• Pinto: Yanks ’08 Offense Looks Fine

    Posted by on January 21st, 2008 · Comments (3)

    David Pinto, at Baseball Musings, thinks the Yankees should score 900 runs again this season.

    If this happens, it will be the third year in a row where the Yankees scored 900+ runs.

    Since 1990, three seasons in a row of 900+ runs is a rare feat. Here are the teams to reach that mark:

    1934-1937 Tigers*
    1930-1933 Yankees*
    1936-1939 Yankees*
    1999-2001 Rockies
    2003-2005 Red Sox

    (* did it for 4 years in a row)

    Playing around with the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, shows us that those 1930-1933 Yankees may just have been the best offensive unit in baseball history:

    SEASON, MODERN (1900-), Leaders Runs/Team vs. League Average
    RCAA displayed only–not a sorting criteria

    RUNS                          YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE    RCAA
    1    Yankees                  1931      267     1010      743      298
    2    Red Sox                  1950      249      979      730       93
    3    Dodgers                  1953      232      921      689      220
    4    Yankees                  1930      230      995      765      344
    5    Yankees                  1927      228      930      702      338
    6    Reds                     1976      222      840      618      273
    7    Rockies                  1996      205      933      728      -75
    8    A's                      1913      204      758      554      192
    9    Yankees                  1932      201      947      746      279
    10   Yankees                  1933      198      892      694      253   

    Comments on Pinto: Yanks ’08 Offense Looks Fine

    1. Yu Hsing Chen
      January 22nd, 2008 | 5:50 am

      The team that had the Babe, the Iron Horse , Bill Dickey and Tony Lazzeri was the best hitting team ever? I would have never thought! :P

    2. Yu Hsing Chen
      January 22nd, 2008 | 5:54 am

      I just realized it had Earl Comb too, so basicaly, on the days that Lefty Gomez or Red Ruffin was pitching they had 6 living legends on the field out of 9 man. meh

    3. Raf
      January 22nd, 2008 | 10:34 am

      Really didn’t think the Rockies would score as many runs as they did.

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