All-time Greatest Teams Sets

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Our All-time Greatest Teams sets are very similar to our Classic Past Seasons, in part because many of those great teams are from the period covered by our CPS collection. Because of these similarities, we won't repeat all of the features here. If you're not already familiar with them, please review the information on the Classic Past Season page.

We currently offer eight collections of great teams, and those collections are numbered sets one through eight.

Set #1 was created in 1993, when the editors of Baseball Weekly chose our game for their greatest teams tournament. The 32 teams were selected by a panel of experts, we put together those teams, and a freelance writer named Bruce Herman played the games and wrote the stories that appeared in Baseball Weekly.

Set #2 has been included in the past with versions 9 and 10 of Diamond Mind Baseball, so most customers already own this set. For new purchasers of version 11, it is available bundled with the game for a limited time at the special price of just $19.95 (regular bundle price $29.95). Set #3 and Set #4 were introduced in the fall of 2001. With those sets, we were NOT trying to choose the best teams that hadn't already been included on Set #1 and Set #2. If we had done that, we might as well have called it the all-time New York teams set, because those sets would have been dominated by teams from the New York area.

Instead, we set a goal of making sure that every franchise (with the exception of a couple of recent expansion teams) was represented at least once in our collection of greatest teams sets. So we're not saying that the 92 teams comprising these four sets are the 92 best teams of all time. But they're all among the top 200 teams of all time, and we think the diversity makes these sets more interesting.

Set #5-#8 were released in August of 2003. With this series, our goal was to make sure every league champion since 1927 was represented in the AGT series. Of the 96 teams comprising these sets, 92 are league champions who were drawn from existing DMB season disks, and the other four are brand new teams who were league champions prior to 1927.

 

Here are the prices and the teams comprising each set:

 

Set
Price
Teams
#1
$24.95
(32 teams) Pittsburgh (1902, 1909); Boston A (1912, 1946); New York N (1904, 1912, 1923); Chicago N (1906); Philadelphia A (1911, 1931); Chicago A (1917); New York A (1921, 1927, 1932, 1936, 1939, 1942, 1953, 1961, 1977); St. Louis N (1931, 1942); Detroit (1934, 1968, 1984); Brooklyn (1953); Cleveland (1954); Baltimore (1969); Los Angeles (1974); Cincinnati (1975); New York N (1986); Oakland (1988)
#2
$9.95
(12 teams) 1919 Chicago A, 1935 Detroit, 1955 Brooklyn, 1965 Los Angeles N, 1967 St. Louis N, 1969 New York N, 1970 Baltimore, 1971 Pittsburgh, 1975 Boston, 1978 New York A, 1980 Philadelphia, 1980 Kansas City
#3
$19.95
(24 teams) 1915 Boston A, 1919 Cincinnati, 1933 Washington, 1935 Chicago N, 1946 St. Louis N, 1957 Milwaukee, 1960 Pittsburgh, 1962 Los Angeles N, 1962 San Francisco, 1965 Minnesota, 1972 Oakland, 1977 Kansas City, 1979 Montreal, 1982 California, 1982 Milwaukee, 1983 Baltimore, 1992 Toronto, 1995 Cleveland, 1995 Seattle, 1996 Texas, 1997 Florida, 1998 Atlanta, 1998 Houston, 1998 San Diego
#4
$19.95
(24 teams) 1922 St. Louis A, 1925 Washington, 1929 Philadelphia A, 1940 Cincinnati, 1941 Brooklyn, 1948 Boston N, 1948 Cleveland, 1949 Boston A, 1954 New York N, 1961 Detroit, 1971 Baltimore, 1976 Philadelphia, 1983 Chicago A, 1985 St. Louis, 1985 Toronto, 1988 New York N, 1990 Oakland, 1991 Minnesota, 1991 Pittsburgh, 1993 Atlanta, 1993 San Francisco, 1994 Montreal, 1998 New York A, 1999 Arizona
#5
$19.95
(24 teams) 1908 Chicago N, 1928 New York A, 1928 St. Louis N, 1939 Cincinnati, 1947 Brooklyn, 1947 New York A, 1951 New York A, 1951 New York N, 1957 New York A, 1963 New York A, 1963 Los Angeles N, 1966 Baltimore, 1966 Los Angeles, 1968 St. Louis, 1984 San Diego, 1987 Minnesota, 1987 St. Louis, 1989 Oakland, 1989 San Francisco, 1990 Cincinnati, 1991 Atlanta, 1997 Cleveland, 1999 Atlanta, 1999 New York A
#6
$19.95
(24 teams) 1914 Philadelphia A, 1927 Pittsburgh, 1932 Chicago N, 1933 New York N, 1937 New York A, 1937 New York N, 1940 Detroit, 1943 New York A, 1943 St. Louis N, 1952 Brooklyn, 1952 New York A, 1958 Milwaukee, 1958 New York A, 1964 New York A, 1964 St. Louis, 1967 Boston, 1972 Cincinnati, 1974 Oakland, 1977 Los Angeles, 1992 Atlanta, 1993 Philadelphia, 1993 Toronto, 2001 Arizona, 2001 New York A
#7
$19.95
(24 teams) 1918 Boston A, 1934 St. Louis N, 1936 New York N, 1938 Chicago N, 1938 New York A, 1944 St. Louis A, 1944 St. Louis N, 1949 Brooklyn, 1949 New York A, 1955 New York A, 1959 Chicago A, 1959 Los Angeles, 1960 New York A, 1961 Cincinnati, 1976 Cincinnati, 1976 New York A, 1978 Los Angeles, 1979 Baltimore, 1979 Pittsburgh, 1983 Philadelphia, 1985 Kansas City, 1995 Atlanta, 2000 New York A, 2000 New York N
#8
$19.95
(24 teams) 1924 New York N, 1929 Chicago N, 1930 Philadelphia A, 1930 St. Louis N, 1941 New York A, 1945 Chicago N, 1945 Detroit, 1950 New York A, 1950 Philadelphia N, 1956 Brooklyn, 1956 New York A, 1962 New York A, 1970 Cincinnati, 1973 New York N, 1973 Oakland, 1981 Los Angeles, 1981 New York A, 1982 St. Louis, 1986 Boston, 1988 Los Angeles, 1996 Atlanta, 1996 New York A, 2002 Anaheim, 2002 San Francisco

All of these sets come with the teams organized into a fictional league and a schedule for that league, so you can begin playing a season involving these teams within minutes.

In 2007, we added the Worst of the Worst Teams set to our collection. Baseball Prospectus asked us to put together the worst 12 teams by decade, starting with the 1890’s. The teams are: 1899 Cleveland, 1904 Washington, 1916 Philadelphia A, 1925 Boston A, 1939 St. Louis A, 1948 Chicago A, 1952 Pittsburgh, 1962 New York N, 1979 Oakland, 1988 Baltimore, 1998 Florida, 2003 Detroit. The price of this set is $14.95.

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