Trivia Time: MLB Tiebreaker Edition

Posted: September 29, 2011 by Keith Stone in baseball, MLB, trivia

There’s nothing more exciting than a baseball tiebreaker. Well, maybe Game 7 of the World Series. There have been 13 tiebreakers all-time, most recently in 2009. In 1969, Major League Baseball modified its tiebreaking procedures to make the rules in both the American and National Leagues uniform. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and you win the pennant. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

Prior to 1969, what was the difference between the AL and NL tiebreaker? (and a hint: it wasn’t that the NL winner got to lose to the Yankees in the World Series)

Answer: The AL tiebreaker was one game, while the NL tiebreaker was a best-of-three series.

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