11 Game Losing Streak! What Were The Chances?
Are the 2012 Cleveland Indiands really that bad?
Lewie Pollis of Wahoo’s on First lets Tribe fans know about “The Mathematical Improbability of Cleveland’s 11-Game Losing Streak.” Pollis points out:
“For a team to have a greater chance of losing 11 games than winning at least one, its true-talent winning percentage would have to be no better than .061. Such a team would finish with a 10-152 record (yes, you read that correctly). Which is, of course, absolutely ridiculous.”
Note: Even the 1962 New York Mets, the worst team in baseball since WWII, managed to finish 40-120.