All-Time Tournament Teams

Padres Cardinals
Justin Merrlles - Mar 13, 2022

Padres 7, Cardinals 3 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the San Diego Padres All-Time Team against the St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen, but this simulation took place at Sportsman Park in St. Louis, Missouri.) This game was a battle of […]


Diamondbacks Nationals

Diamondbacks 13, Nationals 6 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Arizona Diamondbacks All-Time Team against the Montréal Expos/Washington Nationals All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.)   Luis Gonzalez and Steve Finley hit three home runs apiece, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 13–6 […]

Twins Angels
Jim Marshall - Mar 6, 2022

Twins 2, Angels 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Colorado Rockies All-Time Team against the Chicago Cubs All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) In a pitchers’ duel with many ground ball outs and strikeouts, both Twins/Senators Ace Walter Johnson and Angels Ace Nolan Ryan […]

Astros Rays
Justin Merrlles - Mar 6, 2022

Astros 3, Rays 2 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Tampa Bay Rays All-Time Team against the Houston Astros All-Time Team. This game did actually happen, but this simulation took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.) This game was a pitching duel between Astros […]

Cubs Rockies
Benjamin Sabin - Mar 4, 2022

Cubs 4, Rockies 3 (10) (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Colorado Rockies All-Time Team against the Chicago Cubs All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) Only in a parallel universe could such a thing happen. Surely not in our untidy universe could the greatest ballplayers […]

Pirates Phillies
Justin Merrlles - Mar 4, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Philadelphia Phillies All-Time Team against the Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.)   Steve Carlton threw seven strong innings, but it wasn’t enough for the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. The Pittsburgh Pirates […]

Tigers Rangers

Tigers 6, Rangers 2 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Texas Rangers All-Time Team against the Detroit Tigers All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) A six-run seventh inning, one that saw three-run home runs from both Alan Trammell and Hank Greenberg, propelled the […]

White Sox Royals
Lewis Masella - Mar 1, 2022

White Sox 4, Royals 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Kansas City Royals All-Time Team against the Chicago White Sox All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) Ted Lyons was brilliant in a complete-game effort, surrendering a single unearned run as the Chicago […]

Oakland Athletics
Matt Graves - Feb 28, 2022

Oakland Athletics 9, Toronto Blue Jays 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Oakland Athletics All-Time Team against the Toronto Blue Jays All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.)   Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Eddie Plank pitched a complete game while Jimmie Foxx went […]

SF Giants All-Time Team
Matt Graves - Feb 27, 2022

The San Francisco Giants’ all-time team is complete with baseball history. Their moments have forever been etched in New York and the Bay area. With eight World Series titles and 23 NL pennants, a handful of talent is filled with numerous Hall of Famers. As we continue our All-Time Team tournament, the Giants arguably have […]

Dodgers All-Time Team
Bob Taenaka - Feb 27, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise began as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1884. In 1958, the franchise retained its nickname but relocated to Los Angeles, where it continues to thrive today. The franchise has won 11,123 games (.529 W-L), made 35 playoff appearances, won 25 pennants and seven world championships. The team has employed 1,894 position […]

Julian Coleman - Feb 27, 2022

Founded in 1901, the Boston Red Sox have been the home to some of baseball’s most notable names. From Ruth to Williams to Ortiz and Martinez, there are plenty of greats who called Fenway Park home. With that being said, dwindling this down to one team seems like a daunting task (or is it?). If […]

Caleb Begley - Feb 26, 2022

Cleveland Indians/Guardians All-Time Team The Cleveland Indians/Guardians are certainly no strangers to the history books. In their 121-year history, they’ve won well over 9,500 games. Add to that 15 postseason appearances, six pennants, and two World Series titles, and you have what is certainly one of the more historic franchises. However, a club cannot get […]

Cardinals All-Time Team
Dan Jaycox - Feb 26, 2022

There are few franchises as storied as the St. Louis Cardinals. But, when it comes to making any all-time roster, it can be vulnerable to significant omissions. The best anyone can do is try to avoid gross oversights, knowing that a team full of the second-best Cardinals at each position would still be a remarkable […]

Pirates All-Time

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time Team Last Word on Baseball is running a tournament pitting all 30 all-time rosters against each other. Here is the Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time Team. The Pirates have one of the longest and richest histories in baseball, beginning play with the American Association in 1882 as the Pittsburgh Alleghenys. They joined the National […]

Tigers All-Time Team
Matt Graves - Feb 26, 2022

The Detroit Tigers have one of the most storied franchises in baseball. With a team with a rich history, their all-time team looks outstanding. It features one of the best all-around hitters in baseball history. Plus, there is a great mix of power and range amongst the players selected for this team. In fact, Detroit […]



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