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June 23, 2008
BASEBALL: Rising To A Challenge

Question of the day - can you name the four major league teams that are at least 5 games over .500 against teams with winning or .500 records?


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Via Baseball-Reference.com here and here.


1. The Rays 37-26 (.587 in 63 games). By far the toughest schedule in the game, having played only 12 games against losing teams.

2. The Red Sox 29-21 (.580 in 50 games).

3. The Angels 24-17 (.585 in 41 games).

4. The Mets 18-13 (.581 in 31 games). Yes, those Mets.

No other AL team has a winning record against non-losing teams; three other NL teams do, the Cardinals (12-9), the Marlins (15-12), and the Cubs (12-11). Worst records against winning teams? The D-backs (7-18, .280), the Nationals (16-33, .327), the Rockies (14-28, .333), the Mariners (18-34, .346), and the Royals (18-32, .360).

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Figured the AL East had to have 2 teams and that this question was being asked because the Mets were probably and oddly one of the teams. Didn't come up with Angels. Went with Houston guessing they may have had a good record against the Cubs and Cards.

Posted by: jim at June 23, 2008 6:27 PM
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