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Tony LaRussa: Actual W/L vs. Pythagorean W/L

To preface this, the formula for Pythagorean W/L is 1/(1+((RunsAllowed/RunsScored)^1.63)).  That's ugly in this format, I know

 

In today's discussion on VEB, we got into the topic on comparing actual W/L to the Pythagorean W/L of the team, based on runs scored and runs allowed.  While it is impossible to know what this truly signifies, it is indeed a start and no worse a way to judge a manager than what the general baseball populace uses.  With no further ado, here is the info from Tony's reign in St. Louis:

Year Runs Scored Runs Allowed Wins Losses Pyth Wins Pyth Losses +/-
1996 759 706 88 74 86 76 2
1997 689 708 73 89 79 83 -6
1998 810 782 83 79 84 78 -1
1999 809 838 75 86 78 84 -3
2000 887 771 95 67 91 71 4
2001 814 684 93 69 94 68 -1
2002 787 648 97 65 95 67 2
2003 878 796 85 77 88 74 -3
2004 855 659 105 57 100 62 5
2005 805 634 100 62 98 64 2
2006 781 762 83 78 83 79 0
2007 725 829 78 84 71 91 7
2008 779 725 86 76 86 76 0
2009 473 438 58 50 58 50 0
Total 10851 9980 1199 1013 1192 1022 7

 

I'll try and do this with more managers that have been with their teams for awhile.  I think that I'll start with Torre's Yankees and Cox's Braves.  Like I said above, I don't even know if this information is statistically significant; I'm doing this purely for information's sake

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