The Battle for .500

Okay, if we look at the .500 mark as a level of mediocrity, we have to acknowledge that under .500 is less than mediocre, so here are the teams hoping that their glass is half-full.

NL

Rk Tm W L W-L%
7  LAD 80 78 .506
8  WSN 78 80 .494
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Generated 9/26/2011.
  • The 2005 Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals are the last NL teams to finish at exactly .500.
  • The Dodgers have only finished at exactly .500 once in franchise history and that was in 1993.
  • The Nationals not only finished at .500 in 2005, but at .500 in both 1988 and 1989 as the Expos.

AL

Rk Tm W L W-L%
7  CLE 80 79 .503
8  TOR 80 79 .503
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Generated 9/26/2011.
  • The Indians have finished at .500 three times in their history: 1916, 1966, and 2008.
  • The Jays have never finished exactly at .500.