Saturday, December 25, 2010
by Larry Koestler
Yanks are of course the blue lines; Red Sox are red. There isn't anything we didn't already know here; just thought it'd be fun to take a look at how the rivals have stacked up graphically over the last 10 seasons. That 2003 Boston team slugged .491, which is outrageous, and I'd have to imagine one of the highest marks in history -- as a point of comparison, the 1927 Yankees slugged "only" .488.
Though it's not delineated on this chart, as I've happily noted several times on this blog the 2009 Yankees' team wOBA of .366 was the best mark of these 20 teams (bettering the '03 Sox by a scant .002), not to mention the highest number of any MLB team during the last decade.