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This thread is to track teams who have last lead their Division and League within a season, and also the last Division, Pennant and World Series Championships for each team. Here are a few interesting tidbits before diving in:

There are five managers who have all the last five categories for an individual franchise:

  • Bruce Bochy (San Francisco)
  • Alex Cora (Boston)
  • Dave Roberts (Los Angeles)
  • Mike Scioscia (Anaheim)
  • Ned Yost (Kansas City)

There are six managers who have the lead in one or more categories across multiple franchises:

Dusty Baker (3 Teams, 5 Categories):

  • Cincinnati (2012 Division Title)
  • Houston (7/25/20 AL Lead & 7/31/20 Division Lead)
  • Washington (6/8/17 NL Lead & 2017 Division Title).

Bruce Bochy (2 Teams, 7 Categories):

  • San Diego (1998 NL Pennant & 2006 Division Title)
  • San Francisco (2012 Division Title, 2014 NL Pennant, 2014 World Series, 7/19/16 NL Lead, 8/20/16 Division Lead)

Clint Hurdle (2 Teams, 3 Categories):

  • Colorado (2007 NL Pennant)
  • Pittsburgh (4/20/19 NL Lead & 4/21 Division Lead)

Tony La Russa (2 Teams, 3 Categories):

  • Oakland (1989 World Series & 1990 AL Pennant) 
  • Saint Louis (2011 World Series)

Lou Piniella (2 Teams, 3 Categories):

  • Cincinnati (1990 NL Pennant & 1990 World Series)
  • Seattle (2001 Division Title)

Jim Leyland (2 Teams, 2 Categories):

  • Detroit (2012 AL Pennant)
  • Pittsburgh (1992 Division Title)

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Division Lead - The last time each team has led their Division (ties don’t count).

  1. (NL #1) 9/27/20 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  2. (NL #1) 9/27/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  3. (NL #1) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  4. (AL #1) 9/27/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  5. (AL #1) 9/27/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  6. (AL #1) 9/27/20 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  7. (AL #4) 9/22/20 Chicago (Ricky Renteria)
  8. (AL #5) 9/2/20 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  9. (AL #6) 8/19/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  10. (NL #4) 8/15/20 Miami (Don Mattingly)
  11. (NL #5) 8/12/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  12. (AL #7) 7/31/20 Houston (Dusty Baker)
  13. (NL #6) 7/31/20 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  14. (NL #7) 7/25/20 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  15. (NL #8) 7/5/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  16. (NL #9) 6/9/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler)
  17. (AL #8) 4/27/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  18. (NL #10) 4/23/19 New York (Mickey Callaway)
  19. (NL #11) 4/21/19 Pittsburgh (Clint Hurdle)
  20. (AL #9) 4/10/19 Detroit (Ron Gardenhire)
  21. (AL #10) 3/30/19 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  22. (AL #11) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  23. (NL #12) 8/31/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  24. (NL #13) 6/10/18 Washington (Dave Martinez)
  25. (AL #12) 5/6/18 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 5/20/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  27. (NL #14) 5/7/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  28. (AL #14) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  29. (AL #15) 9/5/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 8/20/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)

San Francisco was somewhat of a surprise as the worst, the wasn’t surprised the came out of the NL West with Los Angeles’ dominance. 

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This list contains the last date each team held the overall best record within their respective League, tied leads do not count:

  1. (NL #1) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  2. (AL #1) 9/27/20 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  3. (AL #2) 9/17/20 Chicago (Rick Renteria)
  4. (AL #3) 8/28/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  5. (AL #4) 8/18/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  6. (NL #2) 8/14/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  7. (NL #3) 8/8/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  8. (AL #5) 8/6/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  9. (NL #4) 7/31/20 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  10. (AL #6) 7/25/20 Houston (Dusty Baker)
  11. (NL #5) 5/2/19 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  12. (AL #7) 4/21/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  13. (NL #6) 4/20/19 Colorado (Clint Hurdle)
  14. (NL #7) 4/16/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  15. (NL #8) 3/31/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler)
  16. (AL #8) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  17. (NL #9) 7/2/18 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  18. (NL #10) 5/12/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  19. (NL #11) 4/20/18 New York Mets (Mickey Callaway)
  20. (AL #9) 10/1/17 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  21. (NL #12) 6/8/17 Washington (Dusty Baker)
  22. (AL #10) 5/9/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  23. (NL #13) 4/15/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  24. (AL #11) 4/12/17 Detroit (Brad Ausmus)
  25. (AL #12) 4/11/17 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  27. (NL #14) 7/18/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)
  28. (AL #14) 4/22/16 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  29. (AL #15) 4/4/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 4/23/09 Pittsburg (Fredi Gonzalez)

