The 100 game score it is possible that the record in an MLB season. Teams win or lose the same number of games, which separates them “the cream and the cream” in MLB.
In history the longest streak in baseball is a 100 game winning streak. The teams that achieved this went on to World Series in about two-thirds of the cases.
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Finally 127 years of record keeping ignoring of course the strike and COVID-shortened seasons of 1981, 1994 and 2020, there are 114 teams that have finished with triple digits in the win column.
It looks like a ton. but it drops to less than one per season, and if you factor in seasons where two or more teams have achieved success, it becomes an even higher bar.
Some teams have done it multiple times, such as New York Yankees who tops that list with 21 different seasons with more than 100 wins. Somewhat incongruously, the Oakland Athletics those eternal brides, ranked second in this category, having won more than 100 games ten times in their history.
While many consider it the highest level a professional baseball club can play, winning more than 100 games doesn’t always guarantee you first place in the division. Examples of this period are Mets and the Braves, who was almost guaranteed to exceed that standard, but had to finish in second place. In history, there have been eight times where a team has finished with over 100 wins and still failed to qualify for the playoffs.
The most teams to complete more than 100 games in a season is three, a feat accomplished nine times since 1894. Unless things go terribly wrong, this time we will see that record which is tied, and possibly surpassed, with Dodgers and the Astros. They are more than 100 and the Mets and the Well done They need three and four wins, respectively, to reach it.
With six games remaining, these are the teams with more than 100 wins or a chance to reach the mark in the regular season:
- Atlanta Braves – 100 Wins | 56 Lost
- Baltimore Orioles – 97 Wins | 59 Lost
- Los Angeles Dodgers – 96 Wins | 59 Lost
- Tampa Bay Rays – 95 Wins | 62 Lost
On the other hand, some teams had a bad season. Teams that have lost 100 games or have a mathematical chance of surpassing this below-respectable threshold:
- Oakland Athletics – 48 Wins | 108 Lost
- Kansas City Royals – 54 Wins | 102 Lost
- Colorado Rockies – 56 wins | 99 Lost