If you were born in last 27 year than there is one thing that you have always known.

And for the rest of us, we have come to know three things that will always happen. Death, taxes and the New York Yankees having a winning season.

Friday night’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory by the Yankees, over the Cleveland Indians, clinched the ball club’s 27th consecutive winning record which is the second longest streak in MLB.

The last time the Yankees finished under .500 in a season was the 1992 campaign when they finished with a 76-86 record and placed fourth.

During the 27-year stretch, New York has captured 14 division titles and missed the playoffs just six times. Of their 27 World Series victories, five of them have come during this time frame, along with seven American League pennants. Since opening the season in 1993, the Yankees have won 2,502 regular season contests.

You have to consider this year has been a miracle for them despite having a plethora of injuries. Among the injured have been Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar who have missed almost the complete season. Currently the Yankees have an astounding 16 players on the injury list.

As for active streaks, the St. Louis Cardinals hold that with 11 consecutive seasons of over .500 baseball headed into this year. If they can pick up 18 more wins the rest of the way they will cement a 12th straight winning season.

Oh, and those wondering, the longest streak is 39 straight winning seasons which was done from 1926 to 1964. That record was set by …

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The New York Yankees.