Dusty Baker is the only manager with a current most recent League lead for two separate teams, Houston and Washington.

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This last post to start the year contains the last Division, Pennant and World Series Championships.

Division Championship:

  1. (NL #1) 2020 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  2. (NL #1) 2020 Chicago (David Ross)
  3. (NL #1) 2020 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  4. (AL #1) 2020 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  5. (AL #1) 2020 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  6. (AL #1) 2020 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  7. (AL #4) 2019 Houston (AJ Hinch)
  8. (AL #4) 2019 New York (Aaron Boone)
  9. (NL #4) 2019 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  10. (AL #6) 2018 Boston (Alex Cora)
  11. (AL #6) 2018 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  12. (NL #5) 2018 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  13. (NL #6) 2017 Washington (Dusty Baker)
  14. (AL #8) 2016 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  15. (AL #9) 2015 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  16. (NL #7) 2015 New York (Terry Collins)
  17. (AL #9) 2015 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  18. (AL #11) 2014 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  19. (AL #11) 2014 Detroit (Brad Ausmus)
  20. (AL #11) 2014 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  21. (NL #8) 2012 Cincinnati (Dusty Baker)
  22. (NL #8) 2012 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)
  23. (NL #10) 2011 Arizona (Kirk Gibson)
  24. (NL #10) 2011 Philadelphia (Charlie Manual)
  25. (AL #14) 2008 Chicago (Ozzie Guillen)
  26. (NL #12) 2006 San Diego (Bruce Bochy)
  27. (AL #15) 2001 Seattle (Lou Pinella)
  28. (NL #13) 1992 Pittsburgh (Jim Leyland)
  29. (NL #14) None - Colorado Established 1993
  30. (NL #15) None - Florida Established 1993

Dusty Baker and Bruce Bochy are the only managers who have led to different teams to their latest division title.

League Pennant (* = Wild Card)

  1. (NL #1) 2020 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  2. (AL #1) 2020 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  3. (AL #2) 2019 Houston (AJ Hinch)
  4. (NL #2) 2019 Washington * (Dave Martinez)
  5. (AL #3) 2018 Boston (Alex Cora)
  6. (NL #3) 2016 Chicago (Joe Maddon)
  7. (AL #4) 2016 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  8. (AL #5) 2015 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  9. (NL #4) 2015 New York (Terry Collins)
  10. (NL #5) 2014 San Francisco * (Bruce Bochy)
  11. (NL #6) 2013 Saint Louis (Mike Matheny)
  12. (AL #6) 2012 Detroit (Jim Leyland)
  13. (AL #7) 2011 Texas (Ron Washington)
  14. (AL #8) 2009 New York (Joe Girardi)
  15. (NL #7) 2009 Philadelphia (Charlie Manual)
  16. (NL #8) 2007 Colorado * (Clint Hurdle)
  17. (AL #9) 2005 Chicago (Ozzie Guillen)
  18. (NL #9) 2003 Miami * (Jack McKeon)
  19. (AL #10) 2002 Los Angeles * (Mike Scioscia)
  20. (NL #10) 2001 Arizona (Bob Brenly)
  21. (NL #11) 1999 Atlanta (Bobby Cox)
  22. (NL #12) 1998 San Diego (Bruce Bochy)
  23. (AL #11) 1993 Toronto (Cito Gaston)
  24. (AL #12) 1991 Minnesota (Tom Kelly)
  25. (NL #13) 1990 Cincinnati (Lou Pinella)
  26. (AL #13) 1990 Oakland (Tony La Russa)
  27. (AL #14) 1983 Baltimore (Joe Altobelli)
  28. (NL #14) 1982 Milwaukee (Harvey Kuenn)
  29. (NL #15) 1979 Pittsburgh (Chuck Tanner)
  30. (AL #15) None - Seattle - Established 1977.

