Originally Posted by mahagga73
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.
The Cubs got to .514 probably from their good years before 1900 and also in the 20s and 30s. Since their last WS appearance in 1945 they have to be under .500 despite expansion. Without looking it up I would say that the Sox were over .500 before the first expansion in 1961 due to the years of the Go-Go teams of the 50s and before the 1919 scandal