In Major League Baseball first, all 15 home teams win on same day
Home sweep home.
When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings Tuesday night, it marked the first time in baseball history 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.
Now that’s home cookin’!
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 12, 2015
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. Read more…