A Weird World Series

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A quick non-bird related post featuring silly math.

How weird was the World Series that ended last night?  Using an outlier test, there’s a 99.9999571% chance that the 2015 World Series was pretty damn weird.

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The average game length (number of innings) in all World Series prior to tonight was 8.92, with only one series passing the 10 inning mark (2005 @ 10.13 innings per game).  The 2015 World Series clocked in at a whopping 10.4 innings per game, almost 2.5 innings longer than the average game in an average World Series.  Pretty nuts!  I doubt we’ll ever see something quite like this again.

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As a short sidenote to this post: my beloved Minnesota Twins hold the unbeatable record for the fewest innings per game in a World Series.  In 1987, the home team won every single game in 8.5 innings.