New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and the Longest Winning Streaks in World Series History

Joe Torre and Derek Jeter's New York Yankees Won 14 World Series Games in a Row

Joe Torre and Derek Jeter’s New York Yankees Won 14 World Series Games in a Row

That latest New York Yankees dynasty – the one of the late 1990s, led by Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera – also has the longest winning streak in World Series history.

Those Yanks won 14 games in a row beginning with their sweep of the Atlanta Braves in 1996. They followed that with two more sweeps in 1998 and 1999 and won the first two games against the crosstown New York Mets in 2000.

The Murderers’ Row Yanks of 1927 won 12 World Series games in a row – three sweeps in 1927, 1928 and 1932.

A decade later, the Yankees won another 10 games in a row across four World Series.

The Boston Red Sox have the fourth longest World Series winning streak that just wrapped up a few days ago, when the St. Louis Cardinals took Game 2 of the 2013 Fall Classic. They had won nine in a row, tied with the Cincinnati Reds.

TEAM WORLD SERIES WINNING STREAK FROM TO AGAINST
1. New York Yankees 14 Oct. 22, 1996 Oct. 22, 2000 Atlanta Braves (4, 1996)
          San Diego Padres (4, 1998)
          Atlanta Braves (4, 1999)
          New York Mets (2, 2000)
           
2. New York Yankees 12 Oct. 5, 1927 Oct. 2, 1932 Pittsburgh Pirates (4, 1927)
          St. Louis Cardinals (4, 1928)
          Chicago Cubs (4, 1932)
           
3. New York Yankees 10 Oct. 10, 1937 Oct. 1, 1941 New York Giants (1, 1937)
          Chicago Cubs (4, 1938)
          Cincinnati Reds (4, 1939)
          Brooklyn Dodgers (1, 1941)
           
4. Boston Red Sox 9 Oct. 23, 2004 Oct. 23, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals (4, 2004)
          Colorado Rockies (4, 2007)
          St. Louis Cardinals (1, 2013)
           
4. Cincinnati Reds 9 Oct. 22, 1975 Oct. 20, 1990 Boston Red Sox (1, 1975)
          New York Yankees (4, 1976)
          Oakland A’s (4, 1990)
           
6. New York Yankees 7 Oct. 7, 1949 Oct. 7, 1950 Brooklyn Dodgers (3, 1949)
          Philadelphia Phillies (4, 1950)
           
7. San Francisco Giants 6 Oct. 31, 2010 Oct. 28, 2012 Texas Rangers (2, 2010)
          Detroit Tigers (4, 2012)
           
7. Los Angeles Dodgers 6 Oct. 23, 1981 Oct. 16, 1988 New York Yankees (4, 1981)
          Oakland A’s (2, 1988)
           
7. New York Yankees 6 Oct. 13, 1978 Oct. 21 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers (4, 1978)
          Los Angeles Dodgers (2, 1981)
           
7. Boston Red Sox 6 Oct. 9, 1915 Oct. 9, 1916 Philadelphia Phillies (4, 1915)
          Brooklyn Robins (2, 1916)
           
7. Chicago Cubs 6 Oct. 9, 1907 Oct. 11, 1908 Detroit Tigers (4, 1907)
          Detroit Tigers (2, 1908)
           
12. Baltimore Orioles 5 Oct. 5, 1966 Oct. 11, 1969 Los Angeles Dodgers (4, 1966)
          New York Mets (1, 1969)
           
12. Los Angeles Dodgers 5 Oct. 8, 1959 Oct. 6, 1963 Chicago White Sox (1, 1959)
          New York Yankees (4, 1963)
           
12. Boston Braves 5 Oct. 9, 1914 Oct. 6, 1948 Philadelphia A’s (4, 1914)
          Cleveland Indians (1, 1948)
           
12. New York Yankees 5 Oct. 7, 1943 Oct. 1, 1947 St. Louis Cardinals (3, 1943)
          Brooklyn Dodgers (2, 1947)
           
12. Boston Americans/Red Sox 5 Oct. 7, 1903 Oct. 8, 1912 Pittsburgh Pirates (4, 1903)
          New York Giants (1, 1912)
           
17. 23 Tied with 4        

Thanks to baseball-reference.com. Get all your info there and here at Sports List of the Day. To see those four-game World Series winning streaks (and three and two), click here.

Photo: AP via newsday.com

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