Most Consecutive Games Versus Over and Under .500 Teams

From SABR member Tom Ruane at Cybermetrics on August 20:

I thought it might be interesting to look at four groups:

1) under .400,
2) under .500,
3) over .500 and
4) over .600.

Here’s what I found:

1) Starting on August 11, 1885, the Chicago White Stockings played a record 23 straight games against opponents with a winning percentage under .400. During the streak, they played only Buffalo, Detroit and St. Louis. It ended when they faced Boston (which entered the game with a none-too-impressive winning percentage of .406). Chicago went 20-2-1 during the streak.

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Originally published: August 23, 2011. Last Updated: August 23, 2011.