A Comprehensive Analysis of Team Streakiness in Major League Baseball: 1962-2016

By Paul H. Kvam and Zezhong Chen

This article was published in the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal.

A baseball team would be considered “streaky” if its record exhibits an unusually high number of consecutive wins or losses. In this paper, we investigate win outcomes for every major-league team from 1962 through the 2016 season in order to find out if any teams exhibited significant streakiness. A baseball team would be considered “streaky” if its record exhibits an unusually high number of consecutive wins or losses, compared to what might be expected if the team’s performance does not really . . .

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