Friday, November 6, 2009

How Impressive is The Yankees World Series Record...

At Yankees Win The World Series in the emideate aftermath of the Yankees 27th World Series victory I opined that the Yankees had a fantastic record and the most championship victories of any team in any sport by number or percentage that I can think of, even when compared to other major sports.

Paul Mirengoff throws in some stats. After declaring the Yankees the team of the decade, he explains;

"The team of the decade honor is nothing new for the Yankees. By the measure used above, they were the team of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1990s. They were also second runners-up behind Oakland and Cincinnati in the 1970s, when they won two championships and appeared in three World Series."


  1. Although I am a true yankee fan, I have to slightly disagree with this post. Percentage wise the Boston Celtics have won the NBA championship over 27% of the seasons they have competed in. The Yankees on the other hand although they have won the most titles have won the World Series over 25% of the seasons they have competed in.

  2. @Anonymous - Good point, the Boston Celtics have won a higher percentage of championships then the Yankee. I would point out that the Yankees time frame is about double that of Boston, but you are right.

    Slightly unrelated, I believe Boston also had among the best streaks.


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