The Oakland Athletics single-A affiliate in the California League, the Stockton Ports, won their 17th straight contest as they defeated the San Jose Giants 3-1. The victory improved the Ports to 9-0 in the second half of California League play. San Jose won the first half title running away thanks to their own 12-game winning streak near the end of the first half. The Giants were 50-19 in the first half and finished 12 1/2 games ahead of second place Stockton.â†µ
While the Ports are as hot as can be, they have a ways to go to match the club record for consecutive wins. The 1947 Stockton Ports won 26 consecutive games and were ranked No. 98 by Minor League Baseball in their list of the Top 100 teams in minor league history. The 1947 Ports were 24-18 and in third place on June 4 before a 26-game win streak propelled them to a 95-45 record and a division win. The all-time organized baseball record for consecutive wins is 29 straight set in 1987 by Salt Lake of the Pioneer League.