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    The Yanks have won 26 titles, of course everyone knows that. But it got me wondering, which team was the worst to win a WS. For modern times: I have my money on the 2000 Yankees. I hope I made myself a little clear. Your thoughts ?

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    Originally posted by Centreville82
    The Yanks have won 26 titles, of course everyone knows that. But it got me wondering, which team was the worst to win a WS. For modern times: I have my money on the 2000 Yankees. I hope I made myself a little clear. Your thoughts ?
    Misread the thread.
    Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 04-06-2006, 11:27 PM.
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    • #3
      Of the top of my head, I would say the 1943 Yankees. I'll have to do some checking for a non wartime team.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
        1987 Minnesota Twins
        1959 L.A. Dodgers
        1988 L.A. Dodgers
        1945 Detroit Tigers
        You are absolutely correct. But I'm talking about the worst YANKEE team to win a WS..

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
          Misread the thread.
          That's OK.

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          • #6
            It's obvious isn't it? The '27 Yanks. What a bunch of bums, I mean really, the Devil Rays could travel back in time and beat them.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
              It's obvious isn't it? The '27 Yanks. What a bunch of bums, I mean really, the Devil Rays could travel back in time and beat them.
              With billyclubs maybe

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              • #8
                Glad you found the humor in that. That idea has actually been mentioned here before

                Did you see that Dickey guy for Texas tonight? A friekin' guy "developing" a knuckleball got a start and was lobbing 58 mph floaters up to the plate. Just got mashed for like 6 or 7 bombs. If we have the best of the best in the show, how did that guy get a uni? Unbelievable.

                Sorry, back the thread topic. I think the '43 Yanks gotta be number one, but to make it a more interesting, they should be excluded due to war issues.

                '47 might be up there. Yogi was just a young buck and didn't really contribute, and DiMaggio had a down year, leading the team at .315/20 homers. The pitching staff that year only had a 104 ERA+ too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
                  Sorry, back the thread topic. I think the '43 Yanks gotta be number one, but to make it a more interesting, they should be excluded due to war issues.

                  '47 might be up there. Yogi was just a young buck and didn't really contribute, and DiMaggio had a down year, leading the team at .315/20 homers. The pitching staff that year only had a 104 ERA+ too.
                  I'm wondering about '49. They were only second in adjusted batter runs and OPS+. They were only in a 3-way tie for 2nd in ERA+.
                  Maybe '64, good pitching but not much better than 3rd in the league. Hitting was about FIFTH in the league.
                  Nope, 2000 sounds right. 5th in batting, about 5th in pitching
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                    I'm wondering about '49. They were only second in adjusted batter runs and OPS+. They were only in a 3-way tie for 2nd in ERA+.
                    Maybe '64, good pitching but not much better than 3rd in the league. Hitting was about FIFTH in the league.
                    Nope, 2000 sounds right. 5th in batting, about 5th in pitching
                    The 1964 Yankees lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, 4-3.
                    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
                      The 1964 Yankees lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, 4-3.
                      Sorry, chief, missed it by THAT much
                      Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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                      • #12
                        I thought the 1961 Yankees were the worst.
                        46 wins to match last year's total

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan
                          I thought the 1961 Yankees were the worst.
                          Some people call them one of the best teams ever (failing to realize how HR-dependant they are, and pitching that was not much better than 4th)
                          Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan
                            I thought the 1961 Yankees were the worst.
                            I agree. This team was extremely thin on the bench outside of Johnny Blanchard who was a 1-dimensional HR guy. Their pitching outside of Whitey Ford was not great either.
                            Too many people look at Maris and Mantle and some others like Moose Skowron with 28 dingers and say how great they were. Uh-uh. This was a 1-dimensional team dependant on the HR with 1 really totally dependable starter. Their bullpen was, at best, fair.
                            Plus they had an extreme handicap of Tony Kubek and Bobby Richardson batting in the 1 - 2 slots. Look at Richardson's runs scored for the year with Maris-Mantle-Skowron-Berra-Howard hitting behind him! Incredible.

                            Yankees Fan Since 1957

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                              Some people call them one of the best teams ever (failing to realize how HR-dependant they are, and pitching that was not much better than 4th)
                              I think it was Bill James who called the 61 Yankees overrated...

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