Dem Yankees

October 11th, 2007at 06:55pm Posted by Eli

One of Newsday baseball writer Ken Davidoff’s readers sent him a Very Interesting bit of trivia:

[T]he last time the Yankees won it all with a Republican in power was 1958, when they edged the Milwaukee Braves, 4-3, with Dwight Eisenhower running things. In the subsequent 49 years, they have won eight more World Series titles, but all came with Democrats in the White House _ 1961 and 1962 under John F. Kennedy, 1977 and 1978 with Jimmy Carter and 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 under Bill Clinton.

The Republicans will have presided during 29 of those 49 Fall Classics, by the end of this season, and no one can match the Yankees’ eight titles during that period; the Dodgers rank second, with five. So the timing of the Yankees’ success, relating to the United States’ election cycle, is statistically amusing.

Bottom line: If you love the Yankees, it’s time to dedicate your efforts to getting the Democrats back in power. If you’re a Mets supporter, keep in mind that your two titles came under Nixon (in 1969) and Ronald Reagan (in 1986), and join the Republicans.

Hey, it’s not like there’s a lot of Democrats in Boston, right?

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Sports,Weirdness


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