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BAL v. NYY v. BOS

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I thought this was worth putting up here, but it's in response to a comment from my Patterson acquisition thread.

birdman said in that thread:

I wish there was a way you could look up team OPS but I'm sure RS/NY would beat the O's.

The 2005 numbers for that are:

BOS .811
NYY .805
BAL .761

It's a sizable difference, yes.

The 2005 adjusted OPS+ numbers for the teams:

BOS 114
NYY 111
BAL 106

Cleveland was also at 114, tied for the AL lead with the Red Sox. In this stat, the O's are actually tied with Texas for fourth place in the AL at 106. Tampa Bay was at 101 and Detroit at 100. Everyone else was below the century mark.

Here's an interesting 2005 Orioles stat. On the road, the O's scored 4.93 runs per game. At home, they scored 4.07. That 4.07 mark at Camden Yards was by far the lowest home or road scoring average in the American League. Minnesota (the worst-scoring team in the league) scored 4.20 runs on the road, which was the next-lowest.

To compare, Boston scored 5.93 runs at Fenway and 5.31 on the road. New York was a 5.89 Yankee/5.05 split.

Camden Yards killed the Orioles in 2005, or perhaps they just killed themselves at Camden Yards.

The only marks lower in the majors were:

COL 3.57 road
HOU 4.06 road
SDP 3.80 home
SFG 3.86 home
WSH 3.57 home

With Washington and San Diego, you're talking extreme pitcher's parks. With the Rockies, you're talking the Rockies. The Astros struggled all year to score and survived on pitching. The Giants were without Bonds.

The O's at Camden Yards were the worst offensive team in the American League. Or maybe just the most offensive lineup in the AL.