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MLB: New York Mets and Every Team’s Longest Winning Streak

The 1935 Chicago Cubs Made It To The World Series (Against The Detroit Tigers) On The Heels Of A 21-Game September Winning Streak

The 1935 Chicago Cubs Made It To The World Series (Against The Detroit Tigers) On The Heels Of A 21-Game September Winning Streak

The New York Mets…the best team in baseball?

Well, for now – and they are already on the cusp this April of breaking their all-time winning streak record.

No less than five times – including their current streak – have the Mets won 11 in a row. But 12? Uh-uh.

And today, the Mets will have to face their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees, to make it happen. Both teams are in first place (Yanks tied) and it is, in fact, the first time in Interleague history they will meet as tops in their divisions.

The Yankees longest streak of all time is a cool 19, back in 1947.

But only two current teams have recorded winning streaks of 20 or more. The Oakland A’s won 20 consecutive games not long ago in 2002.

The Chicago Cubs, normally the holders of infamous records such as their 107-year World Series title drought, win one here. They have the longest regular season winning streak of them all, 21, back in 1935.

Today, let’s look at every team’s longest winning streak. You can also see the all-time longest winning streaks, here.

Thanks to baseball-reference.com‘s play index! Check it out.

TEAM WINNING STREAK FIRST WIN LAST WIN
1. Chicago Cubs 21 Sep. 4, 1935 Sep. 27, 1935
2. Oakland A’s 20 Aug. 13, 2002 Sep. 4, 2002
3. New York Yankees 19 Jun. 29, 1947 Jul. 17, 1947
4. Pittsburgh Pirates** 17 Sep. 24, 1937 Apr. 25, 1938
4. New York Giants* 17 May 9, 1916 May 29, 1916
6. Milwaukee Brewers** 16 Oct. 3, 1986 Apr. 20, 1987
6. Kansas City Royals 16 Aug. 31, 1977 Sep. 15, 1977
8. Seattle Mariners 15 May 23, 2001 Jun. 8, 2001
8. Atlanta Braves 15 Apr. 16, 2000 May 2, 2000
8. Minnesota Twins 15 Jun. 1, 1991 Jun. 16, 1991
8. Boston Red Sox 15 Apr. 25, 1946 May 10, 1946
8. Brooklyn Dodgers* 15 Aug. 25, 1924 Sep. 6, 1924
13. San Diego Padres 14 Jun. 18, 1999 Jul. 2, 1999
13. Texas Rangers 14 May 12, 1991 May 27, 1991
13. Baltimore Orioles 14 Aug. 12, 1973 Aug. 27, 1973
Baltimore Orioles** 14 Sep. 20, 1970 Apr. 10, 1971
St. Louis Browns 14 Jul. 23, 1916 Aug. 4, 1916
13. Chicago White Sox 14 May 15, 1951 May 30, 1951
13. St. Louis Cardinals 14 Jul. 2, 1935 Jul. 18, 1935
13. Detroit Tigers 14 Jul. 31, 1934 Aug. 14, 1934
19. Philadelphia Phillies 13 Jul. 30, 1991 Aug. 12, 1991
Philadelphia Phillies 13 Aug. 3, 1977 Aug. 16, 1977
19. Cleveland Indians 13 Aug. 2, 1951 Aug. 15, 1951
19. Cincinnati Reds** 13 Aug. 30, 1918 May 1, 1919
22. Houston Astros 12 Aug. 27, 2004 Sep. 8, 2004
Houston Astros 12 Sep. 3, 1999 Sep. 14, 1999
22. Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays 12 Jun. 9, 2004 Jun. 22, 2004
22. Arizona Diamondbacks 12 Jun. 18, 2003 Jun. 30, 2003
25. New York Mets 11 Apr. 12, 2015 CURRENT
New York Mets 11 Jun. 17, 1990 Jun. 29, 1990
New York Mets 11 Apr. 18, 1986 Apr. 30, 1986
New York Mets 11 May 12, 1972 May 21, 1972
New York Mets 11 May 28, 1969 Jun. 10, 1969
25. Toronto Blue Jays 11 Jun. 11, 2013 Jun. 23, 2013
Toronto Blue Jays 11 Aug. 27, 1998 Sep. 7, 1998
Toronto Blue Jays 11 Jun. 2, 1987 Jun. 13, 1987
25. Colorado Rockies 11 Jun. 4, 2009 Jun. 14, 2009
Colorado Rockies 11 Sep. 16, 2007 Sep. 27, 2007
25. Los Angeles Angels 11 Jun. 16, 1964 Jun. 26, 1964
29. Washington Nationals 10 Aug. 12, 2014 Aug. 21, 2014
Washington Nationals 10 Jun. 2, 2005 Jun. 12, 2005
Montreal Expos 10 Jun. 6, 1997 Jun. 16, 1997
Montreal Expos 10 Jun. 4, 1980 Jun. 13, 1980
Montreal Expos 10 Aug. 28, 1979 Sep. 6, 1979
30. Florida Marlins 9 Sep. 9, 2008 Sep. 19, 2008
Florida Marlins 9 Aug. 20, 2006 Aug, 29, 2006
Florida Marlins 9 Jun. 10, 2006 Jun. 20, 2006
Florida Marlins 9 Aug. 27, 2004 Sep. 8, 2004
Florida Marlins 9 May 6, 1996 May 14, 1996

