Second-Chance World Series: The best from every MLB franchise not to win it all

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  1. Bogart Here's lookin at you, kid

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    The 13th NL seed is one of my 2 all time favorite teams. The 2016 Cubs is the other one. www.ESPN.com

    "National League
    NL First-Round Matchups

    (1) 1998 Astrosvs.(16) 1957 Cardinals
    (2) 2017 Dodgersvs.(15) 2009 Rockies
    (3) 1994 Exposvs.(14) 2011 Diamondbacks
    (4) 1949 Dodgersvs.(13) 1984 Cubs
    (5) 1993 Giantsvs.(12) 1993 Phillies
    (6) 1962 Giantsvs.(11) 1962 Reds
    (7) 2002 Bravesvs.(10) 1999 Mets
    (8) 1991 Piratesvs.(9) 1998 Padres
    American League

    AL First-Round Matchups


    (1) 2001 Marinersvs.(16) 1982 Brewers
    (2) 1954 Indiansvs.(15) 1997 Orioles
    (3) 1995 Indiansvs.(14) 2010 Rays
    (4) 1946 Red Soxvs.(13) 2014 Angels
    (5) 2001 A'svs.(12) 2011 Rangers
    (6) 1965 Twinsvs.(11) 1983 White Sox
    (7) 1977 Royalsvs.(10) 1985 Yankees
    (8) 1985 Blue Jaysvs.(9) 1961 Tigers
    "
     
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  2. Terry Yake Registered User

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    the '88 and '90 A's were better than the '01 A's

    still blows my mind how those 88 and 90 A's teams didn't win it all. two historically great teams
     
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  3. MiamiScreamingEagles Feel the Shake

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    I won't compare the 1962 Reds (unfamiliar) to the 1970 team (102-60) but the latter shouldn't be overlooked. The pitching staff became injured late in the season and they ran into a juggernaut in Baltimore who was determined to destroy the demons associated with the 1969 Mets winning the World Series. The '69 Orioles shouldn't be forgotten either but by 1997 (Orioles) I had lost interest much in baseball.

    Direct link to what has been posted in the OP: Second-Chance World Series: The best from every MLB franchise not to win it all
     
  4. Mr Fahrenheit Valar Morghulis

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    93 Giants...best team to miss the playoffs
     
  5. Boqvy wan Kenobi Jedi Master

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    While the '83 White Sox were very good, most think that the '94 team was better.
     
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    Also the 1999 Reds. 96 games and missed.
     
  7. IU Hawks fan They call me IU

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    1919 team was better than both. And '20 were on their way to the pennant until the suspensions.
     
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    oh man who would've thought the mariners would be such a disaster since they won 116 games but lost the alcs in 2001
     
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    As an Angels fan that 2014 team was a total fluke. I would argue our 2012 roster that didn't even make the playoffs was much better.
     
  10. Bogart Here's lookin at you, kid

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    As stated the 1983 White Sox are not regarded as highly as this seems to think

    Better choices

    1964 White Sox - Great pitching team finished 98-64 but 1 game behind Yanks in pennant race ,, A true heartbreaking season

    1959 White Sox - Go Go White Sox captured AL Pennant with 94-60 record but lost in World Series to Dodgers

    1920 White Sox - Ended year with suspension of Black Sox players costing them pennant as they ended year 96-58 finishing 2 behind Indians. If not for suspensions the White Sox would have won 1920 Pennant

    1919 White Sox - Black Sox
     
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    Well of course, but nobody alive remembers them.
     
  13. Mr Fahrenheit Valar Morghulis

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    I Think 20 was better than 19. Fun fact: the 1920 White Sox had four 20 game winners, Orioles werent the only ones
     
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    Those Texas teams that made it to the series two years in a row are up there. They had such a good group and I really wanted them to win at least one title.

    You had Hamilton who came back from addiction to be one of the best players in the league, Beltre who is a gem, Young who was a loyal guy, Kinsler/Cruz who were underrated plus some good young up & comers like Andrus & Harrison
     
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    At least they made the series both years and won a title in between. They could have pulled a Bills and won 0 :laugh:
     
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    2015 Blue Jays should be there...damn it still sucks how things had to end
     
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    yah. we got screwed over in game 6, and if we had won the series, we'd probably win the world series
     
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    Absolutely. I have no doubt that the Jays beat the Mets in 2015.

    Having said that, the Royals played an incredible team game. The Jays had a deadly lineup and a good rotation (not great but very good even) but a really thin bullpen due to injuries.

    Gibbons also mismanaged games but honestly the biggest problem was that every hit went up there trying to hit bombs and Joey Bats was the only guy able to do it. All these elite hitters and no one can get on base. Such a shame.
     
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    I remember that team. It had rookie Trout, Albert when he was still elite, Hunter, Weaver, Trumbo, Greinke, Morales, Kendrick, etc.

    Very fun team to watch! The AL West was very strong that year if I remember correctly
     
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    The pitching that year was just far and away the best we’ve had in the Trout era. Nothing else even comes close. Greinke-Weaver-Wilson-Haren-Santana/Richards/Williams compared to what we have now is a total joke. If the A’s didn’t go on that insane run, it would have been our best chance to win for sure. Just wish we would’ve kept Greinke instead of signing Josh f***ing Hamilton.
     
  21. HisIceness I miss sports

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    I'd say for the Braves the 1996 team is the one that should have closed the deal, up 2-0 in the WS and going back to Atlanta to wrap it up. Yet, in what would be a common theme with them and the Falcons, and even the Hawks and UGA Football, they couldn't get the job done.
     
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    sucks that trout don't make the playoffs no more
     
  23. NJDevs26 We suck again!

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    I’d have picked the ‘88 Mets over the ‘99 Mets as our entry.
     
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    He has the same number of MVPs as playoff games played
     
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    Nice to see the 94 Expos win, they deserved it that year. Too bad for the strike.

    I would have preferred the '75 Sox over the '46 team. Especially if they gave the Sox a healthy Jim Rice. Might have made the difference in real life too.
     

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