As we get into the final month of the 2017 regular season for Major League Baseball things are starting to heat up. We already had a great month of August following Giancarlo Stanton tying the record for most home runs in the month of August at 18. He currently has 54 home runs this season becoming only the 28th player in Major League history to hit 50 or more home runs in a single season. He is currently on pace to hit 62 home runs.
With the season coming to a close we saw the Cleveland Indians also make history as well. They just tied the American League record for longest win streak at 20 games. One more win and the Indians will tie the record of 21 wins in a row set by the Cubs in 1935. One more interesting record that was set this year was by the Dodgers. With their recent drought they became the first team in a single season during separate 16 game periods to win 15 of 16 and also lose 15 of 16.
Seeing these 2 teams set their own respective records whether good or bad it reminds me how the baseball season is not a sprint it is a marathon. A few months ago it would have been inconceivable that there would even be a chance that the Dodgers could finish second in their division. They still have a lead of 10 games as of the time of this writing but there are still more than 2 full weeks of baseball left and anything is possible. Fall is my personal favorite time of year not just simply for the weather but also to see the chase to get into the MLB playoffs. With only 3 teams having been mathematically eliminated almost everyone still has something to root for. So enjoy the cool weather, the leaves changing and your favorite team in the hunt for October.