Winning the World Series: Do the Last 10 Games Even Matter?

Posted: 3rd October 2009 by Josh Nason in MLB
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A lot was made of the recent losing woes of the Red Sox and how going into the playoffs amidst a losing streak spelled doom for the Boston Local 9.

If you look at the last 10 World Series champions, it could. Then again, it might be just a meaningless side note.

From 1999-2008, six of the eventual champs went into the playoffs on a winning record, including the last two. Only three had losing records: the 2000 Yankees (2-8 and lost their last seven games), the 2002 Anaheim Angels (4-6) and the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals (3-7).

One team (the '99 Yankees) went in at .500 in their last 10 games. 1999:á NYY 5-5 2000:á NYY 2-8 2001:á Arizona 7-3 2002:á Anaheim 4-6 2003:á Florida 7-3 2004:á Boston 7-3 2005:á Chicago White Sox 8-2
2006:á St. Louis 3-7 (only playe ...

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