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TommyJohn
09-29-2005, 08:53 PM
I looked up this list a while ago, but held off on making the post until the
division was in hand. Now it is, so here we go.

The White Sox are just the 10th team in baseball history to go wire-to-wire.
Here's the list.

1923 New York Giants
1927 New York Yankees
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers
1984 Detroit Tigers
1990 Cincinnati Reds
1997 Baltimore Orioles
1998 Cleveland Indians
2001 Seattle Mariners
2005 Chicago White Sox

Pretty exclusive company. Oh, I forgot. Most of those wins came against the
AL Central, so they don't count. Four of these teams went all the way. Here's
hoping that the Sox complete the hand.

Chips
09-29-2005, 08:58 PM
I wouldn't exactly call the 1998 Indians elite, the Central was pretty ****ty that year. But other than that, those are some good teams.

Daver
09-29-2005, 09:00 PM
The 1990 Reds were the only team of the ten to win the whole ball of wax.

Chips
09-29-2005, 09:04 PM
The 1990 Reds were the only team of the ten to win the whole ball of wax.

As were the 84 Tigers, 27 Yankees, 55 Dodgers

1951Campbell
09-29-2005, 09:06 PM
The 1990 Reds were the only team of the ten to win the whole ball of wax.

:?:

Daver
09-29-2005, 09:10 PM
:?:

I was going strictly from memory.

Prolly shoulda checked.

ode to veeck
09-29-2005, 09:17 PM
those were a pretty studly set of four teams, well OK it was Eric Davis, not the Big Red Machine Reds, but they did kick butt on a totally stacked Oakland A's squad that year. '84 Kittens, '27 Yank-Mes, and '55 Dodgers are arguably the best ever seasons for those teams

Chips
09-29-2005, 09:35 PM
those were a pretty studly set of four teams, well OK it was Eric Davis, not the Big Red Machine Reds, but they did kick butt on a totally stacked Oakland A's squad that year. '84 Kittens, '27 Yank-Mes, and '55 Dodgers are arguably the best ever seasons for those teams

The 1998 Spanks were a pretty damn good squad too, but 1927 Yankees played against the best of the best.

itsnotrequired
09-30-2005, 08:15 AM
Did the teams on that list maintain first place only in their division or in the entire league (AL or NL)? I'm too lazy to look it up...:redface:

soxfan26
09-30-2005, 08:40 AM
Here are the playoff fates of the 10 wire-wire champions:

1923 New York Giants (95-58) - Lost in WS

1927 New York Yankees (110-44 )- World Series Champs

1955 Brooklyn Dodgers (98-55) - World Series Champs

1984 Detroit Tigers (104-58) - World Series Champs

1990 Cincinnati Reds (91-71) - World Series Champs

1997 Baltimore Orioles (98-64) - Lost in ALCS

1998 Cleveland Indians (89-73) - Lost in ALCS to NYY

2001 Seattle Mariners (116-46) - Lost in ALCS to NYY

2005 Chicago White Sox - TBD

Let's hope we can avoid the fate of the '98 Toons and '01 Mariners

batmanZoSo
09-30-2005, 08:54 AM
This list refers to first place in their division (or in the older teams' cases, the league because there were no divisions)...simply looking at the 98 Jndjun squad tells you that--there's no way they maintained the best record in the AL with 89 wins, especially when there was a juggernaut Yankee team setting the AL record for wins at the time.

DumpJerry
09-30-2005, 09:55 AM
Hold on, didn't the Flubs go wire-to-wire several times? After all, they are God's chosen team.........

BNLSox
09-30-2005, 10:49 AM
Going Wire to Wire is simply awesome! This was my one issue with all of the Wildcard talk. I simply wanted this team to achieve what hopefully will be just one part of its many in history. Doing well so far boys... Keep it up.

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