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Sen. Sherrod Brown writes letter to MLB asking that the longest win-streak record be changed

Posted: 6:45 PM, Sep 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-15 18:45:35-04
Sen. Sherrod Brown writes letter to MLB asking that the longest win-streak record be changed

Some say it's 22. Some say it's 26.

But Senator Sherrod Brown wants all the controversy put to rest. 

We're talking about the Major League Baseball record for longest winning streak.

The debate is over the 1916 New York Giants.

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They went 26 games without a loss. However, there was a tie in the middle of that streak. The Giants won 12 straight games in September before tying the Pirates, 1-1. Then they won 14 more games. 

Back in those days, if there was a tie, the teams restarted the game from the beginning. 

Sen. Brown says that shouldn't count.

"If that game had happened today," he wrote, "the Giants would have to finish the game they'd already started. Their record does not have the weight or degree of difficulty the Indians' record has. And their tie means they did not technically "win" 26 games in a row, whereas every game Cleveland has started this streak has resulted in a win."

Read the full letter below: