The New York Yankees and their “Evil Empire” are back in full force and are dominating literally every team they come across this season.
The Bronx Bombers own the best record in all of baseball at 52-18 and completed yet another improbable comeback last night as they walked off the Houston Astros,mariners 7-6.
They haven’t been off to this hot of a start since 1998, when they won 114 games during the regular season and ultimately went on to win their 24th World Series title.
They have 27 right now and are going for No. 28.
High Heat Stats pointed out on Twitter that they are on pace to go 120-42 this season.
The all-time wins mark for a team sits at 116.
However, the last two teams to win 116 games did not win the World Series.
The Yankees are currently on pace to go 120-42 this season, which would shatter the all-time MLB win total of 116, done by the 1906 Cubs and 2001 Mariners.
Also note: neither the 1906 Cubs nor the 2001 Mariners won the World Series
— High Heat Stats (@HighHeatStats) June 24, 2022
This is a trend the Yankees should be hoping to reverse.
Of course, there’s no better team to reverse that trend than the Yankees, who have won the most championships in sports history.
But of the 116-win teams to not win it all, the 2001 Mariners are obviously the most recent.
They reached the ALCS that year and came across the Yankees, who had won 95 games.
The Yankees won the first two games in Seattle and ultimately won the series in five games.
So, maybe it was the Yankee magic that ended up being a little too much for the Mariners, but Seattle has not reached the playoffs since.
The Yankees are a team that always sees some life in October.
If any team can buck this trend, it’s the Yankees.
There are just over three months to go in the season, and the Yankees look to be the World Series favorites.