What was the best team of all time?

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    I have been watching sports since 1970. For one season the 1984 Tigers get my vote. From start to finish, their was no doubt. Same goes for the 1985 Bears in football.

     
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    I have been watching sports since 1970. For one season the 1984 Tigers get my vote. From start to finish, their was no doubt. Same goes for the 1985 Bears in football.



    Those Tigers started roaring (35-5), continued, end ended that way. Nobody else had a chance. Ditto the Bears a yr later.

     
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    I have been watching sports since 1970. For one season the 1984 Tigers get my vote. From start to finish, their was no doubt. Same goes for the 1985 Bears in football.

     



    Those Tigers started roaring (35-5), continued, end ended that way. Nobody else had a chance. Ditto the Bears a yr later.

     



    That Tiger team was something special for all time, nh and chip.....And the Fridge was one of a kind....

     
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    Here's a cool little article on the "first baseball speed gun", measuring Walter Johnson's fastball in 1912....

    http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2011/01/the-first-baseball-speed-gun.html

     
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    In response to LR3683paw's comment:

    Yep, a motorcycle and the old stopwatch trick. Did you know that the State Police still use this system to pull over blacks on their way to the polling place on Election day.

     



    Hardly. But again your interest is not to discuss baseball, just to troll.

     

     

    Carry on.

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    Not only that but pike is always the first to complain about baseball threads turning into political talking points.

    However he just can't resist injecting his oddball political commentary into a decent thread about the best team of all time.

     
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    How about the O's and all those 20 game winners?

     



    That is very impressive.

     

    The 1970 orioles allowed 17.8% less runs than the league average, while the 1939 Yankees allowed 30.6% below league average. I believe the only team after 1920 to accomplish that feat

    ** My bad, it was the 1971 orioles that had all the 20 game winners, not the 1970 team




    hiya babe. those 4 20 game winners were one of my best win a beer bar questions for a long time. if you asked most people they couldn't remember them. still a good trivia question. warming up up here babe. it was 10 this morning. lol.

     
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    I'd have to say that in my life time I would say the 2004 idiots that came back and won the whole shooting match was the greatest team. to me atleast.

    just MHO.

     
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    I'd have to say that in my life time I would say the 2004 idiots that came back and won the whole shooting match was the greatest team. to me atleast.

    just MHO.



    Wherever you place the Red Sox among the WS winners historically, that comeback might have been the greatest in American sports history when it comes to the final season-ending playoff universe...There might be an NHL or NBA playoff series that mimics it, but it is hard to think there is one that tops it....Shiver me timbers, but I still have mild PTSD whenever I watch the Red Sox and Yankees play... 

     
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    hiya babe. those 4 20 game winners were one of my best win a beer bar questions for a long time. if you asked most people they couldn't remember them. still a good trivia question. warming up up here babe. it was 10 this morning. lol.

     

     


    My favorite - There was one year that the MVP of the AL, NL, NFL, AFL and the NBA all wore the same number.

     

    What was the number and who were they?




    Koufax and Elston Howard both 63 MVPs #32.

    Jimmy Brown, 1963 also #32.

     

     
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    Why not raise such inaccurate trivia questions at any of the other 29 MLB forums? Your posts on this thread are also attempting to irritate Red Sox fans on THEIR forum. Go back and read them one-by-one. Only the blind or the enablers would not recognize that it isn't obvious that your mission is to irritate.. Again, do your trivia elsewhere.

      There are very few newbies on this forum. Do you know why? Wouldn't a Red Sox forum located in Boston get new forum participants once in a while who stayed here? Do you know why they don't stay here?The regulars stay here until they die and newbies are treated rudely while rival fans ( new and old) are welcomed.



    It's not clear who the greatest team of all time is. However, it's pretty clear who is the greatest whiner ever.  No matter what the subject, the same repetitive whine emanates from this legend, with the possible exception of a muted camouflaged version for a few days when a new moniker is used.

    You have to admire consistency.

     
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    Another thing: Sometimes I picture this frail, geeky, short, thin hermit who wouldn't harm a fly, barely goes out, eats like a bird, and sits in the dark, the only light coming from his laptop and perhaps a TV (possibly of B & W vintage, and about 19") in the background.

     
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    If the goal is to name one of the best “teams” in baseball history, one that always goes overlooked is the 1914 Boston Braves.

     

    The Braves started out very poorly, with a 26-40 record that had them 15 games out of first place. They went on to finish the season with a ridiculous 68-19 record (.781), and completed the largest comeback in MLB history, won the NL, and swept the World Series over the Philadelphia A’s.

     

    What makes this even more remarkable is the true lack of marquee talent. The Braves featured only 2 future Hall of Famers. One was Johnny Evers, who was winding down his career, and the other was Rabbit Maranville, who was just starting his. So neither player was in his peak. And while both certainly had good careers, neither was ever known as an offensive powerhouse capable of carrying a team for even a reasonable stretch, let alone for 87 games. I also would challenge anyone to name a pitcher on the 1914 Braves without looking it up.  (Their best starts that year were Bill James – no relation - and Dick Rudolph. Each won 26 games and no one remembers either of them.)  Conversely, the Philadelphia team they defeated featured 5 Hall of Famers (Eddie Collins, Home Run Baker, Herb Pennock, Chief Bender, Eddie Plank).

     

    While there are plenty of other examples of baseball teams who managed to accomplish more with more talent, I could easily see this squad a great dark horse candidate for being the best in terms of being a team and making a team effort...

     
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    If the goal is to name one of the best “teams” in baseball history, one that always goes overlooked is the 1914 Boston Braves.

     

    The Braves started out very poorly, with a 26-40 record that had them 15 games out of first place. They went on to finish the season with a ridiculous 68-19 record (.781), and completed the largest comeback in MLB history, won the NL, and swept the World Series over the Philadelphia A’s.

     

    What makes this even more remarkable is the true lack of marquee talent. The Braves featured only 2 future Hall of Famers. One was Johnny Evers, who was winding down his career, and the other was Rabbit Maranville, who was just starting his. So neither player was in his peak. And while both certainly had good careers, neither was ever known as an offensive powerhouse capable of carrying a team for even a reasonable stretch, let alone for 87 games. I also would challenge anyone to name a pitcher on the 1914 Braves without looking it up.  (Their best starts that year were Bill James – no relation - and Dick Rudolph. Each won 26 games and no one remembers either of them.)  Conversely, the Philadelphia team they defeated featured 5 Hall of Famers (Eddie Collins, Home Run Baker, Herb Pennock, Chief Bender, Eddie Plank).

     

    While there are plenty of other examples of baseball teams who managed to accomplish more with more talent, I could easily see this squad a great dark horse candidate for being the best in terms of being a team and making a team effort...


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    Nice one, notin...Knew nothing about the 1914 Boston Braves. Fascinating history, with pretty entertaining name changes for a franchise...First they were the Cincinnati-inspired Red Stocklings, then the Red Caps, then the Beaneaters (love that one), then the Doves, then the Rustlers, and finally the Braves in 1912...Forty one years later they had moved to Milwaukee....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Braves_(baseball)

     
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    In response to nhsteven's comment:

    Another thing: Sometimes I picture this frail, geeky, short, thin hermit who wouldn't harm a fly, barely goes out, eats like a bird, and sits in the dark, the only light coming from his laptop and perhaps a TV (possibly of B & W vintage, and about 19") in the background.




    I haven't thought of Pike's appearance in that level of detail, but I do get a whiff of a frail, greasy-haired creep who bathes once a week at most.

     
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