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This is just something I started thinking about bc of the Rangers Farm Report emails of late, where I've noticed that if Spokane and the Rangers both make the playoffs, every single team in the Rangers organization would have made the playoffs this year, and I was wondering 1)if any other organization has a shot like that this year and 2)would that be a rare occurrence. I would look it up, but I'm 3 weeks into my first semester of law school, so I'm spending too much time on contracts and civil court jurisdiction to spend much time looking that up. Thanks in advance.
I have been thinking of making a similar posting to brag on the success of our farm system. I was waiting to see what Spokane did in the final stretch run.
Round Rock: Division Champ (83-57)Frisco: Playoff Qualifier (76-60)Myrtle Beach: First Half Champ (72-64)Hickory: First Half Champ (78-55)Spokane: It'll be close (34-40)Rookie Ball: Division Champ (38-18)
Top that off with a plethora of All-Stars and Jurickson Profar League MVP and Robbie Ross voted Pitcher of the Year.
I've proposed your question to Scott Lucas. Will advise his response.
I asked him this morning on Twitter, and his response was "no idea," which is why I decided to propose the question here, hoping there's somebody with any information on it.
I'll start researching that this evening. Usually, if it involves the minors and any in-depth research, I just ask Scott or Jamey. They can almost always answer. If Scott didn't have the answer off the top of his head, you can bet he will find it out and is likely checking too. I will research it and let you know what I find out, as I am curious as well.
Thanks for that, I would check it out, but I have a pile of law books staring me down on this 3 day weekend...
Erick,My advice, enjoy the Rangers/Red sox series this weekend and ease on the law. TRUST me... You aren't going to remember anything you look at 3 weeks in come finals anyway. That's what we used Thanksgiving for (or the Mariners-A's weekend series the next three weeks).
I would be watching the game right now, but I live in Houston, and we don't get the Friday night games here. Although I'm taking your advice for now and turning my attention to non-law stuff for now.
Just go to the Rangers web-site. Towards the top where you see the box score for the game, click on "Gameday". It's better than nothing. it is live and stats galore. I use it during the game to track pitch counts, pitch mixes, etc.
I've got the MLB audio thing, so I normally use that on the Friday games. Plus it gives me the chance to listen to Eric Nadel once a week.
Nadel is the best! I bet you could do both, audio and game day.
Yeah, the audio has the gameday info up there. It's almost a good replacement for the tv.
Erick - I have looked extensively. Had contact with seveal people @ Baseball Amanac. SABR, etc. Most say the history of the minors is too extensive to research or even catalog past stats. But then there was this from Jamey this morning:
The Rangers’ Short-Season Class A affiliate in Spokane missed the Northwest League playoffs by one game, eliminated on the season’s final day. Had the Indians made it to the post-season, the Rangers would have had the chance (assuming they overcome the Bowden prophecy) to become the first organization ever to place its big league club and each of its stateside minor league affiliates in the post-season in the same year.
That would've een a cool record to own. Maybe next year.
Yeah, I saw that from Jamey, and also I saw something in the links from this weekend that was a story from T.R. Sullivan talking about it. Apparently a couple of years ago all the Pirates minor league teams made the playoffs, but of course the big league team didn't.
But still a fairly impressive showing by the organization.
And this note from Scott Lucas, which you may or may not have seen:
By my count, Texas set a franchise record with 390 wins by its six US-based minor-league affiliates. The .564 winning percentage was also a franchise high for a six-team slate. (Collections of four teams in 1973 and 1974 won at a slightly higher rate.) Not coincidentally, the Rangers' minor-league teams led all franchises in aggregate winning percentage.
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