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The 10 Greatest MLB Franchises

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1) Yankees--Established in 1901, based in NY since 1903.  27 World Championships and 40 Pennants
Last championship: 2009
All-Time Win %: .569 (1st)
Total Hall of Famers: 43 (4th)
Noteworthy Stat:
Has hit over 1,000 more home runs (14,916) than any other team
Current Payroll: $224,700,000
Defining Ballpark: Yankee Stadium
Defining Voice: Mel Allen
Defining Managers:
Casey Stengel, Joe McCarthy, Joe Torre
The Legends:
Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Whitey Ford, Phil Rizzuto, Thurman Munson.
2) Cardinals--Established in 1881.  11 World Series titles and 19 Pennants
Last championship: 2011
All-Time Win %: .520 (4th)
Total Hall of Famers: 42 (5th)
Noteworthy Stat: Has had more players (2,020) than any other team
Current Payroll: $113,700,000
Defining Ballpark: Busch Stadium
Defining Voice: Jack Buck
Defining Manager:
Whitey Herzog
The Legends:
Rogers Hornsby, Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Albert Pujols, Ozzie Smith, Dizzy Dean, Lou Brock, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Bruce Sutter.
3) Giants--Established in 1883, based in San Francisco since 1958.  8 World Series titles and 23 Pennants
Last championship: 2014
All-Time Win %: .538 (2nd)
Total Hall of Famers: 56 (1st)
Noteworthy Stat: Leads all teams with 10,692 wins
Current Payroll: $139,800,000
Defining Ballpark: Polo Grounds
Defining Voice: Russ Hodges
Defining Manager:
John McGraw
The Legends:
Willie Mays, Mel Ott, Christy Mathewson, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, Bill Terry, Carl Hubbell, Gaylord Perry, Barry Bonds.
4) Red Sox--Established in 1901. 8 World Series titles and 13 Pennants
Last championship: 2013
All-Time Win %: .517 (5th)
Total Hall of Famers: 34 (tied for 9th)
Current Payroll: $150,300,000
Defining Ballpark: Fenway Park
Defining Voices: Curt Gowdy, Jerry Remy
Defining Managers:
Joe Cronin, Terry Francona
The Legends:
Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Jimmie Foxx, David Ortiz, Tris Speaker, Pedro Martinez, Joe Cronin, Jim Rice, Harry Hooper, Manny Ramirez.
5) Dodgers--Established in 1883, based in LA since 1958.  6 World Series titles and 22 Pennants
Last championship: 1988
All-Time Win %: .526 (3rd)
Total Hall of Famers: 46 (tied for 2nd)
Noteworthy Stat: Leads all teams with an 3.54 all-time ERA
Current Payroll: $211,500,000
Defining Ballpark: Ebbets Field
Defining Voices: Vin Skully, Red Barber
Defining Managers:
Walter Alston, Tommy Lasorda
The Legends:
Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Don Sutton, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, Jim Gilliam, Dazzy Vance, Zack Wheat.
6) Athletics--Established in 1901, based in Oakland since 1968.  9 World Series titles and 15 Pennants
Last championship: 1989
All-Time Win %: .487 (17th)
Total Hall of Famers: 36 (8th)
Current Payroll: $58,400,000
Defining Ballpark: Oakland Coliseum, Shibe Park
Defining Voice: Bill King
Defining Manager:
Connie Mack
The Legends:
Reggie Jackson, Ricky Henderson, Catfish Hunter, Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Lefty Grove, Bert Campaneris, Eddie Plank, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons.
7) Braves--Established in 1871, based in Atlanta since 1966.  3 World Series titles and 17 Pennants
Last championship: 1995
All-Time Win %: .500 (13th)
Total Hall of Famers: 46 (tied for 2nd)
Noteworthy Stat: Tied with the Cubs for the oldest team still in existence
Current Payroll: $87,600,000
Defining Ballpark: Turner Field, Braves Field
Defining Voice: Ernie Johnson Sr
Defining Manager: Bobby Cox
The Legends:
Warren Spahn, Hank Aaron, Greg Maddux, Eddie Mathews, Phil Niekro, Dale Murphy, Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Andrew Jones.
8) Reds--Established in 1869.  5 World Series titles and 10 Pennants
Last championship: 1990
All-Time Win %: .507 (9th)
Total Hall of Famers: 34 (tied for 9th)
Current Payroll: $101,310,000
Defining Ballpark: Great American Ballpark, Riverfront Stadium
Defining Voice: Marty Brennaman
Defining Managers:
Sparky Anderson, Fred Hutchinson
The Legends:
Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Dave Concepción, Frank Robinson, Barry Larkin, Ernie Lombardi, Eppa Rixey, Edd Rousch.
9) Pirates--Established in 1882.  5 World Series titles and 9 Pennants
Last championship: 1979
All-Time Win %: .504 (10th)
Total Hall of Famers: 40 (7th)
Current Payroll: $75,200,000
Defining Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium, PNC Park
Defining Voice: Bob Prince
Defining Manager:
Danny Murtaugh
The Legends:
Roberto Clemente, Ralph Kiner, Honus Wagner, Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski, Paul Waner, Lloyd Waner, Pie Traynor, Max Carey, Arky Vaughan.
10) Tigers--Established in 1894.  4 World Series titles and 11 Pennants
Last championship: 1984
All-Time Win %: .508 (8th)
Total Hall of Famers: 21 (16th)
Current Payroll: $147,500,000
Defining Ballpark: Tiger Stadium, Comerica Park
Defining Voice: Ernie Harwell
Defining Manager:
Sparky Anderson
The Legends:
Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, Charlie Gehringer, Hal Newhouser, Sam Crawford, George Kell, Harry Heilmann, Mickey Cochrane, Willie Horton.

Quick Facts:
--The Rockies lead all teams with a .275 all-time batting average but trail all with a 4.99 ERA.  They are also the only team to not have had a single player inducted into the Hall of Fame.
--The Cubs lead all teams with 96,851 all-time runs scored and 189,539 hits.
--The Rays trail teams in winning % (.462), runs scored (13,531), and hits (26,905).  They also have the 2nd worst all-time ERA at 4.42.
--The Mets and Padres trail all teams with a .250 all-time batting average.
--The Phillies have the most losses (10,741) and are most than 300 more games under .500 (-1143) than the next worst team.
--Only two teams have failed to win a single pennant: the Nationals and the Mariners.
--Seven teams have failed to win a single World Series title: the Rangers, Astros, Brewers, Nationals, Padres, Mariners, Rockies, and Rays.

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+2 # Mike 2014-02-05 20:20
Dodgers should be above Red Sox
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0 # Bmore 2015-05-09 17:57
Orioles...?
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-1 # oaklandish 2014-03-13 12:42
"Last championship: 1974"

1989 for the oakland a's… missed that world series
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0 # Cards fan 2016-04-18 01:24
Cardinals last championship was 2011... we won that one. JSYK
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