Skip to comments.Was there ever an MLB world-series where the loser scored more total points for all games than the winner? (Electoral College analogy)
Posted on 11/02/2020 4:53:48 PM PST by DoodleBob
The 1960 World Series is the archetype: the Yankees won games by scores of 100, 120 and 163, but the Pirates won four close games. Bill Mazeroski hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th inning of game 7 to clinch the World Series, and the Pirates won it all despite being outscored by 28 runs (5527) in seven games.
Thats the most extreme - and by far the most famous - case. But it is not particularly rare for the team that scores fewer net runs to end up winning the World Series - in fact, it has happened 22 times or almost 1/5 of all World Series played to date.
1912 - Giants scored more runs (31-25) but Red Sox won World Series 4-3
1918 - Cubs scored more runs (10-9) but Red Sox won World Series 4-2
1924 - Giants scored more runs (27-26) but Senators won World Series 4-3
1925 - Senators scored more runs (26-25) but Pirates won World Series 4-3
1931 - Athletics scored more runs (22-19) but Cardinals won World Series 4-3
1940 - Tigers scored more runs (28-22) but Reds won World Series 4-3
1957 - Yankees scored more runs (25-23) but Braves won World Series 4-3
1959 - White Sox scored more runs (23-21) but Dodgers won World Series 4-2
1960 - Yankees scored more runs (55-27) but Pirates won World Series 4-3
1962 - Giants scored more runs (21-20) but Yankees won World Series 4-3
1964 - Yankees scored more runs (33-32) but Cardinals won World Series 4-3
1971 - Orioles scored more runs (24-23) but Pirates won World Series 4-3
1972 - Reds scored more runs (21-16) but A's won World Series 4-3
1973 - Mets scored more runs (24-21) but A's won World Series 4-3
1975 - Red Sox scored more runs (30-29) but Reds won World Series 4-3
1977 - Dodgers scored more runs (28-26) but Yankees won World Series 4-2
1991 - Braves scored more runs (29-24) but Twins won World Series 4-3
1992 - Braves scored more runs (20-17) but Blue Jays won World Series 4-2
1996 - Braves scored more runs (26-18) but Yankees won World Series 4-2
1997 - Indians scored more runs (44-37) but Marlins won World Series 4-3
2002 - Giants scored more runs (44-41) but Angels won World Series 4-3
2003 - Yankees scored more runs (21-17) but Marlins won World Series 4-2
...that the Patriots had more total yardage than the Eagles in Super Bowl 52 (but lost)...
...that Samuel L. Jackson and Harrison Ford are the two top-grossing actors of all time (but have never won an Academy Award)...
...that the Soviets outscored Canada 32-31 in the Summit Series but won fewer games (see...even outside of America the Electoral College concept is a winner)...
...and, of course, as always...
“Points” aren’t scored in baseball, so, no there has not been such a World Series.
Great analogy. Nobody cares how many points you scored at the end of the season. It’s how many games you won that matters.
Ive seen some football games, in which one team had much more total yardage, or had the ball for the majority of the game, but still lost the game.
The Rams-Dolphins game yesterday was a perfect example.
Rams had like 500 yards and the Dolphins didn’t even have 200, but the Dolphins won 28-17.
Used that analogy when I was home schooled and had to write a paper.
And for our friends in Parliamentary-system governments: it’s not the party with the most votes who picks the P.M., it’s the party that wins the most seats.
The 1960 World Series was where a famous Yogi-ism came from, “We made too many bad mistakes”. Just like Her Heinous and now Hiden Biden
That 1960 series had to be tough for the Bronx Bombers.
“Points arent scored in baseball, so, no there has not been such a World Series.”
Get picky, OK then ‘touchdowns’ in the World Series.
Isnt tennis the same?
points are scored by teams playing baseball.
= = =
Is this anything like getting to second base, third base, home plate???
Also, while we're talking football, there's this one:
I used to use the runs/hits (baseball) analogy or the points/yards (football) analogy for the electoral college. However, now I use the total runs in a season/games won (or total runs in a world series/games won, as in the question above) analogy. The runs corresponds to people’s votes, and each game corresponds to a state.
And further in Baseball one can pitch a no hitter and still lose the game. The ultimate was Harvey Haddix who pitched a perfect game into the 12th inning only to see it all collapse in the 13th.
Well, that’s not fair!
Nevertheless he has 6 Super Bowl rings to console himself with.
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