fbpx

MLB Standings: Best, worst MLB records in 2024, live standings, worst and best record by month

MLB standings

Before diving into the MLB schedule this year, here are the MLB standings today in 2024. Sportsnaut’s MLB playoff predictions will provide additional perspective on the season.

Bookmark this page for the latest MLB standings from Opening Day through the final out of the World Series.

MLB Standings 2024

What does MLB stand for?

MLB stands for Major League Baseball, a professional baseball organization in the United States. While professional baseball started in 1869. The National League was founded in February 1876 and the American League started in 1901. This is the 147th season in MLB history.

Sportsnaut will provide the latest MLB scores throughout the 2024 season.

Who is number 1 in baseball right now?

The New York Yankees have the best record in baseball right now. The Philadelphia Phillies have the best record in the National League.

Related: MLB MVP race

Best MLB record by month 2024

  • June
    • New York Yankees – 10-3
    • Cincinnati Reds – 9-3
    • Baltimore Orioles – 9-5
    • Seattle Mariners – 9-4
    • Arizona Diamondbacks – 9-4
  • May
    • New York Yankees – 21-7
    • Philadelphia Phillies – 20-7
    • Cleveland Guardians – 19-9
    • Baltimore Orioles – 17-9
    • Los Angeles Dodgers – 17-10
    • Kansas City Royals – 17-11
  • April
    • Philadelphia Phillies – 18-8
    • Baltimore Orioles – 17-9
    • Kansas City Royals – 17-11
    • Atlanta Braves – 17-8
    • Chicago Cubs – 17-10

Also Read: Best baseball players of all time

Worst MLB records by month 2024

  • June
    • Chicago White Sox – 3-10
    • Colorado Rockies – 3-10
    • Oakland Athletics – 3-10
    • Miami Marlins – 2-9
  • May
    • Chicago White Sox – 9-19
    • Oakland Athletics – 9-19
    • New York Mets – 9-19
    • Cincinnati Reds – 9-18
    • Chicago Cubs – 10-18
  • April
    • Chicago White Sox 6-21
    • Miami Marlins – 7-20
    • Colorado Rockies – 6-17
    • Los Angeles Angels – 10-17
    • Pittsburgh Pirates – 10-17

Best MLB record by month 2023

  • April:
    • Tampa Bay Rays – 22-6
    • Pittsburgh Pirates – 19-9
    • Baltimore Orioles – 18-9
    • Milwaukee Brewers – 18-9
  • May
    • New York Yankees – 19-10
    • Texas Rangers – 18-9
    • Los Angeles Dodgers – 18-10
    • Seattle Mariners – 17-11
  • June
    • Atlanta Braves – 21-4
    • Miami Marlins – 19-8
    • Philadelphia Phillies – 18-8
    • San Francisco Giants – 18-8
  • July
    • Baltimore Orioles – 17-9
    • Seattle Mariners – 17-9
    • San Diego Padres – 15-10
    • Cincinnati Reds – 15-11
  • August
    • Los Angeles Dodgers – 23-4
    • Seattle Mariners – 20-6
    • Atlanta Braves – 19-8
    • Baltimore Orioles – 18-8
    • Chicago Cubs – 17-9
  • September
    • San Diego Padres – 19-7
    • Baltimore Orioles – 18-10
    • Minnesota Twins – 18-9
    • Detroit Tigers – 17-10
    • New York Yankees – 17-10

What is the best MLB record through 81 games in baseball history?

In 1902, the Pittsburgh Pirates went 61-20 to record the best record in baseball history through 81 games. The Pirates would finish the season with 103 wins, but they didn’t win the World Series. Of the three teams to go 61-20 through the first 81 games, two (1998 Yankees, 1907 Cubs) went on to win the World Series.

Best MLB records through 81 games

  1. 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates – 61-20
  2. 1998 New York Yankees – 61-20
  3. 1907 Chicago Cubs – 61-20

How many teams are in MLB?

