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8:38am, February 21, 2013

Scrutinizing baseball’s streaks
My family owned the Oakland A’s, formerly the Kansas City Athletics, from 1960 to 1980. During this period, our team won three consecutive World Series (1972 – 74) and five consecutive division titles (1971 – 75). I personally witnessed that one player would be on a streak and his attitude appeared to raise his teammates’ spirits “Hitting streaks may be contagious,” (SN: 1/26/13, p. 13). I also saw the opposite: If a player was having a bad day, this also seemed to be contagious.
Nancy H. Finley, Dublin, Calif.

On the other hand, you can sit just back with a dog and a brew and enjoy the game. Who cares why streaks happen? It’s just a joy when it happens on your team and a misery when it doesn’t. Can we assume that slumps are also contiguous? Bet [the researcher] can&rsq

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