Oh No , why did Boston Red Sox Win Major League Baseball ??

$SPX performance after an American League wins the MLB

Boston Red Sox

Firstly !!! Congrats to Boston Red Sox for winning the MLB ,

Below the perfromance of $SPX from October end to next October end since 1950 ( minus the year when there was no World Series in 1994)

  • Winners : 48
  • Losers : 14
  • % Winners : 77%
  • Average Change % : 8.42
  • Median Change % : 10.82
  • Maximum Gain % : 33.65
  • Maximum Loss % : -37.47
  • Average Gain %if Winner : 15.21
  • Average Loss % if Loser : -14.86
  • Average Gain % / Average Loss % : 1.02

Below the perfromance of $SPX from October end to next October end since 1950 ( minus the year when there was no World Series in 1994) when a National League wins 

  • Winners : 23
  • Losers : 6
  • % Winners : 79%
  • Average Change % : 11.06
  • Median Change % : 12.44
  • Maximum Gain % : 33.65
  • Maximum Loss % : -16.42
  • Average Gain %if Winner : 16.81
  • Average Loss % if Loser : -10.96
  • Average Gain % / Average Loss % : 1.53

that’s an out-performance of 264 basis points over the average annual returns of $SPX

Below the perfromance of $SPX from October end to next October end since 1950 ( minus the year when there was no World Series in 1994) when an American League wins 

  • Winners : 25
  • Losers : 8
  • % Winners : 76%
  • Average Change % : 6.10
  • Median Change % : 9.31
  • Maximum Gain % : 30.94
  • Maximum Loss % : -37.47
  • Average Gain %if Winner : 13.75
  • Average Loss % if Loser : -17.79
  • Average Gain % / Average Loss % : 0.77

an under performance of 232 basis points ..

ps: last time when Boston Red Sox won the MLB , in 2007 , we don’t need to tell that from 2007 Oct end to Oct 2008 , $SPX lost about -37% .

pps: all is not lost , whenever American League team wins by a margin of 4-2 ( exactly) , $SPX never lost in the next one year , since 1951

  • Winners : 8
  • Losers : 0
  • % Winners : 100%
  • Average Change % : 12.84
  • Median Change % : 10.52
  • Maximum Gain % : 29.68
  • Maximum Loss % : 0.88
  • Average Gain %if Winner : 12.84

below the table with the details of $SPX changes from October end to next October end , since 1950 , along with the MBL winner details ( ThanQ Wikipedia for providing the MLB winers historical list , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Series_champions)

