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The 1870s, '80s, and '90s
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20003 Notes: Part I & II
Final Analysis: I, II, III, and IV.
Base Relief I, II, and III
2006 Edition: Part I, II, III
I'd like to turn to ranking teams based on Relief Wins. First, here are the best by total relief wins:
That seems to favor more recent teams who tended to give more innings to their bullpens. Next, I adjusted the numbers by the average bullpen totals for that season.
First, however, I should explain that a bullpen's worth has been exploding. Take a look at the average per decade:
OK, so here are the top twenty-five adjusted for era:
All of the top, you know, zillion adjusted for era come from the post-DH era and most of them from Eckersley-or-later. Is there an adjustment you're not making, maybe? I mean, it's no secret that pullpens are more prevalent than ever. It's just that, you know . . .
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