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Who are some of the top one-year wonders in baseball history?



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October 29, 2007 12:00 am

You Could Look It Up: Sweepers

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Steven Goldman

A review of the World Series teams that only needed four games to wrap things up.

On Sunday night, the Red Sox completed the 18th sweep in World Series history. This is part one of a capsule guide to the previous 17. After we cover all of their predecessors, we'll try to see where Boston's sweep fits in this gallery of postseason dominance.

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September 14, 2004 12:00 am

You Could Look It Up: Made, or Happened?

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Steven Goldman

In his quest to explain the Cardinals' greatness, Steven Goldman takes a look at some of the super-teams of the past.

The results of countless studies have been inconclusive, providing only homilies of the most dispensable kind, such as "If I knew that, do you think I'd be sitting here now?" or "Moneyball can't buy you happiness." More than 100 years into the game's modern era, we're still hung up on the same point that stalemated Huck and Jim's understanding of cosmology in Huckleberry Finn: "We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened. Jim he allowed they was made, but I allowed they happened." Are winning teams made, or do they just happen?

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