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Best of Series, Part II
2004-11-09 00:21
by Mike Carminati

Worst of Series I and II
Best of Series I

OK, not that anyone cares, but I've monkeying with my formulae for measuring the most lopsided and most even postseason series of all time. I think I've gotten rid of some eccentricities. I have split up the rankings by offensive stats and defensive stats and then taken the average rank for runs per game, OPS, and ERA difference and averaged them with the overall offensive and defensive rankings.

Here are the most lopsided by the new ratings with the old ones listed:

YrRoundWinnerLoserWLTRk AvgWt Rk Avg
1981ALCSNew York YankeesOakland Athletics30013.367.12
1884WSProvidence GraysNew York Metropolitans30017.277.56
1989WSOakland AthleticsSan Francisco Giants40022.3611.35
1970ALCSBaltimore OriolesMinnesota Twins30026.3615.33
1928WSNew York YankeesSt. Louis Cardinals40024.4515.81
2002NLDSSt. Louis CardinalsArizona Diamondbacks30032.1816.45
1982NLCSSt. Louis CardinalsAtlanta Braves30046.0918.83
2000NLDSSt. Louis CardinalsAtlanta Braves30047.6421.57
1996NLCSAtlanta BravesSt. Louis Cardinals43042.4521.74
1969ALCSBaltimore OriolesMinnesota Twins30024.5522.05
2004WSBoston Red SoxSt. Louis Cardinals40034.2723.72
2002ALCSAnaheim AngelsMinnesota Twins41036.3626.32
1932WSNew York YankeesChicago Cubs40055.0026.47
1997NLDSAtlanta BravesHouston Astros30035.6426.48
1990ALCSOakland AthleticsBoston Red Sox40052.2727.22
1976WSCincinnati RedsNew York Yankees40050.5527.41
1990WSCincinnati RedsOakland Athletics40031.0028.37
1999ALDSNew York YankeesTexas Rangers30051.8229.30
1998NLDSAtlanta BravesChicago Cubs30035.4529.51
1998ALDSNew York YankeesTexas Rangers30035.1830.96
1995NLCSAtlanta BravesCincinnati Reds40043.8231.06
1975NLCSCincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates30072.6434.45
1984ALCSDetroit TigersKansas City Royals30038.9134.62
1910WSPhiladelphia AthleticsChicago Cubs41046.1837.37
1975ALCSBoston Red SoxOakland Athletics30058.5537.99
1997ALDSBaltimore OriolesSeattle Mariners31048.0038.00
1998WSNew York YankeesSan Diego Padres40049.6439.81
1961WSNew York YankeesCincinnati Reds41057.0040.84
1974NLCSLos Angeles DodgersPittsburgh Pirates31061.5542.08
2001NLDSAtlanta BravesHouston Astros30064.7344.01

Here are the most lopsided series favoring the losers. I like this ranking better with the 1960 series rising to the top:

YrRoundWinnerLoserWLTRk AvgWt Rk Avg
1960WSPittsburgh PiratesNew York Yankees430189.09207.54
2003WSFlorida MarlinsNew York Yankees420187.27202.06
1996WSNew York YankeesAtlanta Braves420181.00201.79
1984NLCSSan Diego PadresChicago Cubs320174.18198.08
1912WSBoston Red SoxNew York Giants431174.73197.85
1940WSCincinnati RedsDetroit Tigers430185.55196.88
1997ALCSCleveland IndiansBaltimore Orioles420192.27196.14
2000ALDSNew York YankeesOakland Athletics320178.45196.06
2001ALDSSeattle MarinersCleveland Indians320174.82194.06
1973WSOakland AthleticsNew York Mets430194.73193.18
1997ALDSCleveland IndiansNew York Yankees320185.00192.95
1991WSMinnesota TwinsAtlanta Braves430180.09191.82
1997NLCSFlorida MarlinsAtlanta Braves420168.55190.98
1997WSFlorida MarlinsCleveland Indians430171.00190.87
1993NLCSPhiladelphia PhilliesAtlanta Braves420162.36189.93
1957WSMilwaukee BravesNew York Yankees430173.00187.55
1918WSBoston Red SoxChicago Cubs420172.55186.13
1999ALCSNew York YankeesBoston Red Sox410171.00185.43
1977ALCSNew York YankeesKansas City Royals320157.00184.49
1948WSCleveland IndiansBoston Braves420179.64184.14
1964WSSt. Louis CardinalsNew York Yankees430158.00181.53
1972WSOakland AthleticsCincinnati Reds430152.64180.54
1962WSNew York YankeesSan Francisco Giants430159.36180.02
2002NLDSSan Francisco GiantsAtlanta Braves320180.55179.65
2003ALCSNew York YankeesBoston Red Sox430162.09178.94
2002WSAnaheim AngelsSan Francisco Giants430156.45178.36
1992NLCSAtlanta BravesPittsburgh Pirates430148.73177.83
1931WSSt. Louis CardinalsPhiladelphia Athletics430174.27177.35
1982ALCSMilwaukee BrewersCalifornia Angels320159.91176.13
1977WSNew York YankeesLos Angeles Dodgers420169.00174.97

