San Francisco Giants Tied THIS Century-Old Record With Win Over San Diego Padres

Published 10/02/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Sep 30, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; The San Francisco Giants celebrate their walk-off win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports


This season, the National League has seen one of the best San Francisco Giants sides in recent memory. Apart from dominating their division, they currently have the best record of any team in the ongoing MLB season.

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While two games remain in the regular season, the Giants already matched an impressive record which stood for over a century.

San Francisco Giants match franchise record for most wins in a single season

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Yesterday, the Giants faced the San Diego Padres in the first of their final three-game series this season. They played the Padres in a four-game series and a three-game series earlier this month. In the four-game series, the two teams won two games each, while in the three-game series, the Giants won two of those matches.

In the last 10 matches, the Padres are the only team to beat the Giants, which they did with a 7-6 scoreline in Petco Park. However, their match yesterday in the Oracle Park didn’t fare the same way. The Giants raced to a 2-0 lead in the first inning itself, and added another in the bottom of the sixth to secure a 3-0 victory.

This victory marked their 106th of the season, which matches a record they set in 1904.

They have two more games against the Padres to break that record. Given the form they are in at the moment, one wouldn’t rule them out from making franchise history.

The most wins achieved by a team in a single season is 116. This feat belongs to the 1906 Chicago Cubs, and the 2001 Seattle Mariners. However, the Cubs have the winningest record since they played 152 games instead of 162, meaning they have the highest winning percentage of 76.3%.

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Can the Giants end the season on top of the NL West?

Despite their impressive record, they are still yet to seal the National League West division. This is because they face stiff competition from the reigning World Series champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Oct 1, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Camilo Doval (75) delivers a pitch against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

With a 104-56 record, the Dodgers are just two games behind the Giants. However, should the Giants win against the Padres today, they will seal the NL West division and send the Dodgers to the wildcard game.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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