• Looking At All The Yankees Ring Teams

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2010 · Comments (4)

    One of the great things about the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia is that you can sort stats for players or teams that were World Champions, Pennant Winners, Made The Post-Season or Missed the Post-Season. And, here are the Yankees World Championship teams, via the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, ranked by their RCAA and RSAA totals:

    RCAA                          YEAR    RCAA    
    1    Yankees                  1927      338   
    2    Yankees                  1939      289   
    3    Yankees                  1936      287   
    4    Yankees                  1932      279   
    5    Yankees                  1928      275   
    6    Yankees                  1953      220   
    7    Yankees                  2009      202   
    8    Yankees                  1937      181   
    9    Yankees                  1947      179   
    10   Yankees                  1999      170   
    11   Yankees                  1961      169   
    12   Yankees                  1998      168   
    13   Yankees                  1962      162   
    14   Yankees                  1941      150   
    15   Yankees                  1951      149   
    16   Yankees                  1977      146   
    17   Yankees                  1956      142   
    18   Yankees                  1952      140   
    19   Yankees                  1943      129   
    20   Yankees                  1950      127   
    21   Yankees                  1958       95   
    22   Yankees                  1923       93   
    23   Yankees                  1949       80   
    24   Yankees                  1938       76   
    25   Yankees                  1978       54   
    26   Yankees                  2000        7   
    27   Yankees                  1996       -4   
    
    RSAA                          YEAR    RSAA    
    1    Yankees                  1938      149   
    2    Yankees                  1937      144   
    3    Yankees                  1927      117   
    4    Yankees                  1998      102   
    5    Yankees                  1958       97   
    6    Yankees                  1939       92   
    7    Yankees                  1978       77   
    8    Yankees                  1949       68   
    9    Yankees                  1941       66   
    10   Yankees                  1923       62   
    11   Yankees                  1996       60   
    T12  Yankees                  1956       57   
    T12  Yankees                  1936       57   
    T14  Yankees                  1952       54   
    T14  Yankees                  2000       54   
    16   Yankees                  1953       52   
    17   Yankees                  1977       51   
    18   Yankees                  1961       42   
    T19  Yankees                  1950       40   
    T19  Yankees                  1999       40   
    21   Yankees                  1943       24   
    22   Yankees                  2009       19   
    23   Yankees                  1932       17   
    T24  Yankees                  1947       11   
    T24  Yankees                  1951       11   
    26   Yankees                  1962       -8   
    27   Yankees                  1928      -17   
    

    Now, here comes the fun. If you were to add RCAA and RSAA for each team and then divide the team’s RCAA total by that number, it will tell you which of these teams were more dominant on offense or pitching. (The higher the “score” means more hitting, the lower means more pitching and a score around .500 says the team was pretty well balanced between it’s offense and pitching value that season.) Here’s the output of this exercise:

    YEAR	RCAA	RSAA	Score
    1996	-4	60	-.07
    2000	7	54	.11
    1938	76	149	.34
    1978	54	77	.41
    1958	95	97	.49
    1949	80	68	.54
    1937	181	144	.56
    1923	93	62	.60
    1998	168	102	.62
    1941	150	66	.69
    1956	142	57	.71
    1952	140	54	.72
    1977	146	51	.74
    1927	338	117	.74
    1939	289	92	.76
    1950	127	40	.76
    1961	169	42	.80
    1953	220	52	.81
    1999	170	40	.81
    1936	287	57	.83
    1943	129	24	.84
    2009	202	19	.91
    1951	149	11	.93
    1947	179	11	.94
    1932	279	17	.94
    1962	162	-8	1.05
    1928	275	-17	1.07
    

    So, the 1928, 1962, 1932, 1947, 1951 and 2009 champs hit their way to the ring. And, the 1996 and 2000 champs depended more on pitching.

    Lastly, the 1923, 1958, 1937, 1978 and 1949 champs could beat you both ways – pretty much the same way.

    Comments on Looking At All The Yankees Ring Teams

    1. Corey Italiano
      April 22nd, 2010 | 11:15 pm

      Lastly, the 1958, 1937 and 1949 champs could beat you both ways – pretty much the same way.
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      Kind of like the 2010 Yankees

    2. April 22nd, 2010 | 11:17 pm

      @ Corey Italiano:
      Long way away from being able to make that claim.

    3. Corey Italiano
      April 22nd, 2010 | 11:36 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      Kind of ;)

    4. Raf
      April 22nd, 2010 | 11:43 pm

      Probably lends more credence to the theory that the playoffs are a crapshoot.

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