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    dukehjsteve
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  • dukehjsteve
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    Re: Anyone paying attention to the AL race?

    Here's
    >baseball trivia for you... what was the first year they
    >ever had a playoff for
    >AL title ? NL title ? What was different about the
    >two ?

    AL 1948, one game playoff Cleveland defeated Boston. NL 1951, three
    >game playoff, NY defeated Brooklyn

    deltre, go to the head of the class ! Strange that it took that many years to have a tie in either league.

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  • deltre
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  • deltre
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    >There have been several tie playoff games, the last I remember was involving
    >the Cubs the year that Macguire and Sosa busted Maris' record.

    Here's
    >baseball trivia for you... what was the first year they ever had a playoff for
    >AL title ? NL title ? What was different about the two ?

    AL 1948, one game playoff Cleveland defeated Boston. NL 1951, three game playoff, NY defeated Brooklyn

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  • dukehjsteve
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  • dukehjsteve
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    >>There have been several tie playoff games, the last I remember was
    >involving
    >the Cubs the year that Macguire and Sosa busted Maris'
    >record.

    That wasn't the question.

    I knew that.... to clarify, to my knowledge there has never been a 3 way playoff, but there of course have now been numerous 2 way playoffs, particularly since from 1969 on, there are more groupings that might call for them. And even more still since the expansion to 3 divisions in each league,plus the WC's. . I was just asking about the first time they ever happened, in either league.

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  • MJD
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  • MJD
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    >There have been several tie playoff games, the last I remember was involving
    >the Cubs the year that Macguire and Sosa busted Maris' record.

    That wasn't the question.

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  • dukehjsteve
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  • dukehjsteve
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    Re: Anyone paying attention to the AL race?

    There have been several tie playoff games, the last I remember was involving the Cubs the year that Macguire and Sosa busted Maris' record.

    Here's baseball trivia for you... what was the first year they ever had a playoff for AL title ? NL title ? What was different about the two ?

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  • highjumpfan
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    1978! Bucky ******* Dent

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  • bad hammy
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    > Could be two one game play-offs. I assume that has never happened?

    OK, now this question makes more sense to me (I can be a bit thick at times).

    With Boston and NY now tied, if Boston and New York split the last two games and Cleveland beats Chicago twice, there would be a one-game playoff Monday at Yankee Stadium for the AL East title, with the loser playing the Indians on Tuesday for the wild-card berth.

    I do not recall this kind of scenario ever happening before.

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  • bad hammy
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  • bad hammy
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    > Both the Giants (who suck this year) and A’s enter tonight’s
    > game four games out of first in their respective divisions.

    And both came up way short, although the Giants lasted one day longer than the A’s. The Padres, at 79-79, have four more games to work on becoming the first team in MLB history to win a division with a losing record (currently the worst winning record is the ’73 Mets at 82-79).

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  • Zat0pek
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    >>Zat, being a Royals fan can even
    >make you a fan of market regulation!

    Touche.

    All they gotta do is look at the NFL.

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    Re: Anyone paying attention to the AL race?

    >> Bad Hammy, right on!

    And I dislike the Yanks as much as anyone who is not
    >from Boston. Harping on that play, though, is just pointless whining.

    I'd be harping on about it a lot more if it hadn't been spotted and it had affected the result. Pointless whining it isn't. My Yankee supporting friends tell me that their immediate reaction was embarrassment, and I can understand that. And I am moving on, literally - 4500 miles for two days and one game (and no ticket) is , I hope, ample proof :-)

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  • bad hammy
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  • bad hammy
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    > Bad Hammy, right on!

    And I dislike the Yanks as much as anyone who is not from Boston. Harping on that play, though, is just pointless whining.

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  • geezer
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    Bad Hammy, right on!

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  • bad hammy
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  • bad hammy
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    >> A-Rod a cheat? You mean for the "slapping" incident against the Sox in
    >> last year's play-offs? Aw, c'mon!

    > Yup. Deliberate interference etc.

    BFD. He got called on it. He ain't the first player to try to get one over on the other team and the umps. Move on . . .

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  • geezer
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    I turned down two tickets for Sunday in favor of the Patriots game, and then those tickets fell through... oh, well, it's my long-run day anyway.

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    Re: Anyone paying attention to the AL race?

    >A-Rod a cheat? You mean for the "slapping" incident against the Sox in last
    >year's play-offs? Aw, c'mon!

    Yup. Deliberate interference etc. As he said himself, should've run Arroyo over. Got a ticket spare for Friday? :-)

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