Most Wins in a Season in MLB History

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Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki singles against the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning on opening night, Monday, April 2, 2001, in Seattle. The hit was Suzuki's first as a major-leaguer. He later scored on a single by teammate Edgar Martinez. The celebration of Ichiro Suzuki's first major league hit lasted several minutes at Safeco Field. When he scored his first run later the same inning, the craziness continued. And they're probably still cheering in Japan. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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The Chicago Cubs won 116 games during the 1906 MLB season, a single-season record for most MLB wins in a season that stood for nearly a century until the 2001 Seattle Mariners tied it.

Most Wins in a Season in MLB History

RankTeamYearWins
1Seattle Mariners2001116
1Chicago Cubs1906116
3New York Yankees1998114
4Los Angeles Dodgers2022111
4Cleveland Indians1954111
6New York Yankees1927110
6Pittsburgh Pirates1909110
8Baltimore Orioles1969109
8New York Yankees1961109
10Boston Red Sox2018108
10New York Mets1986108
10Cincinnati Reds1975108
10Baltimore Orioles1970108

MLB Record for Most Wins in a Season

The 1906 Chicago Cubs and 2001 Seattle Mariners share the MLB record for most wins in a season with 116.

The Cubs won 116 games in seven fewer games (155) than the Mariners (162).

How Many Teams Have Won 100 Games in a Season? 

Entering the 2023 season, 116 MLB teams have won 100 games in a season. Most recently, the Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets each won at least 100 games in 2022.

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