Major League Baseball (MLB) has seen some incredible starts to the season throughout its history. However, two teams stand out for their record-breaking performances at the beginning of their respective seasons.
The Unbeatable Streaks: 1982 Atlanta Braves and 1987 Milwaukee Brewers
The 1982 Atlanta Braves and the 1987 Milwaukee Brewers share the honor of having the longest winning streak to start a season in MLB history. Both teams began their respective seasons with an impressive 13-game winning streak, setting a record that still stands today. This remarkable achievement is a testament to the skill, determination, and teamwork of these two squads.
The Dominant Detroit Tigers
While the Braves and Brewers hold the record for the longest winning streak at the start of a season, the 1984 Detroit Tigers boast the best all-time record through 40 games. They started the season with an astounding 35-5 record, eventually finishing the season with a commendable 104-58. Their performance in the first 40 games is considered one of the most dominant in MLB history.
The Giants and Dodgers: Masters of the 25-Game Start
When it comes to the best 25-game start in MLB history, the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers share the spotlight. The 1907 Giants and 1955 Dodgers both started their seasons with an impressive 22 wins and just 3 losses. Despite their strong starts, the Giants cooled off quickly, finishing fourth in the National League. On the other hand, the Dodgers continued their momentum, ultimately winning the World Series that year.
The Historic St. Louis Maroons
It's worth mentioning the St. Louis Maroons, who set an overall baseball record in 1884 by starting the season with a 20-0 record. This feat, achieved over a century ago, remains a significant part of baseball history.