Useless information dept.

Jayson Stark is back with remarkable AL West information, the Sultan's Corner and other tidbits.

Originally Published: September 14, 2002
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Useless AL West information If it weren't for that pesky wild card, which will allow both teams to make the playoffs, the A's-Angels race in the AL West might be about to etch itself into the annals of baseball's Greatest Races of All Time.

The A's have gone 32-8 since July 31 and 24-4 since Aug. 13. The Angels have gone 25-7 since Aug. 10 and 17-3 since Aug. 24.

And the last time two teams were tied for first place with this many wins (91) or more following games of Sept. 12 was 1942, ...

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