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This time it’s mlb.com itself having a little trouble with their fact checking:

Road worriers: The Blue Jays have compiled an impressive 35-22 at Rogers Centre, but have stumbled to a 23-35 mark on the road. That is largest discrepancy of home and road records in Major League Baseball.

It’s not even close: the Milwaukee Brewers are the biggest homers in the league (for a complete rundown, see my in-depth and evidently boring-as-heck article on this topic. If you’re not quite ready for naptime, battersbox has a fantastic historical analysis, and with pictures, too!)

Team Home Record Away Record
Toronto Blue Jays 35-22 24-35
Milwaukee Brewers 39-20 23-36

Not only do they have a significantly better record than the Jays at home, but their record is even worse on the road. The Blue Jays are just at the high end of the spectrum….Milwaukee is on pace for a second straight year of the highest home field advantage not at mile-high stadium in the last half decade. I have no idea why- it’s a pretty normal, predictable park with a lot of room in foul territory. And just like the Jays, they hit a little better, but more importantly their pitching is vastly better, with more than 1 run a game less allowed at home.

Written by halejon

August 13, 2007 at 5:55 am

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