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I'm tired. And too lazy to look it up, but I have to believe that this WS has had more errors by pitchers than any series ever.Also, I was thinking that this may be not just the least watched Series ever, but the least attended - in terms of average fans per game. with both teams sporting new "retro" parks with diminished capacities, I figured it had to be close. I think they have 43 and 47 in Det and STL, respectively. Although old Busch was about 55 and Fenway was 34, so that is a bit less. And maybe the SF-Ana series were both in the 40s.I doubt there are any official stats on this, but with the trends going to smaller parks, it is a bit ironic that actual viewers of the WS is declining in a time when attendance is at an all time high. I don't know if any of that means anything (or even makes sense).
Okay, just read this:"Detroit's pitchers have committed a World Series-record four errors"Although calling this a "record" seems a bit dubious to me. Kind of like the "stat" argument we had earlier. This just seems so arbitrary. I guess you can have a record for most losses in a season or most strikeouts, but stuff like this gets to the arcane (which is why I said *most* errors by pitchers in WS). I mean is someone going to say that so and so has the record for the most strikeouts by a left handed pitcher against right handed hitters in a night game.