TODAYSPORTSTAT-July 9, 2017
Can the winner of the MLB All-Star Game predict whether the A.L. or N.L. team will win the World Series that year?
In the last 30 years when there was a winner for the MLB All-Star Game and the World Series in the same year (in 1994 a players’ strike cancelled the World Series and in 2002 the All-Star Game ended in a tie) 17 of those seasons the same league won the ASG and World Series. Last season the A.L. won the ASG, but the N.L. Cubs won the World Series.
The same league has won the ASG and World Series in 10 of the last 16 years, and in five of the last seven. A trend?