Greatest Teams in the History of Every Sport

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5. 1939 New York Yankees
> League: MLB
> Record: 106-45-1
> Run differential: 2.7 runs per game

The 1939 Yankees had 10 All-Stars and six players — Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Joe Gordon, and Red Ruffing — who would go on to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Bronx Bombers scored the most runs in the MLB, while also allowing the fewest to score. The dominance continued into the postseason, where New York swept the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series.

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4. 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks
> League: NBA
> Record: 66-16
> Point differential: 12.2 points per game

The early 1970s NBA had no answers for how to defend NBA MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson, and the Milwaukee Bucks. Led by those two Hall of Famers, the Bucks blew out opposing teams by an average of over 12 points per game. The Bucks lost just two postseason games on their way to the NBA title.

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3. 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens
> League: NHL
> Record: 60-8-12
> Goal differential: 2.7 goals per game

The Montreal Canadiens have had many great teams, but none compares to their 1976-77 team. Their +2.7 goal differential is the highest of all time, and their 60-8-12 record is the best in the NHL’s modern era. Montreal’s 1977 Stanley Cup would be their second of four straight titles.

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2. 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers
> League: NBA
> Record: 69-13
> Point differential: 12.3 points per game

The best team in one of the most historically successful franchises in pro sports, the 1971-72 Lakers had an aging but skilled roster in Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, and Wilt Chamberlain. The team posted a record 69 wins during the regular season that would hold until the Bulls hit 72 wins in 1995.

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1. 1995-96 Chicago Bulls
> League: NBA
> Record: 72-10
> Point differential: 12.3 points per game

Speaking of the 1995-96 Bulls, this team comes in as the most dominant in pro sports. The team, with Michael Jordan back for the full season, as well as Scottie Pippen and a newly-acquired Dennis Rodman, broke the Lakers’ record for the most wins in a season, at 72, and went on to begin their second three-peat of the 90s, beating Seattle and losing only three of their 18 postseason games.