Revisiting 1979

Rock bottom Turning point Up top All together
1979 Dodgers 36-57 (.387) July 19 43-26 (.623) 79-83, third place, 11 1/2 GB
2011 Dodgers 37-51 (.420) July 7 33-21 (.611) 70-72, third place, 12 GB (through Thursday)

After the 1979 season, the Dodgers rallied in 1980 to force a tie for the National League West title after 162 games. Proposal: We take the 163rd game away from 1980, which really did the Dodgers little good, and stick it at the end of the 2011 schedule, which is missing a game and where it will do much less harm.

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