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Giants and Royals prove you don’t have to win 90 games to get to the World Series

Giants and Royals prove you don’t have to win 90 games to get to the World Series

Hyped by on November 3, 2014 Website: www.statsontapp.com

If there was one thing that came out of the 2014 World Series it was that winning a lot of games during the regular season wasn’t that big a deal

This was the first World Series in history where the opponents both failed to win 90 games during the regular season. Kansas City won 89 and the Giants won 88. What makes that stat even more amazing is that there were six teams that did win 90-plus games in 2014: L.A. Angels (98), Baltimore (96), Washington (96), L.A. Dodgers (94), Detroit (90) and St. Louis (90). All, however, were beaten in the playoffs, failing to reach the World Series. Both the Royals and Giants defeated two of the three 90-win teams in their league to reach the World Series.

Past history in the World Series has shown that winning 90 or more games during the regular season was almost a prerequisite for making an appearance in the World Series. From 1901 to 1960, there were only five World Series where one of the teams had less than 90 wins (1926, 1938, 1944, 1945 and 1959) and that was during a time when the schedule was not 162 games, but was 154 games or less.

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