For the First Time Ever, MLB Home Teams Went 15-0 on Tuesday Night
If you like mind-blowing stats, this post is for you. Because last night, when the Seattle Mariners finished off the Baltimore Orioles in 10 innings at Safeco Field, their victory marked the first time in the history of Major League Baseball that all 15 home teams won.
Of course, baseball hasn’t always had 30 teams, and Tuesday was not the first time every home team won. STATs said MLB home teams have gone 11-0 on six different occasions, most recently in 1989. Meanwhile, they went 8-0 as recently as 2008, and 7-0 as recently as 2013.
But of course, going 11-0, 8-0, or 7-0 is not nearly as statistically impressive as 15-0. According to STATS, the odds 15 MLB home teams going 15-0 are about 1 in 32,768. At those odds, we should only expect such an outcome about once every 80 years.
The previous record for most wins by the home team? It was 12. And it was set back on May 23, 1914, when there were three major leagues each with eight teams.
Here’s the really crazy thing, though. Five teams won by just one run on Tuesday. Four teams—the Indians, Marlins, Twins, and aforementioned Mariners—won in their final at-bat. And three teams won in extra innings.
Top that, Wednesday.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]