LOB stands for the statistic Left On Base. This is the number of base runners when the third out of an inning is made. As far as I know, there have been no studies done to find the relationship between men left on base and win records. And when thinking about it, I don't know that there is a correlation between LOB and winning (or losing). A team could leave 1 man on base for a game because they didn't get a lot of base runners in the game OR because they did get a lot of base runners and were able to knock them in for runs with home runs. A team could leave 12 men on base for a game because they didn't get timely base hits or because they got a lot of timely base hits which scored a lot of runs. Why don't other folks place their opinions after this one? And if anyone knows of a study about runners left of base and winning/losing, please leave the website where it can be found.
The worst record to win a division in MLB history was 82-80 by the San Diego Padres, the National League West Division winners in 2005.
It can take votes away from either one of the parties which results in a vote that is lob sided allowing an win by a candidate that may not have happened otherwise.
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Cy Young won 20 or more games 16 times. He actually won more than 30 games five times. In 22 seasons Young had a win/loss record of 511 and 316.
The 1906 Cubs are tied with the 2001 Seattle Mariners for the MLB record for wins by a team in the regular season with 116.
The Mets' 108-win total from 1986 was a club record, not an MLB record. Since then, that win total has been surpassed by the New York Yankees (114 in 1998), and the Seattle Mariners (116 in 2001). The closest the Mets have come is 100 wins in 1988.
Seattle Mariners 2001 116-46 (regular season) or 1998 Yankees 125-50 including playoffs.
Cy Young (active from 1890-1911) had a career won loss record of 511-316. Both his win total and loss total are MLB career records.
The Cincinnati Reds have the highest winning percentage against them. The Reds are 5-4 all time against the Yankees.
Link for current info: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/index.jsp As of 8/18/2008 the cubs are 76 wins, 48 loses.