December 26, 2003
By the numbers .778 Maryland's overall winning percentage - third worst among ACC teams. He said it "I think I'm a pretty easy guy to play for, as long as you bust your rear end and do it every possession." Roy Williams, North Carolina coach
May 23, 2003
With possession so precious this time of the year, Kyle Harrison's work in the faceoff circle against Syracuse senior Chris Bickel could prove pivotal. Harrison ranks seventh nationally with a .633 winning percentage, and he gets strong help from Grey Peyser and Lou Braun, who has won 61.3 percent of his 93 attempts. Bickel, who has competed for 339 faceoffs this year, with a winning percentage of .560, could wear down in the second half. Hopkins also does not want to give Syracuse sophomore goalie Jay Pfeifer early confidence.
September 21, 2003
It's a fact The Red Sox are 25-15 (.625) in one-run games, the best winning percentage in the American League. Milestone The Mariners are on track to become just the second club since 1904 to use five starting pitchers all season. The number 28: Number of different line ups used by the Reds this season.
July 6, 1993
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Jockey Wayne Barnett and trainer Jeff C. Runco captured the riding and training titles during Charles Town Races' spring meet, which ended June 30.Barnett, a 27-year-old Wayne, Mich., native, booted home 85 winners, 71 seconds and 47 thirds from 379 mounts for a winning percentage of .220 and an in-the-money percentage of .600. The spring riding title was Barnett's fourth straight meet title at the three-quarter-mile track.Chris Martin was second in the standings with 49 wins, followed by Larry Dupuy with 46.Runco garnered his 11th straight meet title and 14th meet title overall, saddling 47 winners, 31 seconds and 25 thirds from 157 starts for a winning percentage of .300 and an in-the-money percentage of .660.
June 25, 2013
We're not even halfway through 2013 and the Orioles have already lost more one-run games than in all of 2012. Of course, the Orioles were something special last season, winning 93 games and making the playoffs thanks in large part to a 29-9 record in one-run games, giving them the best winning percentage (.763) in MLB history in that situation. Back in spring training, I wrote a blog post about whether their one-run success was sustainable . In the post, I cited historical data compiled by Blake Murphy of Beyond the Box Score.
September 27, 1998
Quote: "I was thinking about going to short next." -- Ken Griffey of the Mariners, who played all three outfield positions and first base.It's a fact: The Rangers have lost 28 of their past 35 games against Seattle in the Kingdome.Who's hot: Attendance was 41,150, raising the Yankees' team-record total to 2,900,126.Who's not: The Angels have dropped nine of their past 12 games.On deck: By winning their regular-season finale today, the Yankees would become the ninth team in major-league history to finish a season with a winning percentage of .700.