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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.

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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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NFL: Every Team’s Current Top-Selling Jersey

TEAM PLAYER POSITION
Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald WR
Atlanta Falcons* Matt Ryan QB
Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco QB
Buffalo Bills* LeSean McCoy RB
Carolina Panthers Cam Newton QB
Chicago Bears Brandon Marshall WR
Cincinnati Bengals Devon Still DT
Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel QB
Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant WR
Denver Broncos Peyton Manning QB
Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson WR
Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers QB
Houston Texans J.J. Watt DE
Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB
Jacksonville Jaguars* Marqise Lee WR
Kansas City Chiefs Jamaal Charles RB
Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB
Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson RB
New England Patriots Tom Brady QB
New Orleans Saints Drew Brees QB
New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr WR
New York Jets* Darrelle Revis CB
Oakland Raiders* Derek Carr QB
Philadelphia Eagles LeSean McCoy RB
Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger QB
San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers QB
San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick QB
Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson QB
St. Louis Rams* Nick Foles QB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers* Lavonte David LB
Tennessee Titans* Kendall Wright WR
Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB

NBA: The 10 Best and 10 Worst Playoff Teams of the Past 25 Years

10 BEST PLAYOFF TEAMS (1990-91 thru 2014-15)

TEAM PLAYOFF APP. / SEASONS PLAYOFF APPEARANCE PERCENTAGE NBA FINALS APP. / TITLES FURTHEST ADVANCE FRANCHISE NOTES
1. San Antonio Spurs 24/25 96.0% 7/6 NBA Champs (1998-99, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2013-14)
2. Los Angeles Lakers 21/25 84.0% 8/5 NBA Champs (1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-10)
3. Indiana Pacers 19/25 76.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1999-00)
4. Chicago Bulls 18/25 72.0% 6/6 NBA Champs (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98)
4. Miami Heat 18/25 72.0% 5/3 NBA Champs (2005-06, 2011-12, 2012-13)
4. Portland Trail Blazers 18/25 72.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1991-92)
4. Utah Jazz 18/25 72.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1996-97, 1997-98)
8. Phoenix Suns 17/25 68.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1992-93)
9. Atlanta Hawks 16/25 64.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11)
9. Houston Rockets 16/25 64.0% 2/2 NBA Champs (1993-94, 1994-95)
9. Oklahoma City Thunder 16/25 64.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1995-96, 2011-12) Includes Seattle SuperSonics (1990-91 thru 2007-08)

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10 WORST PLAYOFF TEAMS (1990-91 thru 2014-15)

TEAM PLAYOFF APP. / SEASONS PLAYOFF APPEARANCE PERCENTAGE NBA FINALS APP. / TITLES FURTHEST ADVANCE FRANCHISE NOTES
1. Golden State Warriors 7/25 28.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (1990-91, 2006-07, 2012-13)
1. Washington Wizards 7/25 28.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (2004-05, 2013-14) Includes Washington Bullets (1990-91 thru 1996-97)
3. Los Angeles Clippers 8/25 32.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (2005-06, 2011-12, 2013-14)
3. Minnesota Timberwolves 8/25 32.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2003-04)
5. Toronto Raptors 7/20 35.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (2000-01)
6. Charlotte Hornets 9/25 36.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (1992-93, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2001-02) Includes Charlotte Bobcats (2004-05 thru 2013-14)
6. Sacramento Kings 9/25 36.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2001-02)
8. Memphis Grizzlies 8/20 40.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2012-13) Includes Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96 thru 2000-01)
8. Milwaukee Bucks 10/25 40.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Finals (2000-01)
10. Philadelphia 76ers 11/25 44.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (2000-01)

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EVERYBODY (1990-91 thru 2014-15)

TEAM PLAYOFF APP. / SEASONS PLAYOFF APPEARANCE PERCENTAGE NBA FINALS APP. / TITLES FURTHEST ADVANCE FRANCHISE NOTES
1. San Antonio Spurs 24/25 96.0% 7/6 NBA Champs (1998-99, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2013-14)
2. Los Angeles Lakers 21/25 84.0% 8/5 NBA Champs (1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-10)
3. Indiana Pacers 19/25 76.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1999-00)
4. Chicago Bulls 18/25 72.0% 6/6 NBA Champs (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98)
4. Miami Heat 18/25 72.0% 5/3 NBA Champs (2005-06, 2011-12, 2012-13)
4. Portland Trail Blazers 18/25 72.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1991-92)
4. Utah Jazz 18/25 72.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1996-97, 1997-98)
8. Phoenix Suns 17/25 68.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (1992-93)
9. Atlanta Hawks 16/25 64.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11)
9. Houston Rockets 16/25 64.0% 2/2 NBA Champs (1993-94, 1994-95)
9. Oklahoma City Thunder 16/25 64.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1995-96, 2011-12) Includes Seattle SuperSonics (1990-91 thru 2007-08)
12. Boston Celtics 15/25 60.0% 2/1 NBA Champs (2007-08)
12. New York Knicks 15/25 60.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1993-94, 1998-99)
14. Dallas Mavericks 14/25 56.0% 2/1 NBA Champs (2010-11)
14. Detroit Pistons 14/25 56.0% 2/1 NBA Champs (2003-04)
14. Orlando Magic 14/25 56.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (1994-95, 2008-09)
17. Brooklyn Nets 13/25 52.0% 2/0 NBA Finals (2001-02, 2002-03) Includes New Jersey Nets (1990-91 thru 2011-12)
18. Cleveland Cavaliers 12/25 48.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (2006-07)
18. Denver Nuggets 12/25 48.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2008-09)
20. New Orleans Pelicans 6/13 46.2% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (2007-08) Includes New Orleans Hornets (2002-03 thru 2004-05, 2007-08 thru 2012-13) and New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2005-06, 2006-07)
21. Philadelphia 76ers 11/25 44.0% 1/0 NBA Finals (2000-01)
22. Memphis Grizzlies 8/20 40.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2012-13) Includes Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96 thru 2000-01)
22. Milwaukee Bucks 10/25 40.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Finals (2000-01)
24. Charlotte Hornets 9/25 36.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (1992-93, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2001-02) Includes Charlotte Bobcats (2004-05 thru 2013-14)
24. Sacramento Kings 9/25 36.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2001-02)
26. Toronto Raptors 7/20 35.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (2000-01)
27. Los Angeles Clippers 8/25 32.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (2005-06, 2011-12, 2013-14)
27. Minnesota Timberwolves 8/25 32.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Finals (2003-04)
29. Golden State Warriors 7/25 28.0% 0/0 Western Conf. Semi-Finals (1990-91, 2006-07, 2012-13)
29. Washington Wizards 7/25 28.0% 0/0 Eastern Conf. Semi-Finals (2004-05, 2013-14) Includes Washington Bullets (1990-91 thru 1996-97)
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