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20 Postseason Baseball and NFL Football Stats to make you smarter

By October 4, 2013 No Comments
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postseason-baseball-football-statsThere’s a big time sporgy going on right now with MLB Postseason baseball, hockey, college and NFL football all going on. This week I help make you smarter by dishing some knowledge about postseason baseball and the NFL. Word.

Postseason Baseball Trivia

1. The Kansas City Royals have longest postseason drought, which is now at 28 years.

2. Manny Ramirez holds the record for most HRs in the division series for a career with 12.

3. Randy Johnson is the current leader for career strikeouts in an NLDS with 81.

4. Andy Pettitte and John Smoltz lead all pitchers in career NLDS wins with 7.

5. The only player to win the ALCS MVP more than once is Oakland A’s pitcher Dave Stewart.

6. The 1973 New York Mets and 2005 San Diego Padres have the fewest wins of any division winner winning just 82 games.

7. Bobby Cox has the record for most postseason appearances by a manager with 16.

8. The 1954 Cleveland Indians won the most regular season games (111) but still lost the World Series.

9. The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series while winning the fewest number of regular season games with 83.

10. The Boston Red Sox hold the record for most consecutive postseason losses with 13 from 1986-1995.

11. The New York Yankees hold the record for most consecutive playoff wins with 12, doing it twice (1927-1932) and again from (1998-1999).

12. The 1969 New York Mets have the honor of having the lowest team batting average of any World Series winner at .242.

 

NFL Football Stats

1. The 1992 San Diego Chargers are the only NFL team to make the playoffs after starting 0-4, winning the division with an 11-5 record.

2. The 2000 Baltimore Ravens team defense allowed the fewest points in a 16 game schedule giving up only 165.

3. The 1992 Seattle Seahawks miserable offense holds the record for fewest points scored in a season since 1970 with 140 (8.8 ppg).

4. The 1974 Buffalo Bills were the last team to play an entire game without completing a single pass.

5. The 1978 New England Patriots hold the team record for most rushing yards in one season with 3,165.

6. The 1981 Baltimore Colts allowed the most points in a season with 533 in 1981.

7. The 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers hold the modern record for most defensive shutouts in a season with 5.

8. The 1978 San Francisco 49ers hold the dubious distinction of having the most turnovers in one season with 63.

 

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Aaron Senich

Aaron Senich

A long-suffering Cleveland Browns fans, who will be switching allegiances to the Seattle Seahawks for the 2014 season through marriage. Bloody mary, full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. -Archer