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JohnBasedowYoda
04-29-2006, 04:00 PM
I'm having trouble finding what the record is for most wins in a season. Team record, not pitchers. If anyone knows some of the top records for AL and NL teams or where to find them that'd be great.

I tried baseball-reference and baseball almanac, didn't have luck.

Scottiehaswheels
04-29-2006, 04:06 PM
116 I believe... Mariners in '01 I want to say...

JohnBasedowYoda
04-29-2006, 04:15 PM
116 I believe... Mariners in '01 I want to say...

I knew the M's were up there, wasn't sure if they had 114 or 116.

Thanks bud.

MisterB
04-29-2006, 04:33 PM
116 I believe... Mariners in '01 I want to say...

Actually the 2001 Mariners and the 1906 Cubs both had 116 wins. That Cubs team still has the highest winning percentage because it was a 152 game season. (And the White Sox still kicked their asses! :D: )

ewokpelts
04-29-2006, 04:34 PM
al: 2001 moroners
nl: 1906 flubs

both with 116 wins

DumpJerry
04-29-2006, 06:06 PM
I love the Cubs record. A couple of weeks back a Cub fan tried to one-up me by telling me in the presence of a crowd of people that the Cubs hold the record for most wins in a season. I responded with "Yes, you're right. The White Sox mopped up that team in the World Series that year." There was tremendous laughter as the Cub fan learned that sometimes you just should keep quiet.:D:

viagracat
04-29-2006, 08:22 PM
I love the Cubs record. A couple of weeks back a Cub fan tried to one-up me by telling me in the presence of a crowd of people that the Cubs hold the record for most wins in a season. I responded with "Yes, you're right. The White Sox mopped up that team in the World Series that year." There was tremendous laughter as the Cub fan learned that sometimes you just should keep quiet.:D:

It's pretty lame to brag about something that happened over 100 years ago :?:

Max Power
04-29-2006, 08:26 PM
al: 2001 moroners
nl: 1906 flubs

both with 116 wins

Neither team won the World Series. We know what happened to the Cubs. :D: Mariners lost to the Yankees in the ALCS?

batmanZoSo
04-29-2006, 09:10 PM
Neither team won the World Series. We know what happened to the Cubs. :D: Mariners lost to the Yankees in the ALCS?

Lost in 5 games, too. The 2000 Mariners who were far inferior to the 2001 team at least took the Yankees to six. Man, but that was an ungodly regular season team. I still can't believe that never amounted to anything. Hell, they almost lost to the Indians in the first round that year...took them 5 to dispose of the Tribe.

goofymsfan
04-29-2006, 09:35 PM
Lost in 5 games, too. The 2000 Mariners who were far inferior to the 2001 team at least took the Yankees to six. Man, but that was an ungodly regular season team. I still can't believe that never amounted to anything. Hell, they almost lost to the Indians in the first round that year...took them 5 to dispose of the Tribe.

the M's actually won more games on the field as one of the Cubs win was due to a forfeit. I think the M's would have done better in the postseason in 2001 if it weren't for everything being disrupted due to 9/11. The team was not the same following the break. Not using it as an excuse, they still should have been able to get the job done and were not able to.

RealMenWearBlack
04-29-2006, 11:08 PM
It's pretty lame to brag about something that happened over 100 years ago :?:

Hey buddy, it wasn't over 100 years ago; it was 99 years and 7 months ago, and don't you forget it.

StockdaleForVeep
04-29-2006, 11:58 PM
baseball-reference.com can answer all questions

elrod
04-30-2006, 01:44 AM
the M's actually won more games on the field as one of the Cubs win was due to a forfeit. I think the M's would have done better in the postseason in 2001 if it weren't for everything being disrupted due to 9/11. The team was not the same following the break. Not using it as an excuse, they still should have been able to get the job done and were not able to.

They were 12-6 after 9/11. They dropped four straight shortly after play resumed, but then they went on a tear again. I believe the 1998 Yankees lost four straight in early September as well.

Their bats just disappeared in the ALCS. Ichiro hit .222 in the ALCS. They only hit well in Game Three, which they won 14-3 (against El Duque to boot). They got 4 hits in Game One, 6 hits in Game Two, 2 hits in Game Four. They got blown out 12-3 in Game Five. The 2001 Mariners in the ALCS looked like the 2000 White Sox in the ALDS. I find it interesting that we talk about what a flop the 2001 Mariners were in the post-season now, but nobody did back then. The Yankees were still favored to win that series, and nobody was surprised that they did. Just shows how dominant the Yankees were in the post-season between 1998 and 2000.

