Baseball Crank
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June 19, 2006
BASEBALL: The Junior Circuit Rules

David Pinto notes the AL's dominating record thus far in interleague play. I'm not so quick to write this off entirely as a small sample size - the AL isn't quite that much better, but I really have no question it's the stronger league right now. Certainly my pre-season look at the established talent levels in each league supported that view, as AL teams averaged 223.01 EWSL (74 wins' worth) vs. 202.29 (67 wins) for the NL. That's a substantial difference, although I'm not sure how real the difference is when you account for the fact that AL teams have 9 regulars and NL teams have 8 (there's some real chicken-and-egg issues there).

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