Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The .900-.100 club

When the 10-1 Marlins played the 1-9 Nationals on Sunday, it inspired loyal reader Matt McCall to wonder: Has any team with a .900 winning percentage ever played a team with a .100 winning percentage that many games deep into a season?

So he started searching. Last matchup of a .900 juggernaut versus a .100 disaster: April 29, 1892, when the 10-1 Boston Red Sox met the 1-9 St. Louis Browns -- and the Browns actually won (4-0).

Closest call in the last century: a 1980 duel between the 9-1 Reds and the 1-8 Braves. Definitely the loyal-reader note of the year.

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