Only 18 of our 60 All-Time Great Statis-Pro Baseball teams have played. We are keeping them all within their 10-team divisions, but listing the results so far from all games. The results of all our games are listed on the third tab of this google sheet, after the pitchers and batters.The toughest of the six divisions by far is the New York-Boston Division, featuring many of the greatest teams of all time. In fact, a Boston or New York team has won 38% of all World Series (45 of 118).
After the 1927 New York Yankees won the one other all-time season I played years ago, our opening games were better for New York haters.
Ted Williams 1946 team that finally topped the Yankees and came within one game of the World Series hammered Roger Maris' 1961 Yankees in two games. That Red Sox team really was better than the 1961 Yankees, but you never know how a two game sereis will go.
The most fun came in the other NY-Boston Divisional Series though, where the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team that finally beat the Yankees for a World Series hammered our defending champion 1927 Yankees as well. They barely pulled off the first game 3-2, but managed to knock multiple Yankees pitcher in the nightcap and then battered the bottom of the pitching staff for a 19-9 win to stay ahead of Gehrig and Ruth.
This Brooklyn team not only ran away with the NL, they scored the most runs in the league and allowed the fewest runs. The had four of the top 100 players of all time in Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the two players who finished virtually tied for league MVP that year in Roy Campanella and Duke Snider.
Less than a decade earlier of course, Robinson and ace pitcher Don Newcombe were not allowed in MLB, but rather playing for the Kansas City Monarchs and Newark Eagles in the Negro Leagues - where Robinson's OPS was above 1.000 and Newcombe had a 2.60 ERA.
While Robinson broke the color barrier, Newcomb also set a mark on the team in the game also made history with a dominant 20-5 season. A few years earlier he became the first black pitcher with 20 wins in MLB and the year after the World Series title he led the league with 27 wins. In our game he started the 3-2 win over the 1927 Yankees.
|Brooklyn Dodgers||1955||2||0||22||11||NYY 1927 - 3-2, 19-9||NY-Boston|
|Boston Red Sox||1946||2||0||17||5||NYY 1961 - 8-1, 9-4||NY-Boston|
|Philadelphia Phillies||1980||2||0||16||10||Det 1909- 12-8, 4-2||East|
|Oakland A's||1972||2||0||11||2||Sea 3-1 (10), 8-1||West|
|Atlanta Braves||1995||2||0||9||3||Wash Sen 1924 - 2-1 (10), 7-2||South|
|Cleveland Indians||1954||2||0||8||4||Mont 3-2 (12), 5-2||East|
|Kansas City Royals||1985||2||0||8||5||St. L Browns 5-3, 3-2||Midwest|
|Cincinnati Reds||1975||1||1||6||4||Hou 1998 2-3 (11), 4-1||South|
|Philadelphia Phillies||2008||1||1||5||4||Pitt- 0-1, 5-3 (11)||East|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||1909||1||1||4||5||Phil 2008 - 1-0, 3-5 (11)||East|
|Houston Astros||1998||1||1||4||6||Cin 1975 3-2 (11), 1-4||South|
|New York Yankees||1927||0||2||11||22||Brook 1955 - 2-3, 9-19||NY-Boston|
|Detroit Tigers||1909||0||2||10||16||Phil 1980, 8-12, 2-4||East|
|St Louis Browns||1922||0||2||5||8||KC 1985 - 3-5, 2-3||Midwest|
|New York Yankees||1961||0||2||5||17||Bost Red Sox 1946 1-8, 4-9||NY-Boston|
|Montreal Expos||1994||0||2||4||8||Cleve1954, 2-3 (12), 2-5||East|
|Washington Senators||1924||0||2||3||9||Atl 1995 - 1-2 (10), 2-7||South|
|Seattle Mariners||2001||0||2||2||11||Oak 72 - 1-3 (10), 1-8||West|
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