Best/Worst: Cubs and White Sox

Each day we are going to look at the nine best and worst seasons for each ball club.

This is not an examination of how the team did in the postseason, how well everybody got along, or anything else that may have happened other than wins and losses.

Nine to Know

Here are the best and the worst seasons of the two teams from the Second City.

Best: Cubs

Rk Year W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 1906 116 36 3 .763 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-2)
2 1907 107 45 3 .704 1st of 8 Won WS (4-0)
3 1910 104 50 0 .675 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-1)
4 1909 104 49 2 .680 2nd of 8
5 1935 100 54 0 .649 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-2)
6 1908 99 55 4 .643 1st of 8 Won WS (4-1)
7 1945 98 56 1 .636 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3)
8 1929 98 54 4 .645 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-1)
9 2008 97 64 0 .602 1st of 6 Lost LDS (3-0)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: Cubs

2012 was number three on the list.

Rk Year W L W-L% Finish
1 1966 59 103 .364 10th of 10
2 1962 59 103 .364 9th of 10
3 2012 61 101 .377 5th of 6
4 1980 64 98 .395 6th of 6
5 2000 65 97 .401 6th of 6
6 2006 66 96 .407 6th of 6
7 1974 66 96 .407 6th of 6
8 2002 67 95 .414 5th of 6
9 1999 67 95 .414 6th of 6
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Best: White Sox

Rk Year W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 1917 100 54 2 .649 1st of 8 Won WS (4-2)
2 2005 99 63 0 .611 1st of 5 Won WS (4-0)
3 1983 99 63 0 .611 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (3-1)
4 1964 98 64 0 .605 2nd of 10
5 1920 96 58 0 .623 2nd of 8
6 2000 95 67 0 .586 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-0)
7 1965 95 67 0 .586 2nd of 10
8 1993 94 68 0 .580 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (4-2)
9 1990 94 68 0 .580 2nd of 7
10 1963 94 68 0 .580 2nd of 10
11 1959 94 60 2 .610 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-2)
12 1954 94 60 1 .610 3rd of 8
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: White Sox

Rk Year W L Ties W-L% Finish
1 1970 56 106 0 .346 6th of 6
2 1932 49 102 1 .325 7th of 8
3 1948 51 101 2 .336 8th of 8
4 1934 53 99 1 .349 8th of 8
5 1976 64 97 0 .398 6th of 6
6 1931 56 97 3 .366 8th of 8
7 1968 67 95 0 .414 8th of 10
8 1969 68 94 0 .420 5th of 6
9 1950 60 94 2 .390 6th of 8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2013.