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01-23-2002, 10:56 AM
Which team holds the record for the widest margin of runs scored over runs allowed in a season? I'm looking for the team, the year and the margin.
01-23-2002, 10:55 PM
I'll stop this post from going to the graveyard...
Do 19th century clubs count? If so, I'll say the 1895 Baltimore Orioles, 1009 scored to 646 conceded.
01-23-2002, 11:13 PM
My source is only counting since 1900, but FYI, the guys I have on top would have beaten toe 1895 O's
01-23-2002, 11:51 PM
Difference of 975 scored/599 allowed = +376 runs
01-24-2002, 09:29 AM
Now you're getting there, Andy. The '27 Yanks are second.
How about the '39 Yanks then?
01-24-2002, 10:18 AM
On the ball, Skip. The '39 Yanks scored 967 and gave up 456, for a differential of 411.
It could be argued that this metric can be used to compare teams. After all the ultimate measure of offense is scoring, and the best test of pitching and defense in not giving up runs.
The team had 10 All Stars and 5 HOF'ers (both including Gehrig, who only had 28 AB). Yet, I never hear them mentioned when the best teams of all time are discussed.
All Stars (*=HOF):
Bill Dickey *
Joe DiMaggio *
Lou Gehrig *
Lefty Gomez *
Red Ruffing *
01-24-2002, 10:23 AM
For comparison purposes, after the '39 Yanks (411) and the '27 Yanks (376), next come:
1902 Pirates (+335)
1906 Cubs (+324)
1998 Yankees (+309)
It further demonstrates how significant +411 really is!
01-24-2002, 10:26 AM
Weren't they in Baseball Dynasties as one of the top teams of all time?
I think the media was so infatuated by the '27 Yanks and the Stengel Yanks and the current Yanks they forgot this set.
Of course, they all forgot about the Philly A's two dynasties, or the Cubs almost iron-grip on the NL way back...
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