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On 7/27/2018 at 5:34 PM, willmorris said:

The 1981 Reds had the best record in baseball and failed to make the playoffs, thanks to the split season playoff format.

 

I'm obsessed with the 1981 Reds and have studied them endlessly. They had a few remaining Big Red Machine guys plus Tom Seaver, plus a young Mario Soto. That's to my knowledge the only time the playoffs have happened without the team with the best record. I've felt for a long time that the Reds need to treat those guys like it's a half championship. Have the team back for anniversary reunions, display the banner more prominently in the stadium, like flown on top of the boat in centerfield, because they got did dirty. 

 

What also sucks about missing the playoffs is that was the last gasp of the Big Red Machine and they didn't get to go out with a playoff try or at least a true pennant race with the Dodgers and Astros. A bunch of guys left after that year, Tom Seaver had a bad season, and the 82 Reds lost 100 games. 

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7 different former starting QBs for the Browns have found themselves as No. 2 backups on other teams for the 2018-19 NFL season:

 

- DeShone Kizer (Green Bay), started 15 last season for Cleveland as a rookie last season 

 

- Cody Kessler (Jacksonville), started 8 games for Cleveland in 2016

 

- Colt McCoy (Washington), started 21 games between 2010 and 2011 for Cleveland.

 

- Josh McCown (New York Jets), started 11 games between 2015 and 2016 for Cleveland

 

- Brian Hoyer (New England), started 16 games between 2013 and 2014 for Cleveland 

 

- Brandon Weeden (Houston), started 20 games for Cleveland between 2012 and 2013

 

- Robert Griffin III (Baltimore), started 5 games for Cleveland in 2016

 

 

 The Miami Dolphins have tabbed former Browns QB, Brock Osweiler, who never played a regular season down for Cleveland, with No. 2 Backup duties.

 

The Washington Redskins had another former Cleveland starter, Kevin Hogan (1 game in 2017) as the No. 3 QB, but he was part of cut downs to final rosters yesterday.*

 

The Seattle Seahawks have Austin Davis as the No. 3 QB who started 2 games for Cleveland in 2015

 

*- UPDATE: Kevin Hogan has been claimed off waivers by Denver and in return released Paxton Lynch. I'd suspect Hogan will be the No. 2 behind Case Keenum, bringing the number of former Browns starters as backups to 8.

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The team that has beaten the Matt Ryan-era Falcons in the playoffs has gone on to play in the Super Bowl

2008- Warner's Cardinals

2010- Rodgers' Packers

2011- Eli's Second

2012- 49ers in the Harbaugh Bowl

2016- Let's not talk about this one

2017- Eagles

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On 9/2/2018 at 9:57 AM, DNAsports said:

7 different former starting QBs for the Browns have found themselves as No. 2 backups on other teams for the 2018-19 NFL season:

 

- DeShone Kizer (Green Bay), started 15 last season for Cleveland as a rookie last season 

 

- Cody Kessler (Jacksonville), started 8 games for Cleveland in 2016

 

- Colt McCoy (Washington), started 21 games between 2010 and 2011 for Cleveland.

 

- Josh McCown (New York Jets), started 11 games between 2015 and 2016 for Cleveland

 

- Brian Hoyer (New England), started 16 games between 2013 and 2014 for Cleveland 

 

- Brandon Weeden (Houston), started 20 games for Cleveland between 2012 and 2013

 

- Robert Griffin III (Baltimore), started 5 games for Cleveland in 2016

 

 

 The Miami Dolphins have tabbed former Browns QB, Brock Osweiler, who never played a regular season down for Cleveland, with No. 2 Backup duties.

 

The Washington Redskins had another former Cleveland starter, Kevin Hogan (1 game in 2017) as the No. 3 QB, but he was part of cut downs to final rosters yesterday.*

 

The Seattle Seahawks have Austin Davis as the No. 3 QB who started 2 games for Cleveland in 2015

 

*- UPDATE: Kevin Hogan has been claimed off waivers by Denver and in return released Paxton Lynch. I'd suspect Hogan will be the No. 2 behind Case Keenum, bringing the number of former Browns starters as backups to 8.

 

If you want to include the CFL, it's up to 9.