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The Giants and Dodgers franchises had their longest streaks in New York and Brooklyn, respectively. Below are San Francisco’s and Los Angeles’ longest streaks.

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8. San Francisco Giants** 15 Sep. 20, 2002 Apr. 7, 2003
19. Los Angeles Dodgers 13 Sep. 16, 1965 Sep. 30, 1965
Los Angeles Dodgers 13 May 21, 1962 Jun. 1, 1962

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For those teams whose longest winning streaks were split across two seasons, below are the same teams’ longest single-season winning streaks.

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13. San Francisco Giants 14 Sep. 4, 1965 Sep. 16, 1965
19. Pittsburgh Pirates 13 Jun. 29, 1938 Jul. 12, 1938
Pittsburgh Pirates 13 Jul. 29, 1922 Aug. 12, 1922
22. Cincinnati Reds 12 Apr. 30, 1957 May 12, 1957
Cincinnati Reds 12 May 16, 1939 May 27, 1939
29. Milwaukee Brewers 10 Aug. 19, 2003 Aug. 28, 2003
Milwaukee Brewers 10 Apr. 30, 1988 May 9, 1988
Milwaukee Brewers 10 Jul. 11, 1979 Jul. 22, 1979
Milwaukee Brewers 10 Jun. 9, 1978 Jun. 17, 1978
Milwaukee Brewers 10 Jun. 8, 1973 Jun. 18, 1973

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New York Yankees and the Most Valuable Teams in Baseball 2015

The New York Yankees Are The Richest Team In Baseball (As Usual)

The New York Yankees Are The Richest Team In Baseball (As Usual)

Just a few years ago, the question was, “Which Major League Baseball teams are worth a billion dollars?” Now it’s, “Which teams aren’t?”

Sports List of the Day has been analyzing Forbes‘ annual baseball valuation survey for several years now, checking out the year-over-year growth – and it’s just always positive, but never so much as in 2015.

We’re talking hefty jumps in value from 2014 – like the $1.0 billion (!) increase in the value of the reigning (and 2010 and 2012) World Champion San Francisco Giants. Clearly, it pays to go all the way.

Back in 2011, only one team was even worth a billion (the New York Yankees at $1.7B). Today, 15 teams – exactly half the league – are worth $1.0 billion or more. A full 10 teams broke the barrier this season.

Why?

Television money is driving the sport’s top line growth.” Duh.

Again, the Yankees, in the biggest market in the country, are the most valuable MLB team. They are now valued at $3.2 billion, the first $3.0 billion team in baseball. Another three teams – the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Giants – are worth at least $2.0 billion apiece.

Please visit today’s source, Forbes, for Mike Ozanian‘s in-depth article and each team’s latest annual revenue and operating income (or loss) figures, too.

And you can see the Forbes valuations for all 30 teams between 2011 and 2014 here.

