Which MLB team was the best ever? That question has spurred endless debates over the years. The discussions can be heated, and usually someone throws in a minor league team or a Negro League club, but we’re limiting this query to the National and American Leagues.
The arguments will never end, of course, but we thought we’d take a shot at answering the question ourselves by using Out of the Park Baseball 17 to simulate a tournament of the 16 best teams in history. Dubbed 16 in ‘16, the event started with a selection committee consisting of Tim Kurkjian (ESPN), Neil Paine (FiveThirtyEight), Mark Simon (ESPN), Brian Kenny (MLB Network), Ken Hirdt (Elias Sports Bureau), Rob Tracy (Elias Sports Bureau), CJ Nitkowski (MLB Analyst), Kat Bailey (Hit The Pass/US Gamer), and Gus Ramsey (Committee Chairman).