The .700 Club: Blessedly Good Baseball

By Douglas Jordan

This article was published in the Fall 2016 Baseball Research Journal.

Since 1903, just nine teams have finished the season with a record of .700 or better. Who were they, and what did their seasons look like? The inspiration for this article was the play of the St. Louis Cardinals at the start of the 2015 season. Well into May, the Cards’ winning percentage was over .700. They were 24–10 (.706) after their game of May 14, which meant they had played over 20 percent of the season with a winning percentage above .700. I wondered: How many teams have . . .

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