[Ads-l] "split of a three-game series"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 20 15:04:13 UTC 2015

> On Jul 20, 2015, at 10:06 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> This was baseball; there were no ties.
> This was the summary sentence in an e-mail from The New York Times
> regarding the Mets' victory over the Cardinals, which had won the first two
> games, in the last game of a three-game series:
> "The Mets' feeble offense continued to struggle for 17 innings, but two
> runs in the 18th gave them a split of a three-game series in St. Louis."
> Split has many meanings in a baseball context (split a series,
> split-finger, split season, statistical splits), but I would never use
> split to refer to a 2-1 result in a three-game series. Looks odd to me.

Come on, the Cardinals won two 9 inning games and the Mets won one 18 inning game.  Do the math.

> Google seems to have only one other use of "split of a three-game series",
> and other variant searches were unsuccessful.
> DanG
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