What is the MLB?
The Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization composed of 30 teams that play in the United States and Canada. It is the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and is considered to be the premier baseball league in the world.
The MLB was founded in 1903 as the National League (NL) and American League (AL) and has remained the same since then. The two leagues were merged into one in 2000 and the MLB is now divided into two divisions, the American League and the National League, with each team playing 162 games a season.
MLB Records and Statistics
The MLB is renowned for its records and statistics, and its teams have had some incredible accomplishments over the years. One of the most iconic records in the league is the most wins in a single season. The record is currently held by the Seattle Mariners, who won 116 games in 2001.
Most Wins in MLB History
The most wins in MLB history is held by the Seattle Mariners, who won 116 games in the 2001 season. This record has stood for nearly two decades and is unlikely to be broken anytime soon.
The Mariners’ impressive season saw them win the American League West title and the AL Pennant. It was their first ever appearance in the World Series, but they were ultimately defeated by the New York Yankees in five games.
Other Teams with High Win Totals
The Mariners’ 116 wins are far from the only impressive win total in MLB history. Other teams have had similarly impressive seasons, although none have topped the Mariners’ record.
The following teams have had the second-highest win totals in MLB history:
- New York Yankees: 114 wins in 1998
- Chicago Cubs: 114 wins in 1906
- Atlanta Braves: 112 wins in 1998
- Cleveland Indians: 111 wins in 1995
Most Wins by Division
The Seattle Mariners’ 116 wins is also the most wins in a single season by a team in the American League West division. The second-highest win total by a team in the American League West is the Oakland Athletics’ 102 wins in 2002.
In the National League, the most wins in a single season belongs to the Atlanta Braves, who won 112 games in 1998. The second-highest win total belongs to the Chicago Cubs, who won 104 games in 2016.
Most Wins in a Decade
The Seattle Mariners also hold the record for most wins in a decade, with 1,163 wins from 2001-2010. This is followed by the New York Yankees with 1,157 wins in the 2000s, and the Atlanta Braves with 1,156 wins in the 1990s.
Most Wins by a Manager
The record for most wins by a manager belongs to Tony LaRussa, who won 2,728 games over his 33-year career. LaRussa is followed by Joe Torre, who won 2,326 games, and Bobby Cox, who won 2,280 games.
The Seattle Mariners hold the record for most wins in MLB history, with 116 wins in the 2001 season. This record has stood for nearly two decades, and is unlikely to be broken anytime soon. Other teams have had similarly impressive seasons, but none have topped the Mariners’ record. The Mariners also hold the record for most wins in a decade, and Tony LaRussa holds the record for most wins by a manager. The MLB is full of incredible records and statistics, and the Mariners’ 116 wins is one of the most iconic.