Baseball Brackets

This is your chance to pick the all-time greatest team


Beginning on March 5, fans will be able to logon and cast their votes each day on our Facebook page poll tab to decide the winner in each matchup, until we crown the Baseball Brackets winner on April 6. Use whatever criteria you see fit: which team would have won had they played each other, which team you liked better, or which team was more successful in the playoffs -- anything goes.

Seeding was based on all-time total wins (with runs scored as a tie-breaker). The overall seeding can be seen below the bracket.

Who will be the fans' choice for the all-time greatest team? Vote now!

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Overall Seeding (wins-runs scored)

1 -- 2001 Seattle Mariners (116-927): Set 162-game record for most wins; lost in ALCS.
2 -- 1906 Chicago Cubs (116-704): Set 154-game record for most wins; lost in World Series.
3 -- 1998 New York Yankees (114): Won World Series, first of three straight for Yanks.
4 -- 1954 Cleveland Indians (111): Lost World Series to Giants after setting a then-AL record for wins.
5 -- 1927 New York Yankees (110-976): Murderer's Row powerhouse won World Series; led AL in every major offensive category except doubles and steals.
6 -- 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates (110-701): Honus Wagner led Bucs to lone World Series title of his career over Tigers. 
7 -- 1961 New York Yankees (109-827): Behind 240 home runs -- including Roger Maris' 61 -- Yanks won World Championship.
8 -- 1969 Baltimore Orioles (109-779): Lost World Series to Miracle Mets.
9 -- 1975 Cincinnati Reds (108-840): Featured six pitchers with at least 10 wins and won World Series.
10 -- 1970 Baltimore Orioles (108-792): Mike Cuellar and Dave McNally each won 24 games; Birds won World Series title.
11 -- 1986 New York Mets (108-783): Five pitchers with at least 14 wins; rallied for World Series win over Red Sox.
12 -- 1932 New York Yankees (107-1,002): Babe Ruth's called shot helped Bronx Bombers sweep World Series.
13 -- 1931 Philadelphia A's (107-858): Lefty Grove went 31-4, but A's fell to Cardinals in World Series.
14 -- 1907 Chicago Cubs (107-571): Team ERA of 1.73; beat Tigers in World Series.
15 -- 1939 New York Yankees (106-967): Joe DiMaggio hit .381; Yanks swept Reds in World Series.
16 -- 1998 Atlanta Braves (106-826): Five starters averaged 17.6 wins apiece; lost to Padres in NLCS.
17 -- 1942 St. Louis Cardinals (106-755): Led NL in runs scored and ERA; beat Yankees in World Series.
18 -- 1904 New York Giants (106-744): Joe McGinnity (35 wins) and Christy Mathewson (33 wins) dominated NL opponents; team owner declined to participate in World Series.
19 -- 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers (105-955): Duke Snider (42) and Roy Campanella (41) both hit more than 40 homers; lost to Yankees in World Series.
20 -- 1912 Boston Red Sox (105-799): Smokey Joe Wood's 34-5 record helped Sox win World Series.
21 -- 2004 St. Louis Cardinals (105-855): Albert Pujols hit 46 homers, but Cards swept by Red Sox in World Series.
22 -- 1944 St. Louis Cardinals (105-772): Won 73 of first 100 games en route to World Series title.
23 -- 1905 New York Giants (105-770): Christy Mathewson's three World Series shutouts led Giants to title.
24 -- 1943 St. Louis Cardinals (105-679): Stan Musial wins NL MVP, but Cards lose World Series to Yankees.
25 -- 1929 Philadelphia A's (104-901): Al Simmons drives in 157 runs; A's beat Cubs in Series.
26 -- 1984 Detroit Tigers (104-829): Bolted to 35-5 start en route to World Series title.
27 -- 1988 Oakland A's (104-800): Jose Canseco's 40 homer/40 stolen base season not enough as Dodgers beat A's in Fall Classic.
28 -- 1946 Boston Red Sox (104-792): Ted Williams won first AL MVP Award but Sox lost to Cardinals in World Series.
29 -- 1993 Atlanta Braves (104-767): Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux combine for 42 wins, but Braves lose to Phillies in NLCS.
30 -- 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers (104-742): Four Brooklyn pitchers win at least 15 games, but Dodgers finish two games behind Cardinals in NL.
31 -- 1963 New York Yankees (104-714): Whitey Ford goes 24-7, but Yanks swept by Dodgers in World Series.
32 -- 1910 Chicago Cubs (104-711): Three Finger Brown appears in 46 games and wins 25, but Cubs lose to A's in Series.

 

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