What about other sports? We got you covered with the NFL’s, NBA’s, NHL’s and College Football’s latest numbers.

TEAM 2015 VALUATION 2014 VALUATION DIFF (ALL POSITIVE)
1. New York Yankees $3.2B $2.5B (1) $700M
2. Los Angeles Dodgers $2.4B $2.0B (2) $400M
3. Boston Red Sox $2.1B $1.5B (3) $600M
4. San Francisco Giants $2.0B $1.0B (5) $1.0B
5. Chicago Cubs $1.8B $1.2B (4) $600M
6. St. Louis Cardinals $1.4B $820M (8) $580M
7. New York Mets $1.35B $800M (9) $550M
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.3B $775M (10) $525M
9. Washington Nationals $1.28B $700M (13) $580M
10. Philadelphia Phillies $1.25B $975M (6) $275M
11. Texas Rangers $1.22B $825M (7) $395M
12. Atlanta Braves $1.15B $730M (11) $420M
13. Detroit Tigers $1.125B $680M (15) $445M
14. Seattle Mariners $1.1B $710M (12) $390M
15. Baltimore Orioles $1.0B $620M (16) $380M
16. Chicago White Sox $975M $695M (14) $280M
17. Pittsburgh Pirates $900M $572M (23) $328M
18. Minnesota Twins $895M $605M (19) $290M
19. San Diego Padres $890M $615M (17) $275M
20. Cincinnati Reds $885M $600M (20) $285M
21. Milwaukee Brewers $875M $565M (25) $310M
22. Toronto Blue Jays $870M $610M (18) $260M
23. Colorado Rockies $855M $575M (22) $280M
24. Arizona Diamondbacks $840M $585M (21) $255M
25. Cleveland Indians $825M $570M (24) $255M
26. Houston Astros $800M $530M (26) $270M
27. Oakland A’s $725M $495M (28) $230M
28. Kansas City Royals $700M $490M (29) $210M
29. Miami Marlins $650M $500M (27) $150M
30. Tampa Bay Rays $625M $485M (30) $140M

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MLB 2015: The 20 Best Players in Baseball (MLB, ESPN, FoxSports and Sports Illustrated Rankings)

The Unanimous Best Player In Baseball: Mike Trout

The Unanimous Best Player In Baseball: Mike Trout

It’s official and it’s unanimous. Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout is projected to be the best player in baseball this season, according to four of the biggest baseball sources on the Internet, including Major League Baseball itself.

ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, Fox Sports and Sports Illustrated also perch Trout at the top of the rankings.

Then, naturally, things get fuzzier.

Three different players – Clayton Kershaw, Giancarlo Stanton and Andrew McCutchen – can claim second best.

Add Felix Hernandez, Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Cabrera, and you have everybody that populates the top five.

Check out the top 20 below for all four sources (and click on the source name to see the full rankings from each – from 100 to 300 players. Overall, 31 different players from 21 different teams make the cut. The Washington Nationalsfavorites to win the 2015 World Series – have the most with four.

