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|My Top Baseball Teams of All Time - (In no particular order) Part one
My Top Baseball Teams of All Time
(In no particular order) Part one
1902 Pittsburgh Pirates
Record of 103 Wins and 36 Losses
Won the Pennant by 27.5 games
Scored 775 runs and allowed 440 runs
Five pitchers with 15 wins and era
They were Jack Chesbro, Deacon Phillippe,
Sam Leever, Jesse Tannenbill and Ed Doheny
There was no World Series in 1902
1904 Boston Red Sox
Captured the pennant by 14.5 games
Won the World Series over a great Pittsburgh team five games to three.
Had three twenty game winners, led by
1905 New York Giants
Record of 105 Wins and 48 Losses, Won World Series beating Philadelphia A's in five games
Scored 780 runs and gave up 505 runs.
Had five pitchers with 15 wins led by
Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity
Christy Mathewson won three World Series games. All three were shutouts. He pitched on
October 9, 12, and 14th and gave a total of
14 hits and one walk in 27 innings.
1927 New York Yankees
With a 110 and 44 record they won the pennant
by 19 games and beat the Pirates 4-0 in the World Series.
Scored 975 runs and allowed 599 runs.
Six players in the Hall of Fame: Ruth, Gehrig,
Tony Lazzeri, Earl Coombs, Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock. All three outfielder batted at least 337 each (Ruth, Combs and Bob Meusel) that year.
1929 Philadelphia A's
Won pennant by 19 games. Outscoring their opposition 901-615. Winning 104 games and losing 46.
Won World Series 4-1 over the Cubs
Had five future Hall
Jimmy Foxx, Al Simmons, Mickey Cochrane,
Lefty Grove and Eddie Collins
1932 New York Yankees
Won the pennant by 13 games, outscoring their opponents 1002 runs to 724 runs.
Their starting lineup (excluding pitchers)
had six future Hall of Famers and two All Stars
Hall of Famers are Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri,
Bill Dickey, Joe Sewell and Earl Coombs
All Stars were Frank Crosetti and Ben Chapman
The pitching staff had three future Hall of Famers
Herb Pennock, Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing
Won World Series over the Cubs 4 games to 0.
1934 St Louis Cardinals
Won the World Series 4-3 over a great Tiger team
Five Future Hall of Famers on the team
Dizzy Dean, Dazzy Vance, Frankie Frisch,
Leo Durocher and Joe Medwick
1936 New York Yankees
Scored 1065 runs and allowed 731
Won pennant by 19.5 games and beat the NY Giants 4 games to 2 in the World Series
Five players with at least 100 RBIs and
Six pitchers with at least 12 wins.
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