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Home teams win all 15 games for 1st time in MLB history

1 year 5 months 1 week ago August 13, 2015 Aug 13, 2015 Thursday, August 13 2015 August 13, 2015 8:56 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Mike Fitzpatrick

Home was the place to be in baseball Tuesday night.

When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings, it marked the first time all 15 home teams won on the same day.

Viewing every game as a 50-50 proposition independent of all others, STATS figured the odds of a home sweep on a night with a full major league schedule was 1 in 32,768. 

Research by the Elias Sports Bureau, baseball's official statistician, indicated that previously the best performance by home teams had been 12-0 on May 23, 1914. That included four games that day in the Federal League, then considered one of three major leagues.

Checking only the American League and National League, STATS found four days when hosts went 11-0 - three of them in the 1800s. The most recent occasion was Sept. 16, 1989.

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