Johnny Manziel (Hamilton/Montreal), started 8 games for Cleveland 2014-2015

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  • With the Astros losing tonight in the ALCS, no baseball team since the "modern" playoff structure (1995-present) has yet to sweep every round. (LDS, LCS, World Series). That would require going a perfect 11-0 (although 12-0 is possible as of 2012 with the one-off wild card game).
  • Every MLB team except for the Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals has been to the World Series at least once. The Rangers were the second-to-last, not reaching the Series until 2010 (and prior to this year, had never even won a playoff series). The Nationals have only ever won a playoff series as the Montreal Expos.
  • While New York City is most notable for city vs. city World Series, it has happened elsewhere. The Cardinals and Browns, both from St. Louis, played in the 1944 series. (The Browns later moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles). The '44 series is notable for all seven games being played in the same park (which is not possible anymore as no baseball teams share a stadium).

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On 8/12/2015 at 1:14 PM, OnWis97 said:

People like to say that the most unbreakable MLB record is Dimaggio's 56-game hit streak.

Try breaking this one: Ed Ruelbach two complete game shutouts in one Day!

 

On 8/12/2015 at 2:23 PM, jmoe12 said:

Or Johnny Vander meer's back to back no-hitters

 

On 8/12/2015 at 2:52 PM, waltere said:

Or Fernando Tatis' two grand slams in one inning

What's interesting about all these is they are theoretically breakable. Some records that were eventually broken, such as Cal Ripken Jr's consecutive games played, were themselves remarkable because the previous records were thought to be unbreakable. Many pitching records were achieved because the early days of baseball had no real concept of a bullpen or a closer, and pitchers were expected to go entire games.

 

There are some records in baseball that are truly unbreakable, even in theory, due to rule changes. One of them being the 1899 Cleveland Spiders losing 101 road games. Obviously not breakable anymore due to a team playing no more than 82* road games.

 

*An 82nd road game can occur if there is a game 163 (i.e. a one-game playoff). And if that team goes on to the actual wild card playoff game, that would be an 83rd road game. If they keep advancing but never host any of the playoff rounds, there'd still be a maximum of 94 road games (assuming every playoff series went the full length).

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On 10/7/2015 at 6:26 AM, pmoehrin said:

Since the LDS became the norm in 1995, this is the first year where none of the original American League teams are represented in that round.

This will also be just the third time in American League history where none of the original 8 teams will be represented in the ALCS. The two previous years were 1982 (Angels vs Brewers) and 1985 (Blue Jays vs Royals).

There has also never been a World Series where a team that was active in 1901 wasn't involved.

Oddly enough, didn't this get broken just a few weeks after this post? The 2015 World Series was Royals vs. Mets, neither of which were active in 1901. 2018 could potentially give us Astros vs. Brewers, which would seem to be the second time such a scenario will occur (both being 1960s-era expansion teams).

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1 hour ago, Quillz said:

Oddly enough, didn't this get broken just a few weeks after this post? The 2015 World Series was Royals vs. Mets, neither of which were active in 1901. 2018 could potentially give us Astros vs. Brewers, which would seem to be the second time such a scenario will occur (both being 1960s-era expansion teams).


Another fact... the NL East is the only of the current six divisions that has never hosted either team.

Both have been members of the AL West, and NL Central.  The Brewers were in the AL East and AL Central.  The Astros have been in the NL West.

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5 minutes ago, NicDB said:


Another fact... the NL East is the only of the current six divisions that has never hosted either team.

Both have been members of the AL West, and NL Central.  The Brewers were in the AL East and AL Central.  The Astros have been in the NL West.

And let's not ignore an Astros vs. Brewers World Series would be between the two teams that switched leagues. (The Astros have the distinction of being the only team to ever appear in the World Series representing both leagues. The Brewers can pull this off too should they advance). Unfortunately, neither will have the distinction of winning a championship from both leagues (Brewers lost in '82 as the AL team, Astros lost in '05 as the NL team).

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Here was something kind of interesting:

 

Until 2016, every team that beat the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS went on to win the World Series. (And the Blue Jays won the World Series during the only two LCS they've won). They lost the 1985 and 2015 ALCS to the Royals, the 1989 ALCS to the A's, the 1991 ALCS to the Twins, and the 2016 ALCS to the Indians.

 

The 2016 Indians, of course, became (the first?) team to blow a 3-1 World Series lead.

 

I did some brief research and I couldn't find any other baseball team that "guaranteed" a Series winner other than the Jays.

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