May 14, 2007
Ors Not Well
At the close of May 13, 2007, the Yankees are 8 games back of first place. When was the last time the Yankees were at least 8 games back of first place at the close of May 13th?
For those scoring at home, this means the last time the Yankees were this far out of first place, on the morning of May 14th, was 24 years ago.
By the way, the 1984 Yankees finished with a record of 87-75 (.537) and were 17 games out (at the end of the season).
Posted by Steve Lombardi at May 14, 2007 10:13 AM
Deja vu? With the loss yesterday to the Mariners, the Yankees' end-of-season Pythagorean winning percentage is 88-74, according to the formula posted by our friends at RLYW ( http://replacementlevel.com/stuff/sg/Calculators.html ).
FWIW, the Red Sox are playing like the 1984 Tigers this year too.
Posted by: Steve Lombardi at May 14, 2007 12:10 PM