Year SPX 1 Year Returns % Winner Manager League Games Runners Up Manager League
2013 ~ 1763.31 ?? Boston Red Sox John Farrell AL 4–2 St. Louis Cardinals Mike Matheny NL
2012 1412.16 24.87 San Francisco Giants Bruce Bochy NL 4–0 Detroit Tigers Jim Leyland AL
2011 1253.3 12.68 St. Louis Cardinals[W] Tony La Russa NL 4–3 Texas Rangers Ron Washington AL
2010 1183.26 5.92 San Francisco Giants Bruce Bochy NL 4–1 Texas Rangers Ron Washington AL
2009 1036.19 14.19 New York Yankees Joe Girardi AL 4–2 Philadelphia Phillies Charlie Manuel NL
2008 968.75 6.96 Philadelphia Phillies Charlie Manuel NL 4–1 Tampa Bay Rays Joe Maddon AL
2007 1549.38 -37.47 Boston Red Sox Terry Francona AL 4–0 Colorado Rockies Clint Hurdle NL
2006 1377.94 12.44 St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa NL 4–1 Detroit Tigers Jim Leyland AL
2005 1207.01 14.16 Chicago White Sox Ozzie Guillén AL 4–0 Houston Astros Phil Garner NL
2004 1130.2 6.80 Boston Red Sox[W] Terry Francona AL 4–0 St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa NL
2003 1050.71 7.57 Florida Marlins[W][X] Jack McKeon NL 4–2 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL
2002 885.76 18.62 Anaheim Angels[W][X] Mike Scioscia AL 4–3 San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker NL
2001 1059.78 -16.42 Arizona Diamondbacks[X] Bob Brenly NL 4–3 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL
2000 1429.4 -25.86 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL 4–1 New York Mets Bobby Valentine NL
1999 1362.93 4.88 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL 4–0 Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox NL
1998 1098.67 24.05 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL 4–0 San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy NL
1997 914.62 20.12 Florida Marlins[W][X] Jim Leyland NL 4–3 Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove AL
1996 705.27 29.68 New York Yankees Joe Torre AL 4–2 Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox NL
1995 581.5 21.28 Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox NL 4–2 Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove AL
1994 472.35 23.11 No World Series
1993 467.83 0.97 Toronto Blue Jays[X] Cito Gaston AL 4–2 Philadelphia Phillies Jim Fregosi NL
1992 418.68 11.74 Toronto Blue Jays[X] Cito Gaston AL 4–2 Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox NL
1991 392.45 6.68 Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly AL 4–3 Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox NL
1990 304 29.10 Cincinnati Reds Lou Piniella NL 4–0 Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa AL
1989 340.36 -10.68 Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa AL 4–0 San Francisco Giants Roger Craig NL
1988 278.97 22.01 Los Angeles Dodgers Tom Lasorda NL 4–1 Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa AL
1987 251.79 10.79 Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly AL 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog NL
1986 243.98 3.20 New York Mets[X] Davey Johnson NL 4–3 Boston Red Sox John McNamara AL
1985 189.82 28.53 Kansas City Royals[X] Dick Howser AL 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog NL
1984 166.09 14.29 Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson AL 4–1 San Diego Padres Dick Williams NL
1983 163.55 1.55 Baltimore Orioles Joe Altobelli AL 4–1 Philadelphia Phillies Paul Owens NL
1982 133.72 22.31 St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog NL 4–3 Milwaukee Brewers Harvey Kuenn AL[L1]
1981 121.89 9.71 Los Angeles Dodgers Tom Lasorda NL 4–2 New York Yankees Bob Lemon AL
1980 127.47 -4.38 Philadelphia Phillies Dallas Green NL 4–2 Kansas City Royals Jim Frey AL
1979 101.82 25.19 Pittsburgh Pirates Chuck Tanner NL 4–3 Baltimore Orioles Earl Weaver AL
1978 93.15 9.31 New York Yankees Bob Lemon AL 4–2 Los Angeles Dodgers Tom Lasorda NL
1977 92.34 0.88 New York Yankees Billy Martin AL 4–2 Los Angeles Dodgers Tom Lasorda NL
1976 102.9 -10.26 Cincinnati Reds Sparky Anderson NL 4–0 New York Yankees Billy Martin AL
1975 89.04 15.57 Cincinnati Reds Sparky Anderson NL 4–3 Boston Red Sox Darrell Johnson AL
1974 73.9 20.49 Oakland Athletics Alvin Dark AL 4–1 Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston NL
1973 108.29 -31.76 Oakland Athletics Dick Williams AL 4–3 New York Mets Yogi Berra NL
1972 111.58 -2.95 Oakland Athletics Dick Williams AL 4–3 Cincinnati Reds Sparky Anderson NL
1971 94.23 18.41 Pittsburgh Pirates Danny Murtaugh NL 4–3 Baltimore Orioles Earl Weaver AL
1970 83.25 13.19 Baltimore Orioles Earl Weaver AL 4–1 Cincinnati Reds Sparky Anderson NL
1969 97.12 -14.28 New York Mets[X] Gil Hodges NL 4–1 Baltimore Orioles Earl Weaver AL
1968 103.41 -6.08 Detroit Tigers Mayo Smith AL 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals Red Schoendienst NL
1967 93.3 10.84 St. Louis Cardinals Red Schoendienst NL 4–3 Boston Red Sox Dick Williams AL
1966 80.2 16.33 Baltimore Orioles Hank Bauer AL 4–0 Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston NL
1965 92.42 -13.22 Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston NL 4–3 Minnesota Twins Sam Mele AL
1964 84.86 8.91 St. Louis Cardinals Johnny Keane NL 4–3 New York Yankees Yogi Berra AL
1963 74.01 14.66 Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston NL 4–0 New York Yankees Ralph Houk AL
1962 56.52 30.94 New York Yankees Ralph Houk AL 4–3 San Francisco Giants Alvin Dark NL
1961 68.62 -17.63 New York Yankees Ralph Houk AL 4–1 Cincinnati Reds Fred Hutchinson NL
1960 53.39 28.53 Pittsburgh Pirates Danny Murtaugh NL 4–3 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL
1959 57.52 -7.18 Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston NL 4–2 Chicago White Sox Al Lopez AL
1958 51.33 12.06 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4–3 Milwaukee Braves Fred Haney NL
1957 41.06 25.01 Milwaukee Braves Fred Haney NL 4–3 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL
1956 45.58 -9.92 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4–3 Brooklyn Dodgers Walter Alston NL
1955 42.34 7.65 Brooklyn Dodgers Walter Alston NL 4–3 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL
1954 31.68 33.65 New York Giants Leo Durocher NL 4–0 Cleveland Indians Al Lopez AL
1953 24.54 29.10 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4–2 Brooklyn Dodgers Charlie Dressen NL
1952 24.52 0.08 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4–3 Brooklyn Dodgers Charlie Dressen NL
1951 22.94 6.89 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4–2 New York Giants Leo Durocher NL
1950 19.53 17.46 New York Yankees Casey Stengel AL 4–0 Philadelphia Phillies Eddie Sawyer NL

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