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downstairs
04-22-2005, 07:49 AM
Not that it actually matters, but If the Sox win tonight and LA loses, the Sox sit alone with the best record in the majors.

I am curious the last time we had the best record in the majors? During the past decade or so, when we've been leading our division, I don't remember us actually leading the majors at any point during the season.

Anyone remember off-hand?

I'm ssang, and I'm still an IDIOT!
04-22-2005, 07:52 AM
I think we had the best record in MLB just before the all-star break in 2000. We were 29 or 30 games over .500. I think it was right after we took game 1 at Wrigley before losing the next 2 there. We all know how that season ended!!:(:

DaveIsHere
04-22-2005, 07:58 AM
I think we finished 2000 with the best record in baseball or at least the AL

Corlose 15
04-22-2005, 08:01 AM
I think the Sox had the best record in MLB late in 2000 but lost it to the Giants. They entered the ALDS with the best record in the American League.

nebraskasox
04-22-2005, 10:22 AM
I think the Sox had the best record in MLB late in 2000 but lost it to the Giants. They entered the ALDS with the best record in the American League.

That's right. The Sox finished 2000 with an AL best 95 wins, the Giants with a NL best 97 wins. The Yankees won "only" 87 I think that year but I believe they won the WS. So much for best record.

DannyCaterFan
04-22-2005, 04:50 PM
That's right. The Sox finished 2000 with an AL best 95 wins, the Giants with a NL best 97 wins. The Yankees won "only" 87 I think that year but I believe they won the WS. So much for best record.

Those 95 wins in 2000 got us only a division title. I am still waiting to witness a home playoff win. Must be a nice feeling!

Brian26
04-22-2005, 08:00 PM
Those 95 wins in 2000 got us only a division title. I am still waiting to witness a home playoff win. Must be a nice feeling!

Last time was Game 1 of '59. And before that....1919?

Erik The Red
04-22-2005, 08:36 PM
Last time was Game 1 of '59. And before that....1919?
Sox won games 3 and 4 of the 1993 ALCS, IIRC.

FARMEO
04-22-2005, 09:12 PM
Sox won games 3 and 4 of the 1993 ALCS, IIRC.

Those games were in Toronto.

Mark Buehrle
04-22-2005, 09:12 PM
Sox won games 3 and 4 of the 1993 ALCS, IIRC.

Yeah, I was gonna say the same thing.

Fake Chet Lemon
04-22-2005, 10:26 PM
It's official! :D: :bandance: :D: Best record!!!

TDog
04-23-2005, 01:51 AM
Not that it actually matters, but If the Sox win tonight and LA loses, the Sox sit alone with the best record in the majors.
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The big question is, where will this rank us in Sandberg's power ratings?

zach074
04-23-2005, 09:15 AM
The big question is, where will this rank us in Sandberg's power ratings?

:whocares

Ol' No. 2
04-23-2005, 09:20 AM
The big question is, where will this rank us in Sandberg's power ratings?I'd think it would propel them at least as high as 11th.

LongLiveFisk
04-23-2005, 09:25 AM
It's official! :D: :bandance: :D: Best record!!!

Well that doesn't seem to matter to Jeff Brantley (geek-boy) on BBTN who is still kissing Minnesota's ass. :angry:

Hadn't watched BBTN for a long time and I guess I should go that route again.

Deadguy
04-23-2005, 10:03 AM
Not that it actually matters, but If the Sox win tonight and LA loses, the Sox sit alone with the best record in the majors.

I am curious the last time we had the best record in the majors? During the past decade or so, when we've been leading our division, I don't remember us actually leading the majors at any point during the season.

Anyone remember off-hand?

I still have a Sports Illustrated from June of 1996, in which they did a feature story on the Sox, because they were tied with the Indians for having the best record in baseball.

Lip Man 1
04-23-2005, 12:56 PM
The last home post season win for the Sox came on October 1, 1959 when they destroyed Roger Craig and the Dodgers 11-0. That was game #1 of the World Series.

Since then they have dropped nine straight. The MLB record is ten in a row set by the Phillies franchise.

Lip

BRDSR
04-23-2005, 01:35 PM
The last home post season win for the Sox came on October 1, 1959 when they destroyed Roger Craig and the Dodgers 11-0. That was game #1 of the World Series.

Since then they have dropped nine straight. The MLB record is ten in a row set by the Phillies franchise.

Lip

Whats the record for least home playoff games since October 1, 1959 among franchises that have been around since 1959? I'd bet we're right around first in that category too.

Erik The Red
04-23-2005, 01:47 PM
Those games were in Toronto.
Ahh, silly me, I didn't read the word "home", and thought he was just talking about playoff wins.

TDog
04-23-2005, 03:15 PM
Ahh, silly me, I didn't read the word "home", and thought he was just talking about playoff wins.

You were just enjoying positive memories. Some Sox fans enjoy recounting negative stats more than the Sox-haters. Some Sox fans would refuse to pay to see them play.

Go figure.

Wsoxmike59
04-23-2005, 11:39 PM
Well that doesn't seem to matter to Jeff Brantley (geek-boy) on BBTN who is still kissing Minnesota's ass. :angry:

Hadn't watched BBTN for a long time and I guess I should go that route again.

Don't let it bother you LongLiveFisk (great name BTW) Jeff Brantley is just a Mullet wearing good ole boy who seems to have some negative feelings left over from the strike year of '94 for Reinsdorf.

My message to Jeff Brantley is, let it go redneck. The 2005 Sox have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with your grievance with J.R. Give the team their due!!!!

My message to the 2005 White Sox....Git 'r done!!!!!:supernana: