Thursday, May 28, 2009

Profiling the World Series Winners

No event in sports is greater than the World Series, so it follows that any team that wins it is pretty doggone special. Therefore, I'd like to introduce Profiling the World Series Winners, a series that'll look at these champions in depth, giving you basic information about each one as well as some obscure findings you might be interested in.

What will these profiles include?

Basic Information

Team record, manager, coaches and other vital information like that.

Roster Basics

Future Hall of Famers, All Stars and team statistical leaders.

Tidbits

This is the fun part, and the main reason I'm creating these profiles. You want to know who the the oldest and youngest players were? How about the last surviving member of the team or the first one to play for the franchise? It's all here. I even created a new concept: the reunion and pre-union teams.

What are those, you ask? Reunion and pre-union teams are a way of learning which other organizations had the strongest ties to the team in question. They can be figured by compiling every single-season team outside the franchise each member of the roster played for. The reunion team is the one where the most of them converged after the year in question. The pre-union team is the one for years before. Want an example? The reunion team for the 1958 New York Yankees was the 1961 Kansas City Athletics, with eight former members of those Yankees suiting up for them (probably no surprise if you know that the A's in those days were basically a Yankee farm club). In the same vein, the pre-union team was the 1955-56 Athletics, who provided four players on the '58 Yankee roster. Make sense?

Notable Achievements

No-hitters, milestone stats, award winners, record-setting performances, etc.

Season Recap

A brief summary of the team's road to glory and a look at their strengths and weaknesses.

Here are the links to all the completed profiles so far:

#1: 1903 Boston Americans
#2: 1905 New York Giants
#3: 1906 Chicago White Sox
#4: 1907 Chicago Cubs
#5: 1908 Chicago Cubs
#6: 1909 Pittsburg Pirates
#7: 1910 Philadelphia Athletics
#8: 1911 Philadelphia Athletics
#9: 1912 Boston Red Sox
#10: 1913 Philadelphia Athletics
#11: 1914 Boston Braves
#12: 1915 Boston Red Sox
#13: 1916 Boston Red Sox
#14: 1917 Chicago White Sox
#15: 1918 Boston Red Sox
#16: 1919 Cincinnati Reds
#17: 1920 Cleveland Indians
#18: 1921 New York Giants
#19: 1922 New York Giants
#20: 1923 New York Yankees
#21: 1924 Washington Senators
#22: 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates
#23: 1926 St. Louis Cardinals
#24: 1927 New York Yankees
#25: 1928 New York Yankees
#26: 1929 Philadelphia Athletics
#27: 1930 Philadelphia Athletics
#28: 1931 St. Louis Cardinals
#29: 1932 New York Yankees
#30: 1933 New York Giants
#31: 1934 St. Louis Cardinals
#32: 1935 Detroit Tigers
#33: 1936 New York Yankees
#34: 1937 New York Yankees
#35: 1938 New York Yankees
#36: 1939 New York Yankees
#37: 1940 Cincinnati Reds
#38: 1941 New York Yankees
#39: 1942 St. Louis Cardinals
#40: 1943 New York Yankees
#41: 1944 St. Louis Cardinals
#42: 1945 Detroit Tigers
#43: 1946 St. Louis Cardinals
#44: 1947 New York Yankees
#45: 1948 Cleveland Indians
#46: 1949 New York Yankees
#47: 1950 New York Yankees
#48: 1951 New York Yankees
#49: 1952 New York Yankees
#50: 1953 New York Yankees
#51: 1954 New York Giants
#52: 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers
#53: 1956 New York Yankees
#54: 1957 Milwaukee Braves
#55: 1958 New York Yankees
#56: 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers
#57: 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates
#58: 1961 New York Yankees
#59: 1962 New York Yankees
#60: 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
#61: 1964 St. Louis Cardinals
#62: 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers
#63: 1966 Baltimore Orioles
#64: 1967 St. Louis Cardinals
#65: 1968 Detroit Tigers
#66: 1969 New York Mets
#67: 1970 Baltimore Orioles
#68: 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates
#69: 1972 Oakland A's
#70: 1973 Oakland A's
#71: 1974 Oakland A's
#72: 1975 Cincinnati Reds
#73: 1976 Cincinnati Reds
#74: 1977 New York Yankees
#75: 1978 New York Yankees
#76: 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
#77: 1980 Philadelphia Phillies
#78: 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers
#79: 1982 St. Louis Cardinals
#80: 1983 Baltimore Orioles
#81: 1984 Detroit Tigers
#82: 1985 Kansas City Royals
#83: 1986 New York Mets
#84: 1987 Minnesota Twins
#85: 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers
#86: 1989 Oakland Athletics
#87: 1990 Cincinnati Reds
#88: 1991 Minnesota Twins
#89: 1992 Toronto Blue Jays
#90: 1993 Toronto Blue Jays
#91: 1995 Atlanta Braves
#92: 1996 New York Yankees
#93: 1997 Florida Marlins
#94: 1998 New York Yankees
#95: 1999 New York Yankees
#96: 2000 New York Yankees
#97: 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks
#98: 2002 Anaheim Angels
#99: 2003 Florida Marlins
#100: 2004 Boston Red Sox
#101: 2005 Chicago White Sox
#102: 2006 St. Louis Cardinals
#103: 2007 Boston Red Sox
#104: 2008 Philadelphia Phillies
#105: 2009 New York Yankees
#106: 2010 San Francisco Giants
#107: 2011 St. Louis Cardinals

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