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The Standings

July 12, 1999
July 12, 1999

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July 12, 1999

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The Standings

By winning all their games from June 18 through July 3, the
Padres set a team record for consecutive victories, with 14.
Though impressive, San Diego's streak still fell 12 wins shy of
the major league standard set by the 1916 New York Giants. Here
are the 10 teams with the longest team-record winning streaks
along with evidence suggesting that such a streak bodes well for
a team's chances of making it to the postseason.

This is an article from the July 12, 1999 issue Original Layout

--David Sabino

TEAM LONGEST STREAK FINAL RECORD FINISH

Giants 26 games (1916) 86-66 Fourth in National League
Cubs 21 games (1935) 100-54 National League champs
White Sox 19 games (1906) 93-58 World Series champs
Yankees 19 games (1947) 97-57 World Series champs
Athletics 17 games (1931) 107-45 American League champs
Pirates 16 games (1909) 110-42 World Series champs
Royals 16 games (1977) 102-60 American League West champs
Dodgers 15 games (1924) 92-62 Second in National League
Red Sox 15 games (1946) 104-50 American League champs
Twins* 15 games (1991) 95-67 World Series champs

*Minnesota's predecessor, the Washington Senators, won 17
straight in 1912.