From Doug Miller at MLB.com on September 13, 2017:
With a 5-3 win on Wednesday against the Tigers, the Indians set an American League record with their 21st consecutive victory. And they’re now, for all intents and purposes, chasing Giants.
The 1916 New York Giants, that is. They own the longest winning streak — 26 games — in Major League history. That streak has sparked discussion because of a game against the Pirates on Sept. 18, 1916, but it was halted because of inclement weather after eight innings with the score 1-1.
But before we elaborate on that, here is a little bit of background about those enigmatic ’16 Giants.
Read the full article here: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/254094414/indians-are-chasing-history-and-1916-giants/
- Related link: “McGraw’s Streak: 26 Consecutive Games Without A Loss in 1916,” by Max Blue (Baseball Research Journal, Spring 2014)
Originally published: September 14, 2017. Last Updated: September 14, 2017.