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However, the team dropped the World Series to the St.Louis Cardinals in seven games, so they fall down to the bottom of the list here.The rotation was the strength of the club, as Dave Stewart (21-9, 3.32 ERA), Bob Welch (17-8, 3.00 ERA) and Mike Moore (19-11, 2.61 ERA) all had great seasons, and closer Dennis Eckersley (33 SV, 1.88 ERA) capped off a formidable staff.Mark Mc Gwire (.806 OPS, 33 HR, 95 RBI), Jose Canseco (.875 OPS, 17 HR, 57 RBI) and Dave Parker (.741 OPS, 22 HR, 97 RBI) provided the fireworks, while Rickey Henderson (52 SB, 85 G) still made an impact despite starting the season in New York.Team Overview The 1912 Boston Red Sox won the first of what would be four titles in seven years for the franchise and just the second championship in the team's history.They claimed the AL pennant by 14 games over the Washington Senators before topping the New York Giants in seven games.Hopefully this will lead to more great debate, and I encourage you to leave you thoughts in the comment section below.Team Overview The 1983 Baltimore Orioles claimed the team's first World Series title since 1970, and they have not won one since, only reaching the postseason three times in the past 30 years.
Rookie reliever Francisco Rodriguez won five games out of the pen in the postseason after making just five regular-season appearances.
Team Overview The Gas House Gang didn't move into first place for the NL pennant until there were just three games left in the season, and it took them a full seven games to knock off the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, but the scrappy group earns a spot on here nonetheless.
Player-manager Frankie Frisch was one of five players to hit over .300, with Hall of Famers Joe Medwick (.872 OPS, 18 HR, 106 RBI) and Ripper Collins (1.008 OPS, 35 HR, 128 RBI) leading the way for the league's highest-scoring offense.
Now, we'll turn our attention to teams as a whole, as what follows are my rankings of the 50 greatest teams in MLB history.
For the most part, the list is made up of World Series winners, because that is the ultimate goal after all, but there are a handful of teams that came up short of winning it all but still made their way onto the list.