By being the first major league team to 82 victories, the Phillies will finish their ninth consecutive season with a record over .500. Only the Yankees (18 and counting) and the Red Sox (13 and counting) currently have more. And no one else is even close.
In fact, only six major league teams entered 2010 with a streak of three or more working:
|Team||Yrs.||2011||Seasons||Last Non-Winning Yr.|
|Red Sox||13||77-50||1998-2010||1997 (78-84)|