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Does MLB Parity Exist?

first glance, it looks like baseball and competitive balance run on parallel lines. There are the Yankees with their 27 World Championships and the Pittsburgh Pirates who have not had a winning season since 1992.

Those two franchises met in the epic 1960 World Series when Bill Mazeroski won it with a Game Seven ninth-inning home run. 1960 was during a run where the Yankees played in 14 out of 16 World Series.

The league championship series did not come into being until 1969, so that meant that in a 16-year span, the Yankees had the American League's best record 14 times.

Although that is proof that there is more parity today than 50 years ago, that does not mean that parity exists in Major League Baseball.

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