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jabrch
03-09-2004, 11:00 AM
I remember someone here saying the sox had one of the top winning % in the 90s, or in part of the 90s, but I forget what the exact stat was.


any help?

Hangar18
03-09-2004, 11:14 AM
Yes. For the entire decade of the 1990's, the question was posed "who has the best record for the decade". Immediate response was Atlanta Braves, for which you'd be right.
They were in the playoffs what, 9 out of the 10 years
and to the WOrld Series a number of times also that decade.

But who was the #2 team right behind the Braves? The NY
Yankees? ummm no.
#2 best winning pct in the 1990's was the Chicago White Sox.
That stat actually made me ILL because what did we have to show for that? ONE division title in 1993? Sure, had reinsdorf not help start the Strike in 94, we wouldve gone to the series.
But The fact we only made the playoffs ONCE in that span, and still had the 2nd Best Record in Baseball begs one to Read Between the Stats a bit more. SOX NEVER SPENT THE MONEY TO GET OVER THE HUMP. They didnt do it in 1990, not in 1991, not in 1992. Sort of did it in 93. Only year they went out and ADDRESSED HOLES IN LINEUP/SPENT MONEY was 1994. Of course, they were on roll and were headed to the promised land.
we know what happened afterwards. 1995 threw the season.
96 didnt get another pitcher. 97 threw in the towel midseason.
98 was terrible. so was 99.

jabrch
03-09-2004, 12:26 PM
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Lip Man 1
03-09-2004, 01:43 PM
Hangar:

I may be wrong but I though it was the Sox had the 3rd best record behind the Braves and Yankees from 1990 - 1999. (Remember the Sox were awful in 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 which really hurt their overall mark...)

But you are correct in one point, the unwillingness of Sox management to take on additional players and or salary especially in the 1991 and 1996 seasons really torpedoed their chances for post season play. (Not forgetting of course the role ownership played in the 1994 labor impass.)

Lip

Konerko05
03-09-2004, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
Hangar:

I may be wrong but I though it was the Sox had the 3rd best record behind the Braves and Yankees from 1990 - 1999. (Remember the Sox were awful in 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 which really hurt their overall mark...)

But you are correct in one point, the unwillingness of Sox management to take on additional players and or salary especially in the 1991 and 1996 seasons really torpedoed their chances for post season play. (Not forgetting of course the role ownership played in the 1994 labor impass.)

Lip

The Yankees definitely had a better record than the Sox in the 90's. I believe Cleveland also had a better record but I may be wrong. If anyone has the actual numbers, could you please post them.

jabrch
03-09-2004, 02:12 PM
I got called on it by a friend of mine... He did the math. Atlanta is #1. The Yanks, he says, are #2. Cleveland is #3. And the Sox are #4.

What years were you using Hangar?