Hello, New York baseball fans: Are your steps a little faster these days? Does the smell of freshly cut grass get a little sweeter? Does the ashes on the cow’s skin sound like beautiful music?
It should be. The Yankees were the first team to win 50 games – in just 67 games – and the Mets held the second-best record in baseball at 45-24 until Monday.
According to statistics, this may be the best combined season in the history of New York baseball.
Yes, there are more months to play, whether the players are healthy or injured, and there are a series of wins and losses. However, the average winning percentage for the Yankees (.746) and the Mets (.652) is .699. This will lower their average earning percentage in any of the previous 60 seasons they have lived together.
Surprisingly, the previous best full season between them was not the year 2000 when the Yankees defeated the Mets in the Metro Series. The fate of these teams adjusted after the season, but the Mets entered the playoffs as a wild card with a .580 win percentage, and the division’s winner, the Yankees, was relatively infantry .540.
Their best combined season was two years ago, in 1998, the Yankees were 114-48 for a .704 winning percentage and won the World Series. Combine that with the Mets’ record of 88-74 (.543) and second place in the Eastern National League, averaging .624 percent. That’s a great number, but it’s less than .699 this year.
2022 MLB Season
“Relax, okay? Don’t try to put everyone aside. The blows are boring! In addition, they are fascists. Throw some ground balls, it’s more democratic. ”
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- Look good, feel good, play well. Nice smell ?: For many players, a heavy dose of cologne or women’s fragrance is the most difficult option of performance enhancers.
- King of shots: Tom House has spent his life helping superstars get better. In the new program, he wants to correct young cubs before they develop bad habits.
The Yankees and the Mets also scored at least .600 in 1999 (.600; the Yankees won the World Series), 1986 (.612; the Mets won the World Series) and 1985 (.604).
This is probably a good place to admit that many New York fans don’t see the combined splendor as a good thing. For these fans, the success of their favorite team is not enough; their long-distance rival must also fail. Thus, the number of fans who want these teams to pass 1998 may be very small.
Of course, New York’s baseball history and its fierce rivalry did not begin when the Mets arrived in the city in 1962. But even if you include the days when the Yankees shared the city with the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers, the current season is on top.
The best season of New York’s three-team period was 1942 (.634). The Yankees made the World Series and the Dodgers and Giants finished second and third in the National League. But all of them are Stan Musial’s St. Louis Cardinals, who defeated the Yankees in the five-game World Series.
More than .600 other seasons of that period all came in the 1950s: 1951 (.626, the Yankees over the Giants in the World Series), 1952 (.614, the Yankees over the Dodgers) and 1954 (.632, the Giants won the Series).
Going back to the days before the Yankees’ existence, the city’s best 19th-century season came in 1889, when the American Association’s Brooklyn Bridegrooms (later the Dodgers) and the National League Giants came together for a 0.669 winning percentage. The giants beat the Dodgers in the league championship, the predecessor of the modern World Series.
Unfortunately, the records are not complete. The statistics of many black leagues are now recognized as the equivalent of other major leagues, but the records are not complete enough to enter accurately. A great season came in 1947, when New York, along with Cubans Minnie Miñoso and Luis Tiant Sr., won the Negro World Series with a 0.687 win percentage, while the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers set a .589 record. However, the average winning percentage of that season was dragged down by the New York Black Yankees, who were terrible with 12-43.
It is difficult to keep the winning percentage high with many participating teams. By the way, the best New York baseball season came in the four dark years after the Giants and Dodgers led the West, which technically left the Yankees, technically lasting until the Giants like the New York Gothams in 1883. game only in the city. It was 1961, a year before the Mets stumbled, and as the Rogers Maris and Mickey Mantle struggled to break Babe Ruth’s home run record, the Yankees posted a 0.673 win percentage. They won the World Series and put a cherry on top.
It will not be known for months that the Yankees and Mets will not be able to pass the regular season success of 1889, 1942, 1961 or 1998. But no matter how you calculate everything, it’s been a golden season for New York baseball. Maybe he’ll jump on the Jets and the Giants.