The White Sox starters have been lights out, but the odds of their pitching this well all season are long indeed.
In the last half-century, a few major league pitchers have switched to hitting and made it work.
Teams that lose the first two games of the World Series generally don't fare too well in the rest, either.
When it comes to Game 7s, the previous six games are practically irrelevant.
What are the odds of the Red Sox winning four out of five against the Yankees ... without their best pitcher?
From an undersized high school pitcher with 88-mph stuff to a future Hall of Famer, Greg Maddux defied the odds.