MLB: Longest Winning Streaks in Playoff History (Teams)

The 1927 New York Yankees Began the Longest Winning Streak in World Series History - 12 Games

The 1927 New York Yankees Began the Longest Winning Streak in World Series History – 12 Games

The New York Yankees have the longest winning streak in playoff history – twice.

The 1927 Murderers’ Row Yanks started up a streak that went 12 in a row – three World Series sweeps against the Pittsburgh Pirates (1927), St. Louis Cardinals (1928) and Chicago Cubs (1932).

The most recent Yankees dynasty (1996-2000) also squeezed in a 12-game winning streak. They won the last three games against the Cleveland Indians in the 1998 ALCS, then swept the San Diego Padres in the World Series. They returned in 1999 to sweep the Texas Rangers (3-0) in the ALDS and win the first two games against the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS.

Not as glamorous as the three World Series sweeps, but hey, it counts.

The Yankees won another 10 postseason games in a row between 1937 and 1941 – tied with the Oakland A’s of 1989-1990.

These are the top 20 longest team winning streaks in postseason history.

UPDATED LIST: Through the 2014 Postseason, as of Wednesday, Oct 15. The Kansas City Royals are 8-0 this postseason and have won 11 postseason games in a row – just one win away from tying the all-time record. The San Francisco Giants also made it to 10 consecutive playoff wins this year, but finally lost to the Washington Nationals.

  TEAM STREAK FROM TO AGAINST
1. New York Yankees 12 Oct. 10, 1998 Oct. 14, 1999 Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox
1. New York Yankees 12 Oct. 5, 1927 Oct. 2, 1932 Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs
3. Kansas City Royals
11 Oct. 24, 1985 Active
St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland A’s, Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore Orioles
4. San Francisco Giants
10 Oct. 19, 2012
Oct. 4, 2014
St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals
4. Oakland A’s 10 Oct. 7, 1989 Oct. 10, 1990 Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox
4. New York Yankees 10 Oct. 10, 1937 Oct. 1, 1941 New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers
7. Boston Red Sox 9 Oct. 18, 2007 Oct. 3, 2008 Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, L.A. Angels
8. Chicago White Sox 8 Oct. 12, 2005 Oct. 26, 2005 L.A. Angels, Houston Astros
8. Boston Red Sox 8 Oct. 17, 2004 Oct. 27, 2004 New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals
8. Cincinnati Reds 8 Oct. 12, 1990 Oct. 6, 1995 Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland A’s, L.A. Dodgers
8. Cincinnati Reds 8 Oct. 22, 1975 Oct. 21, 1976 Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees
8. St. Louis Browns / Baltimore Orioles 8 Oct. 5, 1966 Oct. 11, 1969 L.A. Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets
13. Colorado Rockies 7 Oct. 3, 2007 Oct. 15, 2007 Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks
13. Detroit Tigers 7 Oct. 5, 2006 Oct. 14, 2006 New York Yankees, Oakland A’s
13. Atlanta Braves 7 Oct. 7, 1995 Oct. 22, 1995 Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians
13. New York Yankees 7 Oct. 7, 1949 Oct. 7, 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies
17. New York Yankees 6 Oct. 6, 2004 Oct. 16, 2004 Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox
17. New York Yankees 6 Oct. 17, 1999 Oct. 27, 1999 Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves
17. Atlanta Braves 6 Oct. 6, 1999 Oct. 15, 1999 Houston Astros, New York Mets
17. Baltimore Orioles 6 Oct. 12, 1983 Oct. 2, 1996 Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians
17. St. Louis Cardinals 6 Oct. 12, 1985 Oct. 20, 1985 L.A. Dodgers, Kansas City Royals
17. New York Yankees 6 Oct. 11, 1981 Oct. 21, 1981 Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A’s, L.A. Dodgers
17. Baltimore Orioles 6 Oct. 15, 1970 Oct. 11, 1971 Cincinnati Reds, Oakland A’s, Pittsburgh Pirates
17. Baltimore Orioles 6 Oct. 3, 1970 Oct. 13, 1970 Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds
17. Boston Red Sox 6 Oct. 9, 1915 Oct. 9, 1916 Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Dodgers
17. Chicago Cubs 6 Oct. 9, 1907 Oct. 11, 1908 Detroit Tigers

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