TDog
04-30-2006, 05:09 AM
It's pretty lame to brag about something that happened over 100 years ago :?:

Cocaine and marijuana were legal, there was no FDA to reduce profits of the meat-packing industry with their arbitrary restrictions on the amount of animal excrement permitted in sausages, no one had ever sung "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" because it hadn't been written, Geronimo was still living in Oklahoma -- the new 48h state, Cuba was still part of the good, ole USA, a couple of brothers from Ohio were running around demonstrating their new-fangled aeroplane ...

And the Cubs won 116 games in a season.

Sounds like bragging rights to me.

TornLabrum
04-30-2006, 09:12 AM
Cocaine and marijuana were legal, there was no FDA to reduce profits of the meat-packing industry with their arbitrary restrictions on the amount of animal excrement permitted in sausages, no one had ever sung "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" because it hadn't been written, Geronimo was still living in Oklahoma -- the new 48h state, Cuba was still part of the good, ole USA, a couple of brothers from Ohio were running around demonstrating their new-fangled aeroplane ...

And the Cubs won 116 games in a season.

Sounds like bragging rights to me.

Oklahoma wasn't a state yet in 1906. It became the 47th state in 1907.

viagracat
04-30-2006, 11:42 AM
Hey buddy, it wasn't over 100 years ago; it was 99 years and 7 months ago, and don't you forget it.

:rolling:

For real, when I posted that I somehow had it in my head that 1906 was 102 years ago! And I didn't even drink one of those "beer bellies" mentioned in another thread!

viagracat
04-30-2006, 11:44 AM
Oklahoma wasn't a state yet in 1906. It became the 47th state in 1907.

Actually, Arizona and New Mexico became the 47th and 48th states in 1912. Oklahoma became the 46th in 1907.:D:

goofymsfan
04-30-2006, 12:13 PM
They were 12-6 after 9/11. They dropped four straight shortly after play resumed, but then they went on a tear again. I believe the 1998 Yankees lost four straight in early September as well.

Their bats just disappeared in the ALCS. Ichiro hit .222 in the ALCS. They only hit well in Game Three, which they won 14-3 (against El Duque to boot). They got 4 hits in Game One, 6 hits in Game Two, 2 hits in Game Four. They got blown out 12-3 in Game Five. The 2001 Mariners in the ALCS looked like the 2000 White Sox in the ALDS. I find it interesting that we talk about what a flop the 2001 Mariners were in the post-season now, but nobody did back then. The Yankees were still favored to win that series, and nobody was surprised that they did. Just shows how dominant the Yankees were in the post-season between 1998 and 2000.

We also had some injuried players as well. In 2001, it seemed everyone was pulling for the Yankees to win the series. The M's made a mistake in going to ground zero while still playing in the series. The final game of the series, it was clear they lost the fight in them. Oh well.

VenturaSoxFan23
04-30-2006, 12:32 PM
Actually, Arizona and New Mexico became the 47th and 48th states in 1912. Oklahoma became the 46th in 1907.:D:

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"It'll be a cold day in Hell before I recognize Missour-ah!"

gobears1987
04-30-2006, 12:34 PM
It would be neat if this Sox team can break the 116 win mark. I don't think we will do it, but it would be nice. I think we will break 100 wins though.

TornLabrum
04-30-2006, 12:54 PM
Actually, Arizona and New Mexico became the 47th and 48th states in 1912. Oklahoma became the 46th in 1907.:D:

Typo. I thought I hit the 6 and didn't proof read.

elrod
05-01-2006, 12:09 AM
We also had some injuried players as well. In 2001, it seemed everyone was pulling for the Yankees to win the series. The M's made a mistake in going to ground zero while still playing in the series. The final game of the series, it was clear they lost the fight in them. Oh well.

I'm not sure if the 9/11 visit thing did them in. Arizona did just fine against the Yankees, especially after falling behind in the series. Also, why did the Mariners struggle so badly against the Indians in the ALDS?

goon
05-01-2006, 12:41 AM
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"It'll be a cold day in Hell before I recognize Missour-ah!"

anytime someone mentions missouri, i think of grandpa simpson saying that.

TheOldRoman
05-01-2006, 12:51 AM
It's pretty lame to brag about something that happened over 100 years ago :?:
You are speaking of a fanbase that values attendance over victories. Does it surprise you at all?

TDog
05-01-2006, 06:00 AM
Oklahoma wasn't a state yet in 1906. It became the 47th state in 1907.

I'm guilty of a typo too, having lived 20 years in the 48th state before moving to the 49th state. My father lives in the 46th state. His county goes back to 1906, and I confused that with statehood.

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame," though, was written in 1908, so Mark Twain or Czar Nicholas wouldn't have been invited to sign it in the seventh inning for the games played at West Side Park.

elrod
05-01-2006, 11:07 AM
The 21st state was the last important state (Illinois). Everything else is just territories. BTW, if you ever see one of those designer American flags with only 12 stars on them, that's flag desecration!