The 2001 Mariners remain atop the SI.com power rankings of the winningest teams in baseball history, while the 2016 Cubs also hold their previous spot. However, there is plenty of movement elsewhere, including from the 1998, '27 and '61 Yankees.

By Cliff Corcoran
June 24, 2016

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All stats and records through Thursday’s MLB games

With the Cubs on pace for a historically significant number of wins this season, we have decided to track their progress against 10 of the winningest teams in major league history. This week’s check in comes at the 71-game mark (excluding ties). Seven games have been played by each team since last week’s initial standings. As a reminder, here are the 10 teams and where they finished their respective seasons:

Team

Record

PCT

Result

1906 Cubs

116–36

.763

Lost World Series

2001 Mariners

116–46

.716

Lost ALCS

1998 Yankees

114–48

.704

Won World Series

1954 Indians

111–43

.721

Lost World Series

1909 Pirates

110–42

.724

Won World Series

1927 Yankees

110–44

.714

Won World Series

1961 Yankees

109–53

.673

Won World Series

1969 Orioles

109–53

.673

Lost World Series

1975 Reds

108–54

.667

Won World Series

1986 Mets

108–54

.667

Won World Series

NOTE: Postseason results were not a factor in the selection or ranking of the teams.


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