With a 3-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night, the Los Angeles Dodgers upped their home record in 2017 to 51-14.
They are one of 318 teams in MLB history to win 51 or more games at home. They do, however, have 16 games remaining on their home field, and could become only the 13th team in baseball history to win 60 or more games at home in a season. The Dodgers would need to go 9-7 in their last 16 games at Dodger Stadium to reach the 60-win mark in home games in a season.
The 1961 New York Yankees hold the MLB record for most home wins in a season with 65. The 1975 Cincinnati Reds had 64 wins at home, followed by the 1998 and 1932 Yankees, both with 62 home victories. The 1962 Giants and the 1946 and 1949 Red Sox are next with 61 home wins. There are also five teams that won 60 home games in a campaign, the last being the 1977 Phillies.
Of the 12 teams to win 60 or more games at home in a season, five won the World Series that season.
(From August 1 until the first regular season game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 10, we’ll give you a daily dose of Packers stats.)
Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy enters the 2017 campaign with 124 coaching wins (regular season and playoffs). That ranks 29th all-time among coaches.
Of the active coaches in the NFL, McCarthy’s 124 wins rank 4th. Can you name the three current coaches in the NFL who have more coaching wins than McCarthy? If you answered Bill Belichick, John Fox and Andy Reid, you would be correct.
Here are the active head coaches with the most wins. (Current team that they are coaching is also listed.)
Bill Belichick, New England, 263
Andy Reid, Kansas City, 184
John Fox, Chicago, 136
Mike McCarthy, Green Bay, 124
Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati, 118
Pete Carroll, Seattle, 113
Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh, 111
Sean Payton, New Orleans, 100
John Harbaugh, Baltimore, 95
Jack Del Rio, Oakland, 88
Jason Garrett, Dallas, 59
Ron Rivera, Carolina, 56
Jim Caldwell, Detroit, 55
Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis, 52