Long winning streaks are rare in the MLB. With so many games over the course of the season, it's difficult to string together a long run of wins. But there are a few teams who have managed to match or top the 20-straight win mark. But which MLB team has the longest winning streak in history?
As of September 14th, 2017, the record is now held by the Cleveland Indians! Thanks to a game winning single in the bottom of the 10th, the Indians now hold the record with 22 consecutive wins. The 1916 New York Giants (the baseball team, not the football team) used to hold the longest streak for consecutive games without a loss, before the Indians They didn't lose 26 straight games, but that includes a tie, so they are exempted. A pair of Chicago teams, including one very old one, hold the record at 21 straight wins. Here are the longest winnings streaks in MLB history:
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1. Cleveland Indians: 22 in 2017
Broke the MLB record with a win over the Royals on Thursday, September 14th, 2017.
T-2. Chicago White Stockings: 21 straight in 1880
*This is pre-live ball era baseball and it would have been 22 straight including a tie.
T-2. Chicago Cubs: 21 in 1935
This is the live ball era record and NL record.T-4. St. Louis Maroons: 20 in 1884
Another "dead ball" era team.
T-4. Providence Grays: 20 in 1884
Same year, different team. Baseball has much more parity these days.
T-4. Oakland Athletics: 20 in 2002
This is the "moneyball" A's team. It's the AL record.
T-7. Chicago White Sox: 19 in 1906
The White Sox won the World Series this year. The teams above did not.
T-7. New York Yankees: 19 in 1947
Another team that actually won the World Series.