Tuesday, November 11, 2008

1922 Browns Second Best Team Ever to Not Win a Pennant

Wow. The 1922 St. L Browns were named the second best team ever to not win a pennant . . . according to a study by Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times.

Read his analysis at: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/october-countrys-refugees-part-2-of-2/. Here are some of his remarks . . .

"I asked one of the classic questions of baseball sports fans: who was the best team to never make the World Series? More importantly, I had a way to try to answer this question; ask SG from the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog to run 1,000 Diamondmind season sims with a computer program he set up to do just that. In part one, I went over the 28 teams I had SG enter into the sims. My guidelines for choosing teams were: 1) minimal (ideally no) overlap with a real pennant winners, 2) no overlap with another team in the mix, 3) try to represent all eras, 4) avoid really recent teams because they just might win a pennant still, and 6) if possible, try to avoid one-year wonders.

Read his entire report here -

1 comment:

  1. The 1922 Browns were always one of my favorite teams to play in Strat o Matic. George Sisler and Ken Williams rocked and who could resist a team that not only had Baby Doll Jacobson, but Urban Shocker as well, what great baseball names! Interestingly enough, the guy I played against would occasionally pick the '27 Yankees to play against me, so we would have a pitching matchup of Urban Shocker '22 vs Urban Shocker '27. Of course the '27 Yanks would usually win, but they were one of the 2 or 3 best teams ever, so the '22 Browns held their own as far as I am concerned.