MLL National League Standings as of 6.4.2011

(only represents games reported to Web Administrator)























1st 1st Phillies 12 3 0 174 97 15 0.0 0.800
2nd 2nd Red Sox 9 5 0 130 104 14 2.5 0.643
3rd 3rd Rockies 7 7 0 138 124 14 4.5 0.500
4th 3rd Royals 7 7 0 125 128 14 4.5 0.500
5th 5th Yankees 6 8 0 118 150 14 5.5 0.429
6th 5th Twins 6 8 0 107 147 14 5.5 0.429
7th 7th A's 6 9 0 139 140 15 6.0 0.400
8th 8th Marlins 4 10 0 109 150 14 7.5 0.286

The Fine Art Of Sport Statistics

Games Behind (GB)

Statistics can be useful in calculating the number of games a team is behind the first place team .

The Games Behind is calculated as follows:

GB = ((games won by the 1st place team minus games won by any other team) plus (games lost by any other team minus games lost by the 1st place team)) divided by 2


If the Reds have won 15 games and lost 4 games and the Blues have won 9 games and lost 10 games we would have:
        GB = (15-9)+(10-4)/2 = 6 games behind
        The Blues are 6 games behind the Reds.

If the two teams involved do not have the same number of games played, the GB would not be a whole number, example:

If the Reds have won 15 games and lost 4 games (total of games played 19) and the Browns have won 8 games and lost 10 games lost (total of games played 18) we would have:
        GB = (15-8)+(10-4)/2 = 6.5 games behind

        Then the Browns are 6.5 games behind the Reds.


Standings / Average / Win Average / Pct

The standings are calculated to the nearest thousandth to determine the Win Average (AVE) or winning percentage.

AVE = Total of wins / Total of games played

Example: A team that has won 15 games out of 23 games has a winning percentage of .662 (15 divided by 23).




Seedings are based on Standings after the last regular season game has been played.


Tie breakers are decided by:

1. Head to Head results.  The results of the two (or three) teams are reviewed and the team with the best record will be placed in the better seed position.

2. If the Head to Head results are the same or not enough games have been played against each other: Compare Runs Given Up ("Runs Against").  The lower the points the better, so the team with the lower runs given up will be placed in the better seed position.

3. If there is not a clear winner with Runs Given Up: Head to Head with the First Seed team.  The results of each of the tied teams against the first seed are reviewed and the team with the best record will be placed in the better seed position.  If this is the same, move to Second seed, Third, until one of the teams wins.


Statistics information provided by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), who also have a great web site.