16. St. Louis Cardinals (2021)
The Cardinals were frighteningly consistent during the 2021 regular season. Long winning streaks occur in baseball more often than in other sports. But they still posted the greatest in franchise history. They won 17 games in a row until they ran into the Milwaukee Brewers. Their fans reacted by applauding the Cardinals at the end of the series. They did this because they recognized the great moment.
Their previous record stood at 14 wins. It was the longest winning streak in the National League since 1951 (via KDSK). However, they eventually lost in the postseason against the Dodgers. In turn, the Dodgers lost in the World Series against the Atlanta Braves. Despite their playoff loss, the team and their coach Mike Schildt won the respect of fans across the league.