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Best Teams Ever

1871-2016 (Regular Season).



RANK YEAR TEAM LG BPEVA HR RBI H AB RBI/AB AVE
1 1875 Boston Red Stockings NA 196.454 15 565 1128 3515 0.161 0.321
2 1982 Milwaukee Brewers AL 179.546 216 843 1599 5733 0.147 0.279
3 1927 New York Yankees AL 171.098 158 908 1644 5354 0.170 0.307
4 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 170.780 208 887 1529 5373 0.165 0.285
5 1931 New York Yankees AL 163.287 155 990 1667 5608 0.177 0.297
6 1884 Chicago Cubs NL 162.624 142 659 1176 4182 0.158 0.281
7 1972 Cincinnati Reds NL 158.351 124 650 1317 5241 0.124 0.251
8 1936 New York Yankees AL 157.153 182 997 1676 5591 0.178 0.300
9 1976 Cincinnati Reds NL 154.883 141 802 1599 5702 0.141 0.280
10 1982 California Angels AL 152.063 186 760 1518 5532 0.137 0.274
11 1879 Providence Grays NL 151.952 12 405 1003 3392 0.119 0.296
12 1984 Boston Red Sox AL 151.098 181 767 1598 5648 0.136 0.283
13 1937 New York Yankees AL 150.175 174 922 1554 5487 0.168 0.283
14 1952 New York Yankees AL 149.690 129 670 1411 5294 0.127 0.267
15 1933 New York Yankees AL 149.382 144 853 1495 5271 0.162 0.284
16 1873 Boston Red Stockings NA 149.027 12 489 930 2755 0.177 0.338
17 1960 New York Yankees AL 147.023 193 699 1377 5290 0.132 0.260
18 1896 Baltimore Orioles NL 146.373 23 854 1548 4719 0.181 0.328
19 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers NL 146.278 153 725 1380 5266 0.138 0.262
20 1939 New York Yankees AL 146.205 166 904 1521 5300 0.171 0.287


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  • What is PEVA?

    PEVA is the acronym for Stat Geek Baseball's New Player Rating value. This grade is given to each player and pitcher each season, rating their performance on a peer to peer review. Six components for pitchers and batters are melded together into the PEVA Rating, which ranges each year from 0.200 to 64.000. For more information on PEVA and the other new Stat Geek Baseball Stats, see our Definitions page. PEVA ratings are available for every pitcher and hitter in baseball history.

    PEVA Scale

    64.000 - Maximum
    32.000 - Cy Young/MVP Candidate
    20.000 - All League
    15.000 - All-Star Level
    10.000 - Very Good
    3.500 - Average
    0.200 - Minimum


Notes: Photo/Image Credits: Baseball painting, Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Ty Cobb, and Christy Mathewson. Library of Congress.

Note: PITCHING APEVA = Total team pitching PEVA adjusted for decade. BATTING PEVA = Unadjusted batting PEVA total for team. TOTAL PEVA = Total of Adjusted Pitching PEVA and Batting PEVA. Leagues: NA - National Association. AL - American League. NL - National League. RBI/AB = RBI per AB. Regular PEVA = Total PEVA for all pitchers during the year per team. AdjF = Adjustment Factor per decade. Adj. PEVA = Comparative Total for pitching staffs, REG. PEVA x ADJ. FACTOR.

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