Top 10 MLB Teams of All-Time
10.1966 Los Angeles Dodgers
A season that may be best marked by pitching great Sandy Koufax winning his third Cy Young award (the first to do so), these Dodgers conquered the National League with a 95-67 record before falling to the Baltimore Orioles in four.
9. 1995 Cleveland Indians
This was the season that saw the Tribe reach the World Series for the first time since 1954. They fielded an impressive 100 wins to only 44 losses and featured a line-up that consisted of Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez, Albert Belle and Kenny Lofton to name a few. They fell to the Atlanta Braves in the Series and that’s the only reason they aren’t higher on this list.
8. 1917 Chicago White (black)Sox
Yeah, this team is best remembered for throwing the World series (in 1919) but lets not forget that they were very heavy favorites to win it because of their total domination that season. They had two 30 game winners and the great ‘shoeless’ Joe Jackson and would have easily won the Series.
7. 1976 Cincinatti Reds
This Reds team went 102-60 on route to winning their second consecutive World Series. They swept the Phillies and the Yankees to become the first team ever to have a perfect postseason since the World Series started.
6. 1998 New York Yankees
They won 116 regular season games behind a line-up that featured Roger Clemens, Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams…nuff said.
5. 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates
The ’02 Pirates won their second straight National League pennant by a whopping 27.5 games. As a team, the Pirates led the league in every significant batting category.
4. 1932 New York Yankees
The landmark 30th season for this historic franchise saw their team go 107-47, winning their seventh pennant, and finishing 13 games ahead of the nearest competition. They swept the Cubs to win the World Series.
3. 1970 Orioles
At 108-54, this team coasted through the season, finishing 15 games ahead of the Yankees and losing only one game in the postseason. They ended up demolishing the Reds in five to earn their ring.
2. 1907 Chicago Cubs
Another team to crack the 100 win barrier with a 107-45 regular season record. They lost game one of the World Series in 12 innings but rallied to take the next four from the Tigers by a combined 16-4.
1. 1927 New York Yankees
The best baseballl team of all time, period. They finished 110-44 and swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. They outscored their opponents 975 to 599 and lets look at that line-up. They had Lou Gehrig at first, Tony Lazzeri at second and had a couple of other players by the name of Earle Combs and Babe Ruth. And let’s not forget this was the season Ruth hit 60 home runs, a record that would hold for 34 years.