Today’s Sports Stat-August 10, 2017
With a win last night, the Los Angeles Dodgers collected their 80th victory of the season. With a record of 80-33 (a .708 winning percentage), the Dodgers are on a pace to win 115 games. The franchise record is 105 wins set by the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Dodgers franchise has won 100 or more games in a season six times: 1899 (the Brooklyn Superbas), the 1941, 1942 and 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, and the 1962 and 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers.
Before the Dodgers’ fans make plans for a World Series victory parade, however, it should be noted that of the six times the Dodgers won 100 or more games in a season, they went to the World series three times… and lost each time!