Monday, March 28, 2011
Chris Jaffe On 10 Things About The 1961 Expansion AL Teams
1. Both teams' franchise record has been over .500 for exactly one day.
Here's a neat fact for you: none of the 14 expansion teams has a winning record for its franchise history. It makes sense that they'd have trouble, given that all clubs struggle in the early goings, but most of these teams are far beyond their original goings. Yet they all still are on the wrong side of .500. You'd expect most of them to be under .500, but all 14? Wow. Some, like the Royals and D-backs, used to be over .500, but none are right now.