You’re unlikely to win an argument against Sept. 28, 2011 being one of the most momentous days in baseball history. A dynasty came crashing down and postseason structure was changed, in part due to the events that unfolded under the domed roof of Tropicana Field.
For Episode 7 of the Box Score Show, Kevin Chroust and Chris DeSalvo take you back to Game 162, an unforgettable night in the AL East, with the Red Sox and Yankees tasting defeat in heartbreaking fashion and also find the answer to life’s eternal question: who on earth is Dan Johnson?
The Box Score Show is a production for The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to check out our other podcasts as well, including our mini-series looking at the state of analytics. Our final episode focuses on baseball: the land of openers, defensive shifts, four-men outfields and more abbreviations that you can shake a stick at. You don’t have to look far to see how baseball has been shaped by the data revolution.
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