Data in everyday life: America’s Pastime

Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game – Babe Ruth

The World Series starts on Tuesday, October 24, which means we are coming up on the home stretch of the season.

The 2017 season has had many ups and downs affecting teams both positively and negatively. The LA Angels star player, Mike Trout, was injured midseason, NY Yankees rookie Aaron Judge made history, and a new record was set for the total number of home runs in a season. All of these events affect the odds of who will make it to the World Series.

This SQCpack Pareto chart illustrates the total number of World Series wins per team in the MLB. The New York Yankees have won more back-to-back World Series than any other MLB team. It comes to no surprise that they have the most championships at 27 and the St. Louis Cardinals  second with 11. There are eight MLB teams that have not won the World Series: the Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, and the Seattle Mariners.

Who do you think will win the World Series this year?

5 thoughts on “Data in everyday life: America’s Pastime

    • Bob – I apologize; it looks like we accidentally excluded teams that have appeared in the World Series, but have never won. Your Brewers have been added to the list!

    • Dennis – This chart displays the total number of series wins, not individual games. Sorry for the confusion!

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