THE RANKINGS

ESPN (BBTN) MLB FOX SPORTS SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
1. Mike Trout, CF Mike Trout, CF Mike Trout, CF Mike Trout, CF
2. Clayton Kershaw, LHP Giancarlo Stanton, RF Giancarlo Stanton, RF Andrew McCutchen, CF
3. Andrew McCutchen, CF Andrew McCutchen, CF Miguel Cabrera, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
4. Giancarlo Stanton, RF Paul Goldschmidt, 1B Andrew McCutchen, CF Clayton Kershaw, LHP
5. Felix Hernandez, RHP Clayton Kershaw, LHP Clayton Kershaw, LHP Giancarlo Stanton, RF
6. Miguel Cabrera, 1B Miguel Cabrera, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 1B Jose Abreu, 1B
7. Chris Sale, LHP Carlos Gomez, CF Carlos Gomez, CF Miguel Cabrera, 1B
8. Robinson Cano, 2B Jose Abreu, 1B Jose Abreu, 1B Carlos Gomez, CF
9. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B Jose Altuve, 2B Felix Hernandez, RHP Anthony Rizzo, 1B
10. Buster Posey, C Adam Jones, CF Jose Bautista, RF Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
11. Max Scherzer, RHP Jose Bautista, RF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Adam Jones, CF
12. Jose Abreu, 1B Robinson Cano, 2B Troy Tulowitzki, SS Jose Bautista, RF
13. Troy Tulowitzki, SS Felix Hernandez, RHP Edwin Encarnacion, 1B Robinson Cano, 2B
14. Jose Bautista, RF Edwin Encarnacion, 1B Robinson Cano, 2B Felix Hernandez, RHP
15. Madison Bumgarner, LHP Troy Tulowitzki, SS Jose Altuve, 2B Adrian Beltre, 3B
16. Corey Kluber, RHP Anthony Rizzo, 1B Anthony Rendon, 3B Chris Sale, LHP
17. Johnny Cueto, RHP Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Adam Jones, CF Troy Tulowitzki, SS
18. David Price, LHP Yasiel Puig, RF Buster Posey, C Anthony Rendon, 3B
19. Yasiel Puig, RF Michael Brantley, LF Adrian Beltre, 3B Ian Desmond, SS
20. Stephen Strasburg, RHP Hanley Ramirez, SS Max Scherzer, RHP Jose Altuve, 2B

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THE PLAYERS

PLAYER # OF TOP 20 LISTS TOP RANKING TEAM
1. Mike Trout, CF 4 1 Los Angeles Angels
2. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4 2 Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Clayton Kershaw, LHP 4 2 Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton, RF 4 2 Miami Marlins
5. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4 3 Detroit Tigers
6. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B 4 3 Arizona Diamondbacks
7. Felix Hernandez, RHP 4 5 Seattle Mariners
8. Jose Abreu, 1B 4 6 Chicago White Sox
9. Robinson Cano, 2B 4 8 Seattle Mariners
10. Jose Bautista, RF 4 10 Toronto Blue Jays
11. Troy Tulowitzki, SS 4 12 Colorado Rockies
12. Carlos Gomez, CF 3 7 Milwaukee Brewers
13. Anthony Rizzo, 1B 3 9 Chicago Cubs
14. Jose Altuve, 2B 3 9 Houston Astros
15. Adam Jones, CF 3 10 Baltimore Orioles
16. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B 3 10 Toronto Blue Jays
17. Chris Sale, LHP 2 7 Chicago White Sox
18. Buster Posey, C 2 10 San Francisco Giants
19. Max Scherzer, RHP 2 11 Washington Nationals
20. Adrian Beltre, 3B 2 15 Texas Rangers
21. Anthony Rendon, 3B 2 16 Washington Nationals
22. Yasiel Puig, RF 2 18 Los Angeles Dodgers
23. Madison Bumgarner, LHP 1 15 San Francisco Giants
24. Corey Kluber, RHP 1 16 Cleveland Indians
25. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF 1 17 New York Yankees
26. Johnny Cueto, RHP 1 17 Cincinnati Reds
27. David Price, LHP 1 18 Detroit Tigers
28. Ian Desmond, SS 1 19 Washington Nationals
29. Michael Brantley, LF 1 19 Cleveland Indians
30. Hanley Ramirez, SS 1 20 Boston Red Sox
31. Stephen Strasburg, RHP 1 20 Washington Nationals

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THE TEAMS

TEAM PLAYERS IN TOP 20
1. Washington Nationals 4
2. Chicago White Sox 2
3. Cleveland Indians 2
4. Detroit Tigers 2
5. Los Angeles Dodgers 2
6. San Francisco Giants 2
7, Seattle Mariners 2
8. Toronto Blue Jays 2
9. Arizona Diamondbacks 1
10. Baltimore Orioles 1
11. Boston Red Sox 1
12. Chicago Cubs 1
13. Cincinnati Reds 1
14. Colorado Rockies 1
15. Houston Astros 1
16. Los Angeles Angels 1
17. Miami Marlins 1
18. Milwaukee Brewers 1
19. New York Yankees 1
20. Pittsburgh Pirates 1
21. Texas Rangers 1

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