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Baseball Dynasties: The Greatest Teams of All Time
     

Baseball Dynasties: The Greatest Teams of All Time

by Eddie Epstein, Rob Neyer
 

A must-have for any diehard baseball fan, this lively, authoritative book answers the classic question "Who was the greatest team of all time?"
It's a debate nearly as old as the sport itself. Sure, there have been plenty of great baseball teams—but which was the best ever? While it seems like an unwinnable argument, the authors of Baseball Dynasties have

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A must-have for any diehard baseball fan, this lively, authoritative book answers the classic question "Who was the greatest team of all time?"
It's a debate nearly as old as the sport itself. Sure, there have been plenty of great baseball teams—but which was the best ever? While it seems like an unwinnable argument, the authors of Baseball Dynasties have risen to the challenge. They took the top fifteen teams of the twentieth century, ran them through rigorous statistical analysis, and threw in some good old-fashioned opinion in their quest to determine, definitively, who was the greatest team in the history of baseball. Looking at continued brilliance over time (no one-season wonders allowed), Hall of Famers on the roster, offensive and defensive production, performance in the postseason, and numerous other tangibles and intangibles, Eddie Epstein and Rob Neyer put each team under the microscope—and picked a winner. Who will come out on top? Was it the 1927 Yankees, the legendary squad blessed with both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? Or how about Earl Weaver's 1970 Orioles, who over a three-year span dominated their opponents at a higher level than any other team this century? Full of anecdotes, intriguing facts, and scores of statistics, Baseball Dynasties is a fascinating look at baseball history certain to provoke, entertain, and edify baseball fans of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393320084
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

Bill James
Bill James

It's wonderful to read a book by someone who really knows something about the great teams, knows things that I don't know, knows even important things that I didn't know. This is the book that everybody else who writes about great teams, for the next 30 years, will have to begin by reading, just so they know what they're talking about.

George F. Will
George F. Will

Baseball teams thrive on arguments. This book will start enough of them to keep the Hot Stove League in session all year long.

Davey Johson
Davey Johnson

Few athletes are part of one baseball dynasty. I was fortunate enough to be part of two. This book captures the unique characteristics that make great teams great.

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