MLB: Longest Winning Streaks in Playoff History (Teams)
The New York Yankees have the longest winning streak in playoff history – twice.
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.Follow @VinGetz
|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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