Here are the closest series of all time. Red Sox and "Good Will Hunting" fans will be encouraged:

YrRoundWinnerLoserWLTAvg RankWt Rk Avg
1975WSCincinnati RedsBoston Red Sox43037.45515.71
2002ALDS2Minnesota TwinsOakland Athletics32046.54521.57
1977WSNew York YankeesLos Angeles Dodgers42038.90922.30
1996ALDS2New York YankeesTexas Rangers31050.36426.21
1973ALCSOakland AthleticsBaltimore Orioles32056.81828.59
1925WSPittsburgh PiratesWashington Senators43046.00034.38
1959WSLos Angeles DodgersChicago White Sox42063.36435.79
1980NLCSPhiladelphia PhilliesHouston Astros32069.81838.01
2002NLDS1San Francisco GiantsAtlanta Braves32075.90939.12
1987NLCSSt. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Giants43067.45540.22
2002WSAnaheim AngelsSan Francisco Giants43061.36440.66
1948WSCleveland IndiansBoston Braves42066.36442.09
1917WSChicago White SoxNew York Giants42069.81843.51
1924WSWashington SenatorsNew York Giants43054.45543.63
1982ALCSMilwaukee BrewersCalifornia Angels32064.27343.64
1962WSNew York YankeesSan Francisco Giants43058.27344.48
1995ALDS2Seattle MarinersNew York Yankees32060.72745.29
1972WSOakland AthleticsCincinnati Reds43043.54545.99
1978ALCSNew York YankeesKansas City Royals31057.63646.01
1931WSSt. Louis CardinalsPhiladelphia Athletics43080.36446.62
1992NLCSAtlanta BravesPittsburgh Pirates43062.00047.01
1967WSSt. Louis CardinalsBoston Red Sox43064.72747.05
1985ALCSKansas City RoyalsToronto Blue Jays43074.27347.13
2003NLCSFlorida MarlinsChicago Cubs43074.45548.37
1909WSPittsburgh PiratesDetroit Tigers43065.27348.57
2003ALDS2Boston Red SoxOakland Athletics32070.18248.59
1918WSBoston Red SoxChicago Cubs42064.90949.40
1998ALDS1Cleveland IndiansBoston Red Sox31064.81849.45
1957WSMilwaukee BravesNew York Yankees43064.00050.79
1982WSSt. Louis CardinalsMilwaukee Brewers43037.27351.43
2000NLDS2New York MetsSan Francisco Giants31059.09151.62
1964WSSt. Louis CardinalsNew York Yankees43070.72751.79
1981NEDIVMontreal ExposPhiladelphia Phillies32073.00051.93
1958WSNew York YankeesMilwaukee Braves43087.54553.13
1992WSToronto Blue JaysAtlanta Braves42072.54553.41
1972ALCSOakland AthleticsDetroit Tigers32077.27353.57
1953WSNew York YankeesBrooklyn Dodgers42068.18254.45
1993ALCSToronto Blue JaysChicago White Sox42084.27354.45
1973WSOakland AthleticsNew York Mets43085.81854.47

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