Chicago Cubs: Where does the 2016 team rank among recent champions?
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Chicago Cubs: How did their regular season compare to other champions?
Besides a hiccup smack dab in the middle of the season when they lost nine of 10 games, the Chicago Cubs dominated the 2016 regular season.
They shot out to a 35-15 record through the first two months of the season, and finished the campaign with an MLB-best 103 wins, eight games clear of the Washington Nationals and the Texas Rangers who both finished with 95 victories.
Here’s how the Cubs regular season stacks up to some of the other World Series winners in the last 25 years:
- 1998 Yankees: 114 wins
- 2018 Red Sox: 108 wins
- 2009 Yankees and 2016 Cubs: 103 wins
- 2017 Astros: 101 wins
The Cubs are right up there among teams that dominated the regular season and then went on to win the World Series.