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How do you compute the games out of first place stat in baseball?

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2007-04-22 22:45:33

Suppose Team A is in first place and you want to know how many

games back Team B is. Compute the following: (Wins for A)+(Losses

for B)-(Losses for A)-(Wins for B), and divide the result by two.

See how it works: If A and B play each other and A wins, then (Wins

for A) and (Losses for B) both go up by one, so the number of games

behind increases by one; likewise, if B wins, (Losses for A) and

(Wins for B) increase, so the number of games behind decreases by

one.


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