Creamer: Comparing 21-game winning streaks: 1935 Cubs and 2017 Indians

From SABR member Chris Creamer at on September 14, 2017:

Turns out the Cleveland Indians are a pretty good ball team.

With yesterday’s win over the Detroit Tigers, the Indians broke an American League record with 21 consecutive victories. Incredible! The win squared them with the 1935 Chicago Cubs who held the Major League record for longest winning streak without any ties in there.

The Cubs and Indians at it again … how fitting.

Cleveland can top the ’35 Cubs and claim the number one spot all for themselves (and likely for all of eternity) with a victory tonight against the Kansas City Royals. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at the two streaks side-by-side in what was entirely just an excuse for me to go back and use 1930s cap logos.

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Originally published: September 15, 2017. Last Updated: September 15, 2017.