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Al's Greatest Teams Tournament

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EVIL~! alkeiper

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I'm running a greatest teams tournament on Strategic Baseball Simulator, and I figured I would post the results here. I am running the tournament in the same manner of the College World Series. It is extremely unscientific, so take any results with a grain of salt. The tournament consists of four rounds...

 

Regionals

Sixteen separate four team brackets. The competition is double-elimination, meaning the losers fall into a second bracket. Teams are eliminated after two losses.

 

Super Regionals

Eight brackets of two teams each. Best of three games.

 

Semifinals

This is where the competition reaches Omaha in the College version. Again we have two brackets of four teams each, double elimination.

 

Championship

Final two teams in a best of three competition.

 

In order to even things up, I divided the tournament into four eras. 1901-34, 1935-65, 1966-87, and 1988-2005. Each era contains an approximately even number of teams in their talent pool. There have been about 2,100 teams since 1900, and each era contains about 550. (This is the kind of stuff you do to pass time in a boring class). Here are the entrants.

 

'14 BosN @ '06 ChC

'34 StL @ '32 NYY

 

'06 Cubs 3, '14 Braves 2

'34 Cardinals 5, '32 Yankees 1

 

'19 Cin @ '21 NYG

'35 ChC @ '12 BosA

 

'21 Giants 14, '19 Reds 5

'35 Cubs 3, '12 Red Sox 0

 

'19 CWS @ '29 PhA

'07 Det @ '27 NYY

 

'19 White Sox 8, '29 Athletics 3

'27 Yankees 8, '07 Tigers 6

 

'09 Pit @ '12 NYG

'24 Was @ '11 PhA

 

'12 Giants 9, '09 Pirates 6

'24 Senators 9, '11 Athletics 4

 

'50 Phi @ '53 NYY

'57 Mil @ '54 Cle

 

'53 Yankees 2, '50 Phillies 1

'57 Braves 4, '54 Indians 0

 

'62 SF @ '55 Brk

'41 Brk @ '46 StL

 

'62 Giants 10, '55 Dodgers 6

'41 Dodgers 10, '46 Cardinals 8

 

'65 Min @ '61 NYY

'46 Bos @ '63 LAD

 

'61 Yankees 7, '65 Twins 5

'63 Dodgers 3, '46 Red Sox 0

 

'35 Det @ '40 Cin

'59 CWS @ '39 NYY

 

'40 Reds 3, '35 Tigers 1

'39 Yankees 10, '59 White Sox 5

 

I'm taking a break from the games for a moment to briefly discuss the managers. Several managers have two teams in the tournament. Walter Alston manages three teams, the '55, '63 and '74 Dodgers. Here are the other multi-team managers.

 

Sparky Anderson ('75 Reds, '84 Tigers)

Bobby Cox ('92 Braves, '98 Braves)

Alvin Dark ('62 Giants, '74 Athletics)

Tony LaRussa ('88 Athletics, 2004 Cardinals)

Al Lopez ('54 Indians, '59 White Sox)

Connie Mack ('11 Athletics, '29 Athletics)

Joe McCarthy ('32 Yankees, '39 Yankees)

John McGraw ('12 Giants, '21 Giants)

Joe Torre ('98 Yankees, 2003 Yankees)

 

Top managers in career wins who are not represented.

 

1. Gene Mauch

2. Tommy Lasorda

3. Clark Griffith

4. Jimmie Dykes

5. Wilbert Robinson

 

'67 Bos @ '74 Oak

'84 Det @ '80 KC

 

'74 Athletics 4, '67 Red Sox 3, 12 Innings

'80 Royals 5, '84 Tigers 1

 

'69 NYM @ '80 Phi

'85 StL @ '70 Balt

 

'69 Mets 4, '80 Phillies 1

'85 Cardinals 5, '70 Orioles 1

 

'74 LAD @ '77 NYY

'79 Pit @ '86 NYM

 

'77 Yankees 6, '74 Dodgers 2

'86 Mets 5, '79 Pirates 4, 14 innings

 

'68 Det @ '67 StL

'82 Mil @ '75 Cin

 

'68 Tigers 2, '67 Cardinals 1

'75 Reds 8, '82 Brewers 4

 

'94 Mon @ '98 NYY

'02 Oak @ '04 StL

 

'98 Yankees 9, '94 Expos 8

'04 Cardinals 3, '02 Athletics 2

 

'04 Bos @ '92 Atl

'01 Sea @ '88 Oak

 

'04 Red Sox 11, '92 Braves 3

'88 Athletics 2, '01 Mariners 1, 10 Innings

 

'05 CWS @ '03 NYY

'02 SF @ '95 Cle

 

'05 White Sox 2, '03 Yankees 0

'95 Indians 5, '02 Giants 2

 

'01 Ari @ '92 Tor

'03 Fla @ '99 Atl

 

'01 Diamondbacks 11, '92 Blue Jays 5

'03 Marlins 1, '98 Braves 0

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I take it that this means the Cult of Abreu blog is on the outs?

Not quite. I'm not sure what to do with that. This is just a convenient place to post these results.

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