List of Major League Baseball 100 win seasons

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Over the course of 127 seasons (from 1892 through 2018), 105 teams have won 100 or more games in a single Major League Baseball season. While this makes the feat a relatively common occurrence, the 100-win threshold remains the hallmark of the best teams in a given season.

While there have been 23 seasons with two or more 100-win teams, only seven seasons have seen three teams finish at or above the 100-win threshold in the same season.

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1977:

1998:

2002:

2003:

2017:

2018:

2019:

As of 2018, there have never been four 100-win Major League teams in a single season. In the 2018 season, there were more than two 100-win teams in the same league for the first time when the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees (all from the American League) each won 100 games. There were no 100-win teams in the National League that season. However, in 2019, there is a chance of at least four or perhaps even five 100-win teams, as the Astros and Yankees have already crossed the 100-win threshold and the Dodgers are likely to do so. Additionally, the Twins and Braves both have a decent chance at reaching the 100-win mark.

On eight occasions, the level of high-quality competition within a league or division has resulted in a team winning 100 games but still failing to qualify for postseason play. Six of these eight seasons occurred before the start of the two-division league structure and expanded playoff format introduced in 1969. None have occurred since the first year under the Divisional Series format in 1995.[1] With the Divisional Series and Wild Card format in place today, it is extremely unlikely for a team with a 100-win regular season to fail to qualify for at least a Wild Card berth.[2] The following teams missed the postseason in spite of winning 100 games during the regular season:

Listed below are the Major League Baseball teams which had seasons of 100 or more wins.

Season records[edit]