Bruce Bochy is the only manager to have led two different teams to their most recent Pennant.

World Series Championship (* = Wild Card):

  1. (NL #1) 2020 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  2. (NL #2) 2019 Washington * (Dave Martinez)
  3. (AL #1) 2018 Boston (Alex Cora)
  4. (AL #2) 2017 Houston (AJ Hinch)
  5. (NL #3) 2016 Chicago (Joe Maddon)
  6. (AL #3) 2015 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  7. (NL #4) 2014 San Francisco * (Bruce Bochy)
  8. (NL #5) 2011 Saint Louis * (Tony La Russa)
  9. (AL #4) 2009 New York (Joe Girardi)
  10. (NL #6) 2008 Philadelphia (Charlie Manuel)
  11. (AL #5) 2005 Chicago (Ozzie Guillen)
  12. (NL #7) 2003 Miami * (Jack McKeon)
  13. (AL #6) 2002 Los Angeles * (Mike Scioscia)
  14. (NL #8) 2001 Arizona (Bob Brenly)
  15. (NL #9) 1995 Atlanta (Bobby Cox)
  16. (AL #7) 1993 Toronto (Cito Gaston)
  17. (AL #8) 1991 Minnesota (Tom Kelly)
  18. (NL #10) 1990 Cincinnati (Lou Pinella)
  19. (AL #9) 1989 Oakland (Tony La Russa)
  20. (NL #11) 1986 New York (Davey Johnson)
  21. (AL #10) 1984 Detroit (Sparky Anderson)
  22. (AL #11) 1983 Baltimore (Joe Altobelli)
  23. (NL #12) 1979 Pittsburgh (Chuck Tanner)
  24. (AL #12) 1948 Cleveland (Lou Boudreau)
  25. (AL #13) None - Tampa Bay - Established 1998
  26. (NL #13) None - Colorado - Established 1993
  27. (AL #14) None - Seattle - Established 1977
  28. (NL #14) None - Milwaukee - Established 1969 (in Seattle), moved to Milwaukee in 1970
  29. (NL #14) None - San Diego - Established 1969
  30. (AL #15) None - Texas - Established 1961 (in Washington D. C.), moved to Texas in 1972

Tony La Russa is the only manager to lead two teams to their most recent World Series Championship.

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  • Tampa is the first to relinquish their division lead after their loss today.
  • Baltimore claims their first hold on first place in the AL East since May 20, 2017.
  • Houston continued their current Division Lead and became the first AL Team to go 3-0.
  • San Diego continued their NL and Division Lead
  • Philadelphia their NL East lead.
  • Houston already has a positive 19 run differential, 26-7 in Oakland.
  1. (AL #1) 4/2/21 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  2. (NL #1) 9/27/20 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  3. (NL #1) 9/27/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  4. (NL #1) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  5. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  6. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  7. (AL #4) 9/22/20 Chicago (Ricky Renteria)
  8. (AL #5) 9/2/20 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  9. (AL #6) 8/19/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  10. (NL #4) 8/15/20 Miami (Don Mattingly)
  11. (NL #5) 8/12/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  12. (AL #7) 7/31/20 Houston (Dusty Baker)
  13. (NL #6) 7/31/20 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  14. (NL #7) 7/25/20 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  15. (NL #8) 7/5/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  16. (NL #9) 6/9/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler)
  17. (AL #8) 4/27/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  18. (NL #10) 4/23/19 New York (Mickey Callaway)
  19. (NL #11) 4/21/19 Pittsburgh (Clint Hurdle)
  20. (AL #9) 4/10/19 Detroit (Ron Gardenhire)
  21. (AL #10) 3/30/19 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  22. (AL #11) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  23. (NL #12) 8/31/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  24. (NL #13) 6/10/18 Washington (Dave Martinez)
  25. (AL #12) 5/6/18 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 5/20/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  27. (NL #14) 5/7/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  28. (AL #14) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  29. (AL #15) 9/5/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 8/20/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)

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The biggest time spread I see is LaRussa going 22 years between WS wins. Leyland also had a 20 year spread between two teams. That's a long time to be managing. 

