Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by Niners99:
5. Red Sox
Why do you put the Giants and Dodgers over the Cardinals?
Better history. If titles were the only factor, there would be no point in ranking them.
The Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers are the 3 most historic franchises in baseball history, all stemming from the same city. If you had to pick 3 franchises to represent the game of baseball, I think those would be the 3.
Yankees obviously have the 27 titles, Yankee Stadium, Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio, etc, etc. Probably the most iconic sports team in American history.
The Giants have the most pennants (22) of anyone outside the Yankees, the most Hall of Fame players, the most wins all time, The Polo Grounds, Mays, Mathewson, Ott, McCovey, Bonds, Hubbell, Marichal, Cepeda, etc.
The Dodgers have the 2nd most pennants (21) outside the Yankees, Koufax, Drysdale, Snider, Campanella, plus the whole civil rights history of Jackie Robinson.
The Cards are a close 4th, and by no means arent deserving. The just dont have as much iconic history as those 3 imo. I know STL fans would disagree, but I think an unbiased party writing a book about the history of Major League Baseball would probably agree that those 3 teams stand out above the rest.