4. The Cleveland Indians 22-game winning streak in 2017
During late August into the middle of September during the 2017 season, the Cleveland Indians pieced together one of the greatest winning streaks in the history of baseball. Beginning on August 24, 2017 with a 13-6 win over the Boston Red Sox, the Tribe would go on to win 22 straight games with the streak ending on September 15.
Now, depending on who you ask, this might be the longest win streak in the history of baseball. The 1916 New York Giants had a streak of 26, but that included an “unofficial tie.” Regardless of whether or not that technically counts, a winning streak of 22 games is incredible either way.
Just seven teams have been able to win 20 or more straight games in baseball history and two of them have those “unofficial tie” asterisks. Additionally, just two teams have accomplished the feat in the last 85 years, being the 2017 Cleveland Indians and the 2002 “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics.
While it might not be one specific moment, the ability to put the club’s name in the record book as “one of” to do something historic is always something that should be documented on a list of this nature. It was a rare accomplishment by the organization and one that should absolutely be remembered fondly when reflecting on the history of the Cleveland Indians.