Longest Winning Streaks in Baseball History
Baseball games are very unpredictable. Which is why any win streak, regardless of length, is very exciting to the average baseball fan.
As a former major league player John Lowenstein bluntly put it, “The secret to keeping winning streaks going is to maximize the victories while at the same time minimizing the defeats."
Winning streaks exist in every level of baseball and many have been immortalized due to their length and difficulty. Here's some of the most impressive ones:
What is the longest winning streak in MLB history?
The longest MLB win streak was in 1916, when the New York Giants won 26 games in a row. This included one tie on Sept. 18, 1916, but Major League Baseball rules exclude games that end in a tie from being documented as official statistics.
The longest win streak without a tie was achieved by the 2017 Cleveland Indians, who rattled off 22 games in a row during the months of August and September. That win streak is also the longest in American League, a record formerly held by the 2002 Oakland Athletics.
2017 Cleveland Indians hold the longest winning streak in MLB history, 22 games.
What is the longest NCAA win streak?
The longest win streak in any NCAA division in a single season was set by the Division II 2000 Savannah State University Tigers with 46 wins. However in NCAA Division I, the 1977 Texas Longhorns and the 1999 Florida Atlantic Owls both won 34 consecutive games. In 2008, the Trinity College Bantams set the NCAA Division III record with a 44-game winning streak.
The 1977 Texas Longhorns and the 1999 Florida Atlantic Owls both won 34 consecutive games in NCAA Division I baseball.
What is the longest World Baseball Classic win streak?
The longest winning streak in the WBC belongs to the Cuban National team. The streak started in 1984 and ended in 2007, with Cuba winning 9 consecutive World Cup titles. The streak ended during the 2007 WBC in Taipei City, as the United States defeated Cuba 6-3.
The Cuba National baseball team owns the longest World Baseball Classic win streak.
Based in Michigan, Mike Everett has been writing health-related articles since 2010, with his work appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM. He is a licensed certified fitness trainer from the International Sports Sciences Association, and he holds a Master of Business Administration in strategic management from Davenport University and a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Grand Valley State University.