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5.0 out of 5 stars So which team is the greatest? Read and decide for yourself, April 1, 2000
This review is from: Baseball Dynasties: The Greatest Teams of All Time (Paperback)
Rob Neyer and Eddie Epstein's new book, "Baseball Dynasties", is thoroughly interesting examination as to which Major League Baseball teams are the greatest of all time. If you are familiar with Neyer's espn.com baseball columns, you will find the both writing style and content similar to the website. Neyer and Epstein use various statistical measures, such as projected wins, OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage), and standard deviations (better or worse than the league average in a category) to make objective arguments about the quality of various teams. In addition, the authors also present a number of interesting stories about each team that capture the allure baseball has for many people. The book focuses on great 20th century MLB teams, but chapters on 19th century teams, Negro League teams, and the century's worst teams, are also included.
Overall, the book is written in a easy-to-read style, and although the book is loaded with statistics, they only embellish, rather than distract from, the stories about the dynastic teams. This book will refuel the debate as to which team is the greatest of all-time. One other thing, both Neyer and Epstein agree on the overall greatest team of all-time, and it ISN'T the 1927 Yankees. So who is it? Read and find out.
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