On Saturday, January 30, National SABR Day, I presented at the Bob Davids Chapter (Washington and Baltimore areas combined) Winter Meeting in Rosalyn, Virginia.

My presentation was a comparison of how the 1969 Baltimore Orioles compared to the greatest teams of all-time. If you would like a copy of my data (excel) and presentation (powerpoint), send a comment with your e-mail address.

Pocol Press will also be selling copies of my book, A Whole New Ballgame: The 1969 Washington Senators, at the meeting. Of course, I’ll be happy to sign copies there, or you can purchase the book here:

http://pocolpress.com/getBookDetail.php?bookID=000040

Now, here’s the list of the 55 all-time best teams, sorted by winning percentage. I’ve listed the team and winning percentage. Bold denotes a world series winner. The red font denotes teams that did not manage to make the World Series, despite their lofty regular season records.

All told, 31 of these teams won World Series championships, 19 lost in the World Series, two (1902 Pirates, 1904 Giants never had a chance), two finished in 2nd place, and one (2001 Mariners) lost in the ALCS.

Here’s the list:

1906 Chicago Cubs, .763

1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, .741

1909 Pittsburgh Pirates, .724

1954 Cleveland Indians, .721

2001 Seattle Mariners, .716

1927 New York Yankees, .714

1931 Philadelphia Atletics, .704

1907 Chicago Cubs, .704

1998 New York Yankees, .703

1939 New York Yankees, .702

1932 New York Yankees, .695

1995 Cleveland Indians, .694

1929 Philadelphia Athletics, .693

1904 New York Giants, .693

1912 Boston Red Sox, .691

1942 St. Louis Cardinals, .688

1905 New York Giants, .686

1919 Cincinnati Reds, .686

1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, .682

1912 New York Giants, .682

1944 St. Louis Cardinals, .682

1943 St. Louis Cardinals, .682

1910 Philadelphia Athletics, .680

1946 Boston Red Sox, .675

1942 Brooklyn Dodgers, .675

1910 Chicago Cubs, .675

1961 New York Yankees, .673

1969 Baltimore Orioles, .673

1911 Philadelphia Athletics, .669

1942 New York Yankees, .669

1954 New York Yankees, .669

1915 Boston Red Sox, .669

1986 New York Mets, .667

1936 New York Yankees, .667

1970 Baltimore Orioles, .667

1975 Cincinnati Reds, .667

1913 New York Giants, .664

1930 Philadelphia Athletics, .662

1937 New York Yankees, .662

1903 Boston Red Sox, .659

1941 New York Yankees, .658

1953 New York Yankees, .656

1934 Detroit Tigers, .656

1931 St. Louis Cardinals, .656

1928 New York Yankees, .656

1940 Cincinnati Reds, .654

1998 Atlanta Braves, .654

1914 Philadelphia Athletics, .651

1933 Washington Senators, .651

1938 New York Yankees, .651

1918 Chicago Cubs, .651

1903 Pittsburgh Pirates, .650

1941 Brooklyn Dodgers, .649

1917 Chicago White Sox, .649

1935 Chicago Cubs, .649