Season Franchise League Wins Losses % Manager Finish
1892 [3] Boston Beaneaters NL 102 48 .680 Frank Selee Won National League
1898 [4] Boston Beaneaters NL 102 47 .685 Frank Selee Won National League
1899 [5] Brooklyn Superbas NL 101 47 .682 Ned Hanlon Won National League
1902 [6] Pittsburgh Pirates NL 103 36 .741 Fred Clarke Won National League
1904 [7] New York Giants NL 106 47 .693 John McGraw Won National League
1905 [8] New York Giants NL 105 48 .686 John McGraw Won 1905 World Series
1906 [9] Chicago Cubs NL 116 36 .763 Frank Chance Lost 1906 World Series
1907 [10] Chicago Cubs NL 107 45 .704 Frank Chance Won 1907 World Series
1909 [11] Pittsburgh Pirates NL 110 42 .724 Fred Clarke Won 1909 World Series
1909 [11] Chicago Cubs NL 104 49 .680 Frank Chance Finished 2nd in NL
1910 [12] Chicago Cubs NL 104 50 .675 Frank Chance Lost 1910 World Series
1910 [12] Philadelphia Athletics AL 102 48 .680 Connie Mack Won 1910 World Series
1911 [13] Philadelphia Athletics AL 101 50 .669 Connie Mack Won 1911 World Series
1912 [14] Boston Red Sox AL 105 47 .691 Jake Stahl Won 1912 World Series
1912 [14] New York Giants NL 103 48 .682 John McGraw Lost 1912 World Series
1913 [15] New York Giants NL 101 51 .664 John McGraw Lost 1913 World Series
1915 [16] Boston Red Sox AL 101 50 .669 Bill Carrigan Won 1915 World Series
1915 [16] Detroit Tigers AL 100 54 .649 Hughie Jennings Finished 2nd in AL
1917 [17] Chicago White Sox AL 100 54 .649 Pants Rowland Won 1917 World Series
1927 [18] New York Yankees AL 110 44 .714 Miller Huggins Won 1927 World Series
1928 [19] New York Yankees AL 101 53 .656 Miller Huggins Won 1928 World Series
1929 [20] Philadelphia Athletics AL 104 46 .693 Connie Mack Won 1929 World Series
1930 [21] Philadelphia Athletics AL 102 52 .662 Connie Mack Won 1930 World Series
1931 [22] Philadelphia Athletics AL 107 45 .704 Connie Mack Lost 1931 World Series
1931 [22] St. Louis Cardinals NL 101 53 .656 Gabby Street Won 1931 World Series
1932 [23] New York Yankees AL 107 47 .695 Joe McCarthy Won 1932 World Series
1934 [24] Detroit Tigers AL 101 53 .656 Mickey Cochrane Lost 1934 World Series
1935 [25] Chicago Cubs NL 100 54 .649 Charlie Grimm Lost 1935 World Series
1936 [26] New York Yankees AL 102 51 .667 Joe McCarthy Won 1936 World Series
1937 [27] New York Yankees AL 102 52 .662 Joe McCarthy Won 1937 World Series
1939 [28] New York Yankees AL 106 45 .702 Joe McCarthy Won 1939 World Series
1940 [29] Cincinnati Reds NL 100 53 .654 Bill McKechnie Won 1940 World Series
1941 [30] New York Yankees AL 101 53 .656 Joe McCarthy Won 1941 World Series
1941 [30] Brooklyn Dodgers NL 100 54 .649 Leo Durocher Lost 1941 World Series
1942 [31] St. Louis Cardinals NL 106 48 .688 Billy Southworth Won 1942 World Series
1942 [31] Brooklyn Dodgers NL 104 50 .675 Leo Durocher Finished 2nd in NL
1942 [31] New York Yankees AL 103 51 .669 Joe McCarthy Lost 1942 World Series
1943 [32] St. Louis Cardinals NL 105 49 .682 Billy Southworth Lost 1943 World Series
1944 [33] St. Louis Cardinals NL 105 49 .682 Billy Southworth Won 1944 World Series
1946 [34] Boston Red Sox AL 104 50 .675 Joe Cronin Lost 1946 World Series
1953 [35] Brooklyn Dodgers NL 105 49 .682 Chuck Dressen Lost 1953 World Series
1954 [36] Cleveland Indians AL 111 43 .721 Al López Lost 1954 World Series
1954 [36] New York Yankees AL 103 51 .669 Casey Stengel Finished 2nd in AL
1961 [37] New York Yankees AL 109 53 .673 Ralph Houk Won 1961 World Series
1961 [37] Detroit Tigers AL 101 61 .623 Bob Scheffing Finished 2nd in AL
1962 [38] San Francisco Giants NL 103 62 .624 Al Dark Lost 1962 World Series
1962 [38] Los Angeles Dodgers NL 102 63 .618 Walter Alston Finished 2nd in NL
1963 [39] New York Yankees AL 104 57 .646 Ralph Houk Lost 1963 World Series
1965 [40] Minnesota Twins AL 102 60 .630 Sam Mele Lost 1965 World Series
1967 [41] St. Louis Cardinals NL 101 60 .627 Red Schoendienst Won 1967 World Series
1968 [42] Detroit Tigers AL 103 59 .636 Mayo Smith Won 1968 World Series
1969 [43] Baltimore Orioles AL 109 53 .673 Earl Weaver Lost 1969 World Series
