Today’s Sports Stat: October 26, 2017

(Lesson learned… don’t go to bed with the score 3-2 in the eighth inning of the World Series!)

The Houston Astros evened the 2017 World Series at a game apiece with a come-from-behind, extra-innings, 7-6 win over the Dodgers in Game Two last night.

The Astros this season became the 10th team in MLB history to reach the World Series within four years after losing 100 games in a season. Houston lost 111 games in 2013. They are looking to become only the fourth team in baseball history to win a World Series within four years of losing 100 games.

Here’s a look at the 10 teams that lost 100 games in a season and then reached the World Series within four years of those 100 losses.

Within two years
Boston Braves, 1912: Lost 101 games in ’12… won the World Series in 1914.

Boston Red Sox, 1965: Lost 100 games in ’65… lost the World Series in 1967.
New York Mets, 1967: Lost 101 games in ’67… won the World Series in 1969.
Tampa Bay, 2006: Lost 101 games in ’06… lost the World Series in 2008.

Within three years
Atlanta Braves, 1988: Lost 106 games in ’88… lost the World Series in 1991. (Note: The Braves also lost the 1992 World Series, four years after losing 106 games in 1988.)
Detroit, 2003: Lost 119 games in ’03… lost the World Series in 2006.

Within four years
San Francisco, 1985: Lost 100 games in ‘85… lost the World Series in 1989
Cleveland, 1991: Lost 105 games in ’91… lost the World Series in 1995
Chicago Cubs, 2012: Lost 101 games in ’12… won the World Series in 2016.
Houston Astros, 2013: Lost 111 games in ’13… ??? World Series 2017.

 

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