The Chicago Cubs started off the 2016 Major League Baseball Season with a shut out win over the California Angles. We are starting the season off with a win! What are the chances of the Chicago Cubs (or ANY MLB team) going UNDEFEATED? Over the length of the a 162 season the chances seem rather slim don’t they?
Well the Chicago Cubs do own the best winning percentage of any team in the 100+ year seasons of MLB, of 76.3%. Fairly remarkable for a team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908! The current modern day record winning percentage is held by the 2001 Seattle Mariners at 71.6%.
So what are the odds of one team, be it the Cubs or anyone else, going undefeated for the entire 162 game season? Approximately .0000000000036%… So barring some sort of corruption or every team contracting the flu at the same time, the chances are rather long!
I think you and I would be better off to buy a lottery ticket!
And that’s my take!