1969 [43] New York Mets NL 100 62 .617 Gil Hodges Won 1969 World Series
1970 [44] Baltimore Orioles AL 108 54 .667 Earl Weaver Won 1970 World Series
1970 [44] Cincinnati Reds NL 102 60 .630 Sparky Anderson Lost 1970 World Series
1971 [45] Baltimore Orioles AL 101 57 .639 Earl Weaver Lost 1971 World Series
1971 [45] Oakland Athletics AL 101 60 .627 Dick Williams Lost 1971 ALCS
1974 [46] Los Angeles Dodgers NL 102 60 .630 Walter Alston Lost 1974 World Series
1975 [47] Cincinnati Reds NL 108 54 .667 Sparky Anderson Won 1975 World Series
1976 [48] Cincinnati Reds NL 102 60 .630 Sparky Anderson Won 1976 World Series
1976 [48] Philadelphia Phillies NL 101 61 .623 Danny Ozark Lost 1976 NLCS
1977 [49] Kansas City Royals AL 102 60 .630 Whitey Herzog Lost 1977 ALCS
1977 [49] Philadelphia Phillies NL 101 61 .623 Danny Ozark Lost 1977 NLCS
1977 [49] New York Yankees AL 100 62 .617 Billy Martin Won 1977 World Series
1978 [50] New York Yankees AL 100 63 .613 Billy Martin, Dick Howser, & Bob Lemon Won 1978 World Series
1979 [51] Baltimore Orioles AL 102 57 .642 Earl Weaver Lost 1979 World Series
1980 [52] New York Yankees AL 103 59 .636 Dick Howser Lost 1980 ALCS
1980 [52] Baltimore Orioles AL 100 62 .617 Earl Weaver Finished 2nd in AL East
1984 [53] Detroit Tigers AL 104 58 .642 Sparky Anderson Won 1984 World Series
1985 [54] St. Louis Cardinals NL 101 61 .623 Whitey Herzog Lost 1985 World Series
1986 [55] New York Mets NL 108 54 .667 Davey Johnson Won 1986 World Series
1988 [56] Oakland Athletics AL 104 58 .642 Tony La Russa Lost 1988 World Series
1988 [56] New York Mets NL 100 60 .625 Davey Johnson Lost 1988 NLCS
1990 [57] Oakland Athletics AL 103 59 .636 Tony La Russa Lost 1990 World Series
1993 [58] Atlanta Braves NL 104 58 .642 Bobby Cox Lost 1993 NLCS
1993 [58] San Francisco Giants NL 103 59 .636 Dusty Baker Finished 2nd in NL West
1995 [59] Cleveland Indians AL 100 44 .694 Mike Hargrove Lost 1995 World Series
1997 [60] Atlanta Braves NL 101 61 .623 Bobby Cox Lost 1997 NLCS
1998 [61] New York Yankees AL 114 48 .704 Joe Torre Won 1998 World Series
1998 [61] Atlanta Braves NL 106 56 .654 Bobby Cox Lost 1998 NLCS
1998 [61] Houston Astros NL 102 60 .630 Larry Dierker Lost 1998 NLDS
1999 [62] Atlanta Braves NL 103 59 .636 Bobby Cox Lost 1999 World Series
1999 [62] Arizona Diamondbacks NL 100 62 .617 Buck Showalter Lost 1999 NLDS
2001 [63] Seattle Mariners AL 116 46 .716 Lou Piniella Lost 2001 ALCS
2001 [63] Oakland Athletics AL 102 60 .630 Art Howe Lost 2001 ALDS
2002 [64] New York Yankees AL 103 58 .640 Joe Torre Lost 2002 ALDS
2002 [64] Oakland Athletics AL 103 59 .636 Art Howe Lost 2002 ALDS
2002 [64] Atlanta Braves NL 101 59 .631 Bobby Cox Lost 2002 NLDS
2003 [65] New York Yankees AL 101 61 .623 Joe Torre Lost 2003 World Series
2003 [65] Atlanta Braves NL 101 61 .623 Bobby Cox Lost 2003 NLDS
2003 [65] San Francisco Giants NL 100 61 .621 Felipe Alou Lost 2003 NLDS
2004 [66] St. Louis Cardinals NL 105 57 .648 Tony La Russa Lost 2004 World Series
2004 [66] New York Yankees AL 101 61 .623 Joe Torre Lost 2004 ALCS
2005 [67] St. Louis Cardinals NL 100 62 .617 Tony La Russa Lost 2005 NLCS
2008 [68] Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim AL 100 62 .617 Mike Scoscia Lost 2008 ALDS
2009 [69] New York Yankees AL 103 59 .636 Joe Girardi Won 2009 World Series
2011 [70] Philadelphia Phillies NL 102 60 .630 Charlie Manuel Lost 2011 NLDS
2015 [71] St. Louis Cardinals NL 100 62 .617 Mike Matheny Lost 2015 NLDS
2016 [72] Chicago Cubs NL 103 58 .640 Joe Maddon Won 2016 World Series
2017 [73] Los Angeles Dodgers NL 104 58 .642 Dave Roberts Lost 2017 World Series
2017 [73] Cleveland Indians AL 102 60 .630 Terry Francona Lost 2017 ALDS
2017 [73] Houston Astros AL 101 61 .623 A. J. Hinch Won 2017 World Series
2018 [74] Boston Red Sox AL 108 54 .667 Alex Cora Won 2018 World Series
2018 [74] Houston Astros AL 103 59 .636 A. J. Hinch Lost 2018 ALCS
2018 [74] New York Yankees AL 100 62 .617 Aaron Boone Lost 2018 ALDS

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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