The Cleveland Indians are shutting in on the win-streak record, but first we need to confirm what the record is


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Just one month after the Dodgers seemed to be on their own
record-setting pace, the Cleveland Indians are in the midst of a
fantastic run
that has done them the speak of baseball.

The Indians won their 20th uninterrupted diversion on
Tuesday night, shutting down the Detroit Tigers 2-0
interjection to another argent bid from ace pitcher Corey Kluber.
The feat tied the American League record for consecutive
victories, set by the famous “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics in
2002.

With at slightest a share of the AL record secure, Cleveland fans
will now spin their courtesy to another implausible milestone:
the MLB record for the longest winning streak, set by the 1916
New York Giants.

Or is it?

That team, managed by the mythological John
McGraw, is credited with 26 loyal wins in
September, 1916. 

Baseball was a essentially opposite diversion a century ago: the
round was dead, the spitball was authorised and the players were much
some-more likely to stay in grubby boarding houses than oppulance hotels
when on the road. But distinct these details, the Giants’ record
has stood the test of time and is still the strain to beat.

While it’s loyal that the Giants didn’t remove a diversion between
Sep 7 and Sep 29, they didn’t win all of their
matchups either. On Sep 18, they played the Pittsburgh
Pirates to a nine-inning tie.

That diversion would have been headed for additional innings in today’s
league, but that wasn’t an option before the appearance of stadium
lights. The diversion counted for statistical purposes, but the tie
didn’t count in the standings, so story shows that the Giants
won 26 straight. But the fact stays that they unsuccessful to win one
of their games during that ancestral run.

All of this adds a new fold to the Indians’ place in history.
Discounting streaks that enclosed ties, the next-longest winning
strain came from the 1935 Chicago Cubs, a classical group that
enclosed names like Charlie Root and Chuck Klein. That group also
went tarnishing in September, winning 21 loyal games.

If that’s the loyal record, then the Indians are just one win away
from matching one of the many implausible accomplishments in
MLB history. As it is, they’ve already won as many consecutive
games as any group has in the last 80 years, but to tie the
all-time record would be a career feat for the entire
roster.

Of course, that’s only if you accept the Cubs’ record as the real
symbol to beat – Giants fans will insist that one unofficial
tie doesn’t annul an whole month of victories. As in the
discuss over the single-season home run record, both sides
have valid arguments.

But whatever your position on the issue, it will be stirring to
see if the Indians can keep it going. Their next diversion is set for
Wednesday against Detroit.

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