The 1927 Yankees are still a Murderers’ Row, now they’re our ‘Best Team Ever’

The 1927 Yankees are still a Murderers’ Row, now they’re our ‘Best Team Ever’

Sometimes you just live up to your nickname.

the winners of our “Best Team Ever” bracket, a 16-team, reader-voted tournament that’s been going for the past week. The Murderers’ Row Yankees did in our bracket what they did on the field — dominate.’ data-reactid=”18″>That sentiment is shared by Yahoo Sports readers, who voted them the winners of our “Best Team Ever” bracket, a 16-team, reader-voted tournament that’s been going for the past week. The Murderers’ Row Yankees did in our bracket what they did on the field — dominate.

according to Baseball-Reference. (He owns the three best seasons by WAR of all-time, with 1923 and 1921 season being No. 1 and No. 2). Gehrig’s mark of 11.8 WAR ranks seventh all-time, tied with 2002 Barry Bonds and 1920 Babe Ruth.’ data-reactid=”68″>Even by modern metrics, those two seasons were historic. Ruth’s WAR in 1927 was 12.5, the third-highest ever, according to Baseball-Reference. (He owns the three best seasons by WAR of all-time, with 1923 and 1921 season being No. 1 and No. 2). Gehrig’s mark of 11.8 WAR ranks seventh all-time, tied with 2002 Barry Bonds and 1920 Babe Ruth.

Having two of the best individual seasons of all-time on one team? Seems like a winning strategy.

In the wide view of great baseball teams, the Yankees also hold up quite well. Their 110 wins aren’t the most ever, a few teams have had more, but when you consider the total package, their season seems the most impressive.

The 1906 Chicago Cubs and 2001 Seattle Mariners each won 116 games, but those Cubs lost in the World Series and those Mariners didn’t even make the World Series, losing to — you guessed it — the Yankees in the ALCS. The 1954 Indians won 111 games but were swept in the World Series. The 1998 Yankees won 114 games and won the World Series, but they played 162 games compared to the 154-game schedule in 1927.

How they dominated our Best Team Ever bracket

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