American League Championship Series

How great are the 2017 Dodgers?

How great are the 2017 Dodgers?

When Rich Hill lost his no-hitter, and the game, in the 10th inning last week against the Pittsburgh Pirates, it was a rare setback for the 2017 Dodgers, who are having what could be a historic year. After 131 games, the team’s record stands at 91-40, for a winning percentage of .695. That projects to 113 wins over the course of a full 162-game campaign.

If the Dodgers can maintain such a pace, they will finish as one of the best regular season teams of all time. The major league record for victories in a season is 116, shared by the 2001 Seattle Mariners and the 1906 Chicago Cubs, and only four other teams (the 1909 Pirates, the 1927 and 1998 New York Yankees, and the 1954...

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