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AL wins interleague play for eighth consecutive season, but just barely

Jul 4, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

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For the eighth season in a row the American League has topped the National League during interleague play, but it was a lot closer than most of those years.

With a record of 131-121 the AL had a winning percentage of .520, which is their lowest interleague mark since 2004:

YEAR     ALW%
2011     .520
2010     .532
2009     .548
2008     .591
2007     .544
2006     .611
2005     .540
2004     .504

Over the course of a 162-game season a .520 winning percentage is the equivalent to going 84-78. Overall the all-time interleague standings have the AL up 1,939 to 1,773, which is a .522 winning percentage and equal to an 85-77 record.

How long has it been since the NL won interleague play? That season the list of players making their MLB debuts included Miguel Cabrera, Mark Teixeira, Hideki Matsui, Chase Utley, Jason Bay, Justin Morneau, Jose Reyes, Brandon Webb, Dan Haren, and Dontrelle Willis.

  1. Ari Collins - Jul 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    And during that same period, the AL has gone 19-14 against the NL in the World Series (.576) and 6-1 (.857) in ASGs.

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