Originally Posted by vic715
Thats because the Pirates played one more game than the Reds did that year due to the strike.
Correct. However it was in the Reds favor that they got the last 3 games in Cincy that year and then bit them in the A the following yar.
Heck look at 1976....1st two in Philly? But the Phils did win 101 that year, so they were only one game better in regards to standings than the Reds....but clearly the Reds were better and it showed.