2012 Baltimore Orioles and the 10 Most Unexplainable MLB Teams of All Time

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2012 Baltimore Orioles and the 10 Most Unexplainable MLB Teams of All Time
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There are times in life when things just can't be explained. There is no rhyme or reason for why it happened, it just happened.

In baseball, there have certainly been times when things just couldn't be explained as well.

Take for instance the 2012 Baltimore Orioles. On Tuesday night, the O's walked off with an 8-7 victory after Adam Jones singled to score Omar Quintanilla with the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning.

For the Orioles, it marked their 12th win in 14 extra-inning contests this year, and they now own a record of 59-51, despite a run differential of -54.

According to Baseball Reference, based on that run differential and other factors, the Orioles' Pythagorean win-loss record is 49-61.

How do you explain that?

Here are 10 examples of teams throughout MLB history who soared to great heights without plausible explanations.

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