List of all-time Major League Baseball win–loss records

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The following is a listing of all 30 current Major League Baseball (MLB) teams ranked by win-loss record percentage, accurate as of the end of the 2019 season. The records do not include wins and losses recorded by a team's playing time in the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NAPP). Counting MLB statistics, the New York Yankees have the highest win–loss record percentage, with .570. The San Diego Padres have the lowest win–loss record percentage, with .461. The San Francisco Giants and Tampa Bay Rays have recorded the most and least overall wins, with 11,165 and 1,686, respectively. The Chicago Cubs lead the association with the most played games, with 21,395. Conversely, the Rays have played the fewest overall games, with 3,412. The Giants have also recorded the most ties in MLB history, with 163; tie games do not count toward the MLB's standings,[1] and have become particularly rare since the advent of a 2007 rule change assuring that tie games can only occur if such a game is the last scheduled between the two teams that season and has no bearing on the postseason.[1][2]

Regular season[edit]

The New York Yankees have the highest all-time win–loss record percentage in Major League Baseball history
Best win–loss record in division
Rank Team Won Lost Tied Pct. First MLB Season Total Games Division
1 New York Yankees 10,378 7,840 88 .570 1901 18,306 AL East
2 San Francisco Giants 11,194 9,718 163 .535 1883 21,015 NL West
3 Los Angeles Dodgers 11,017 9,835 139 .528 1883 20,931 NL West
4 St. Louis Cardinals 10,918 10,063 151 .520 1882 21,132 NL Central
5 Boston Red Sox 9,626 8,944 83 .519 1901 18,593 AL East
6 Chicago Cubs 11,016 10,456 161 .514 1876 21,547 NL Central
7 Cleveland Indians 9,512 9,062 91 .512 1901 18,605 AL Central
8 Detroit Tigers 9,346 9,191 93 .504 1901 18,630 AL Central
9 Cincinnati Reds 10,630 10,422 139 .505 1882 21,131 NL Central
10 Pittsburgh Pirates 10,545 10,405 140 .503 1882 21,090 NL Central
11 Chicago White Sox 9,318 9,240 103 .502 1901 18,601 AL Central
12 Atlanta Braves 10,722 10,684 154 .501 1876 21,510 NL East
13 Los Angeles Angels 4,745 4,743 3 .499 1961 9,431 AL West
14 Houston Astros 4,630 4,699 5 .496 1962 9,272 AL West
15 Arizona Diamondbacks 1,788 1,836 0 .495 1998 3,564 NL West
16 Toronto Blue Jays 3,415 3,486 3 .495 1977 6,844 AL East
17 Washington Nationals 4,003 4,173 4 .489 1969 8,130 NL East
18 Oakland Athletics 9,064 9,476 87 .489 1901 18,567 AL West
19 Milwaukee Brewers 3,913 4,217 4 .481 1969 8,130 NL Central
20 New York Mets 4,448 4,808 8 .481 1962 9,264 NL East
21 Kansas City Royals 3,927 4,256 2 .480 1969 8,125 AL Central
22 Minnesota Twins 8,939 9,727 109 .479 1901 18,715 AL Central
23 Texas Rangers 4,522 4,950 6 .478 1961 9,418 AL West
24 Baltimore Orioles 8,793 9,753 110 .474 1901 18,496 AL East
25 Tampa Bay Rays 1,962 2,054 0 .473 1998 3,562 AL East
26 Philadelphia Phillies 9,825 11,000 115 .472 1883 20,940 NL East
27 Colorado Rockies 2,059 2,314 0 .471 1993 4,313 NL West
28 Seattle Mariners 3,219 3,622 2 .471 1977 6,843 AL West
29 Miami Marlins 2,021 2,333 0 .462 1993 4,304 NL East
30 San Diego Padres 3,783 4,312 2 .461 1969 8,138 NL West

Postseason[edit]

The following postseason listing is accurate through the end of the 2020 World Series.

Best win–loss record in division
Rank Team Won Lost Pct. Last Postseason
appearance
Total Games Division
1 Miami Marlins 24 14 .632 2020 38 NL East
2 New York Yankees 241 171 .585 2020 413 AL East
3 New York Mets 51 38 .573 2016 89 NL East
4 Baltimore Orioles 54 44 .551 2016 98 AL East
5 Boston Red Sox 102 86 .543 2018 189 AL East
6 Kansas City Royals 40 34 .541 2015 74 AL Central
7 Washington Nationals 24 22 .522 2019 46 NL East
8 San Francisco Giants 98 90 .521 2016 190 NL West
9 St. Louis Cardinals 134 125 .517 2020 259 NL Central
10 Oakland Athletics 85 82 .509 2020 167 AL West
11 Cincinnati Reds 49 48 .505 2020 97 NL Central
12 Cleveland Indians 56 55 .505 2020 111 AL Central
13 Chicago White Sox 29 29 .500 2020 58 AL Central
14 Toronto Blue Jays 31 32 .492 2020 63 AL East
15 Tampa Bay Rays 27 29 .482 2020 56 AL East
16 Atlanta Braves 89 96 .481 2020 185 NL East
17 Detroit Tigers 57 62 .479 2014 120 AL Central
18 Houston Astros 57 62 .479 2020 119 AL West
19 Philadelphia Phillies 49 54 .476 2011 103 NL East
20 Los Angeles Dodgers 122 135 .475 2020 257 NL West
21 Arizona Diamondbacks 18 22 .450 2017 40 NL West
22 Milwaukee Brewers 20 25 .444 2020 45 NL Central
23 Pittsburgh Pirates 43 54 .443 2015 97 NL Central
24 Seattle Mariners 15 19 .441 2001 34 AL West
25 Los Angeles Angels 27 37 .422 2014 64 AL West
26 Colorado Rockies 10 14 .417 2018 24 NL West
27 Texas Rangers 21 31 .404 2016 52 AL West
28 Chicago Cubs 47 75 .385 2020 123 NL Central
29 Minnesota Twins 33 56 .371 2020 89 AL Central
30 San Diego Padres 14 26 .350 2020 34 NL West

* including a tied game (1907 World Series game 1 (Tigers vs. Cubs), 1912 World Series game 2 (Giants vs. Red Sox) and 1922 World Series game 2 (Giants vs. Yankees).)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tie - BR Bullpen". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Lauing, Jacob (September 30, 2016). "MLB sees first tie game in a very, very long time". Mashable. Retrieved September 10, 2020.

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