Originally Posted by LITTLE NELL
Saw the Sox in the 1959 World Series and had to wait another 46 years for another appearance and with a victory. At 67 years of age and with the track record of the franchise, 2005 might be it for me. That is why 2005 was so special and sometimes I still have to pinch myself to make sure 2005 wasn't a dream.
The Sox in their long history have a lifetime .506 winning percentage which is something to be proud of as a fan but it's still hard to believe that the Sox have never made the post-season 2 years in a row.
Problem is that only 3 or so original teams, older than 50 plus years, have a worse winning percentage.Expansion and the like have inflated the records.The Cubs are like .514 and fourth or fifth all time in winning percentage. The thing that is kind of surprising is the near identical records of the Tigers and Sox, just a very few games all-time. That's amazing over 100 plus years.