Baseball’s Wild-Card Change Drops the Ball: How I Would Fix It

March 2, 2012 by  

Baseball's new playoff format will add two more teams to the mix, along with added excitement for fans of those teams competing, but they completely blew the concept.

In the antiquated system in place before 1969, only one team from each league made the playoffs. They split into two divisions in each league that year, and in 1994, three divisions. 1995 was the year the wild card came on the scene.

It was enacted in part because of the injustice the San Francisco Giants suffered in 1993, finishing 103-59, but going home because they were unlucky enough to play in the same division as the 1...

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