Baseball Esoterica

October 10, 2005

No Joy, No Surprise

Glad I'm not a Braves fan. In their unprecedented 14-season playoff run, 13 times they have fallen short, and 12 different team have done the trick. Check it out:

Yr Res Opp Rnd
1991 Lost Minnesota WS
1992 Lost Toronto WS
1993 Lost Philadelphia NLCS
1995 Won Cleveland WS
1996 Lost NY Yankees WS
1997 Lost Florida NLCS
1998 Lost San Diego NLCS
1999 Lost NY Yankees WS
2000 Lost St Louis NLDS
2001 Lost Arizona NLCS
2002 Lost San Francisco NLDS
2003 Lost Chicago NLDS
2004 Lost Houston NLDS
2005 Lost Houston NLDS

The Astros just joined the Yankees as the only teams to do it twice.

Here's their series results. There was no NLDS before 1995.

Yr NLDS NLCS WS
1991
Won Lost
1992
Won Lost
1993
Lost
1995 Won Won Won
1996 Won Won Lost
1997 Won Lost
1998 Won Lost
1999 Won Won Lost
2000 Lost

2001 Won Lost
2002 Lost

2003 Lost

2004 Lost

2005 Lost

Record
6-5
5-4
1-4

After earning a spot in the World Series in four of five years, they've been in only one of the past nine. Atlanta has now participated in ten consecutive post-seasons without winning it all. And to top it off, after losing six of seven series in the '00's, they now have a losing record in post-season series at 12-13. And poor Smoltzie has been there for every one. Sigh.

3 Comments:

  • I think if you asked Smoltz, he'd rather have been on the Braves the past 10 years, than say, the Brewers.

    By Blogger TheBentKangaroo, at 8:45 PM  

  • I bet you're right, though that would be torture of a different kind!

    By Anonymous esoteric eric, at 9:45 AM  

  • Hi Blogger:)

    I (teacher) am so glad that there are people like you, providing refined blogs like this..

    Regards,
    refined

    By Anonymous Online, at 7:08 AM  

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