pm

Since September will be all in division matchups, it is very unlikely that the winner will finish under .500.
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Re: Will the NL West Champion finish below .500?

Postby LCBOY » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:24 pm

dannyolbb wrote:And more to the point, has that ever happened. I know someone captured the east in the early 70's and were close to .500, but I can't find a list of the lowest winning percentages that capttured a division title.

Can anyone help?

Also - the Padres are a terrible, terrible team.

The 1973 Mets went 82-79 to capture the NL East title. They upset the 99-63 Reds. They had a 3-2 World Series lead against the defending champion A's but lost in seven games.
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Postby Strasil42 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:52 pm

That division is a joke.
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