There are 30 MLB teams. The National League is home to the oldest teams, including the Atlanta Braves (formerly Boston Red Stockings), Chicago Cubs (previously Chicago White Stockings), Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and San Francisco Giants.

The New York Yankees were founded in 1901, along with the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Guardians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics. In 1998, the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks were formed, becoming the most recently expanded MLB teams.

The MLB standings are broken down into six separate divisions, three each in the American League and National League. Each division has five teams.

What is the best MLB record ever?

The 1906 Chicago Cubs (116-36) and 2001 Seattle mariners (116-46) are tied for the record with the most wins in an MLB season. Chicago’s winning percentage (.763) is higher than Seattle’s (.716), giving the Cubs the edge for the best record in MLB history. However, neither team would go on to win the World Series.

What is the worst MLB record ever?

The 1899 Cleveland Spiderss have the worst record in MLB history, posting a 20-134 mark. Here are the worst MLB records ever.

  1. Cleveland Spiders – 20-134 – .130 – (1899)
  2. Pittsburgh Alleghenys – 23-113 – .169 – (1890)
  3. Louisville Colonels – 27-111 – .196 – (1889)
  4. St. Louis Browns – 29-102 – .221 – (1897)
  5. Washington Nationals – 28-92 – .233 – 1886

The 1916 Philadelphia Athletics have the worst MLB record in the Modern era, posting a 36-117 mark in 1916.

What team has the word record in baseball?

The Oakland Athletics have the worst record in baseball this season. Putting their struggles into perspective, the Athletics didn’t win their 20th game of the season until June 23. In contrast, the Rays won their 20th game on April 24.

Who is the only current MLB team to never play in a World Series?

The Seattle Mariners are the only team in MLB history to have never played in the World Series.

What team has the most World Series wins?

In a surprise to no one, the New York Yankees have the most World Series titles with 27. They have dominated the sport for generations and are one of the most prestigious sports brands in the world.

After the Bronx Bombers, the St. Louis Cardinals have the second most with 11, and then the Boston Red Sox at nine.

How many wild card teams are there in MLB?

MLB standings
Credit: John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports

There are six wild card teams in the MLB playoffs. Under the new MLB collective-bargaining agreement, the postseason was expanded, starting in 2022. There are three wild card teams in the NL and three teams in the AL. Each wild card team with the lowest seed faces the division winner with the lowest record. The format looks like this:

  • No. 6 wild card team vs No. 3 division winner
  • No. 5 wild card team vs No. 4 wild card team

Each AL and NL Wild Card series is a best-of-three set. The No. 1 seed, the team with the best record in each league, hosts the winner of the 4 vs. 5 matchups. Meanwhile, the No. 2 seed faces the winner of the No. 3 vs No. 6 in the Divisional Round.

Who won the MLB World Series in 2022?

mlb standings
Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros returned to the World Series for a second straight season in 2022. However, while they fell short against the Atlanta Braves last year, this season they were able to overcome a different NL East squad in the Philadelphia Phillies to win their second World Series title in franchise history, three games to two.

2022 World Series recap

Recent World Series winners

  • 2023: Texas Rangers (5 games vs Arizona Diamondbacks)
  • 2022: Houston Astros (6 games vs Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 2021: Atlanta Braves (6 games vs Houston Astros)
  • 2020: Los Angeles Dodgers (6 games vs Tampa Bay Rays)
  • 2019: Washington Nationals (7 games vs Houston Astros)
  • 2018: Boston Red Sox (5 games vs Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • 2017: Houston Astros (7 games vs Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • 2016: Chicago Cubs (7 games vs Cleveland Guardians)
  • 2015: Kansas City Royals (5 games vs New York Mets)
  • 2014: San Francisco Giants (7 games vs Kansas City Royals)
  • 2013: Boston Red Sox (6 games vs St. Louis Cardinals)
  • 2012: San Francisco Giants (4 games vs Detroit Tigers)
  • 2011: St. Louis Cardinals (7 games vs Texas Rangers)
Mentioned in this article:

More About: