Dodgers reach 100 wins and go for the all-time record

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the first MLB team to reach 100 wins this season after defeating the San Francisco Giants over the weekend.

It’s the 10th time the team have hit that mark in franchise history, and they celebrated it by completing the sweep at Oracle Park on Sunday, bringing their tally to 101 wins on the season.

The Dodgers are on pace to break their record for wins in a season, which stands at 113. In fact, they are on pace to become the first team to reach 106 wins and then improve on that the following season.

It only took them 144 games to reach the 100-win mark, becoming the fastest team to do so since the 2001 Seattle Mariners.

Battling history

Unfortunately for the Dodgers, none of their 100-win teams have gone on to win the World Series. Only the 1941, 1953, 1974 and 2017 teams managed to make it to the Fall Classic.

Record for most away wins

Los Angeles earned its 50th away win of the season on Friday night, equalling the 1974 team (50-31) for the franchise’s record since moving from Brooklyn.

Now with a 52-26 mark, the 2022 Dodgers have already broken the franchise record, which previously belonged to the 1952 team that played at Ebbets Field while still in Brooklyn.

Who else is close to the century mark?

With 96 wins entering Monday, the Houston Astros are a safe bet to reach the 100 mark for the fourth time since 2017.

The New York Mets (93 wins, 14 games remaining) only need to finish .500 to reach the milestone for the first time since 1988, while the Atlanta Braves (91 wins, 16 games remaining) need a 9-7 record to reach the mark for the first time since 2003.

The New York Yankees (88 wins, 16 games remaining), who last won 100 games in 2019, need to finish 12-4, while the St. Louis Cardinals (87 wins, 14 games remaining) would have to win 13 games.