the best baseball team in the world proven by science would have to be the white sox
I'm sure a lot of people would probably say bill buckner in game 6 of the 1986 World Series in which buckner let a ground ball go through his legs at first base. The mets won the game and the series in 7 games.
Joe Dimaggio 1941 56 straight games
162 unless there's a tie for first and neither team could win the wild card.then it would be 163 if there are two teams tied for first.(not including playoffs)