Stats Say: Yanks going to the World Series

Maybe the headline should say "Simon says," because one of ESPN's Stats and Information gurus, Mark Simon, is at it again. Here are the goods:

The Yankees win on Saturday makes them 21-8.

Every Yankees team that has won 21 of its first 30 games (they play No. 30 on Sunday Night Baseball) has made it to the World Series.

This is be the 16th time that the Yankees will have won at least 21 of their first 30 games.

Of the previous 15 instances, they made the World Series every time, and won it 12 times.