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Longest MLB winning streaks by team since 1900

New York Giants' star pitcher, Christy Mathewson, who

New York Giants' star pitcher, Christy Mathewson, who won 373 games during his illustrious career which spanned from 1900 to 1916, poses for an action shot. (AP Photo) (Credit: AP, 1910)

In honor of the Miami Heat, a look at each MLB team’s longest winning streak since the turn of the 20th Century, along with a key player:

26 - Giants (1916, Christy Mathewson)

21 - Cubs (1935, Gabby Hartnett)

20 - Athletics (2002, Scott Hatteberg)

19 - White Sox (1906, Ed Walsh); Yankees (1947, Joe DiMaggio)

17 - Twins (1912, as Washington Senators, Walter Johnson)

16 - Pirates (1909, Honus Wagner); Royals (1977, George Brett)

15 - Braves 2000, Chipper Jones); Dodgers (1924, Zack Wheat) Mariners (2001, Ken Griffey Jr.); Red Sox (1946, Ted Williams)

14 - Cardinals (1935, Joe Medwick); Orioles (1970-71, 1973, Brooks Robinson); Padres (1999, Tony Gwynn); Rangers (1991, Ruben Sierra); Tigers (1909, Ty Cobb; 1934, Hank Greenberg)

13 - Brewers (1987, Robin Yount); Indians (1942, Ken Keltner; 1951, Luke Easter); Phillies (1977, Mike Schmidt)

12 - Astros (2004, Jeff Bagwell); Diamondbacks (2003, Luis Gonzalez); Rays (2004, Aubrey Huff); Reds (1939, Ernie Lombardi; 1957, Frank Robinson)

11 - Angels (1964, Jim Fregosi); Mets (1969, 1972 Tom Seaver; 1986 Keith Hernandez, 1990 Darryl Strawberry); Rockies (2007, 2009, Todd Helton); Blue Jays (1987, 1998)

10 - Nationals/Expos (4 times)

9 - Marlins (4 times)

Source: mlb.com

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