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Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Texsox said:

The biggest time spread I see is LaRussa going 22 years between WS wins. Leyland also had a 20 year spread between two teams. That's a long time to be managing. 

Yes, two decades covering multiple organizations is rare at this point. With “Moneyball” and ownership cheapness in vogue (hire an inexpensive manager to implement the FO’s objectives), will be interesting to see if any managers in 2020 are still in the game in 2040. Mike Scioscia fell one season short of two decades with a single team. Doubt we’ll see that ever again.

Jack McKeon comes to mind as well, between his longevity (attempted to “manage” Dick Allen in Oakland) in 1977, to taking over for ex White Sox manager Jeff Torborg in May 2003 and riding Josh Beckett to an improbable World Series championship over the scum laden New York Yankees.

Two additional White Sox alumni represented in the post season lists, and of course Ricky Renteria who I was perhaps one of a couple on SoxTalk who actually liked him overall.

Edited by South Side Hit Men

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6 hours ago, South Side Hit Men said:

Yes, two decades covering multiple organizations is rare at this point. With “Moneyball” and ownership cheapness in vogue (hire an inexpensive manager to implement the FO’s objectives), will be interesting to see if any managers in 2020 are still in the game in 2040. Mike Scioscia fell one season short of two decades with a single team. Doubt we’ll see that ever again.

Jack McKeon comes to mind as well, between his longevity (attempted to “manage” Dick Allen in Oakland) in 1977, to taking over for ex White Sox manager Jeff Torborg in May 2003 and riding Josh Beckett to an improbable World Series championship over the scum laden New York Yankees.

Two additional White Sox alumni represented in the post season lists, and of course Ricky Renteria who I was perhaps one of a couple on SoxTalk who actually liked him overall.

All you need to do today as a manager is allow players to do whatever they want and follow the computer commands. You don’t really need to spend a lot of money to accomplish those tasks. 
 

I’m guessing by the end of this decade there will be a manager in baseball with no playing experience above AA and by 2035 one without any pro ball experience just great motivational skills and knowledge of advance stats.

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Tonight's game does not impact Division / League Leaders.

  • Houston continued their current Division and League Lead to became the first AL Team to go 4-0. 
  • Philadelphia now has a 1 1/2 game lead with a sweep of Atlanta, and the overall lead in the National League. Farmeo's "Fightin' Phils" hosts the Mets for their first game of the season.
  • Baltimore continued in first place in the AL East with a sweep over Boston. The travel to New York to face the Yankees tomorrow.
  • San Diego was knocked off of both their NL and Division Lead with a loss today, and the Dodgers' win in Colorado. Both are 3-1.
  • There is a three way tie for the AL Central, and a two way tie between the Cubs and Reds atop the NL counterpart.

Division Lead - The last time each team has led their Division (ties don’t count).

  1. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  2. (AL #1) 4/2/21 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  3. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  4. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  5. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  6. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  7. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  8. (AL #4) 9/22/20 Chicago (Ricky Renteria)
  9. (AL #5) 9/2/20 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  10. (AL #6) 8/19/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  11. (NL #5) 8/15/20 Miami (Don Mattingly)
  12. (NL #6) 8/12/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  13. (AL #7) 7/31/20 Houston (Dusty Baker) - 4/5 @ Anaheim 
  14. (NL #7) 7/25/20 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  15. (NL #8) 7/5/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  16. (NL #9) 6/9/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler) - Current Manager Joe Girardi - 4/5 vs. NY Mets
  17. (AL #8) 4/27/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  18. (NL #10) 4/23/19 New York (Mickey Callaway)
  19. (NL #11) 4/21/19 Pittsburgh (Clint Hurdle)
  20. (AL #9) 4/10/19 Detroit (Ron Gardenhire)
  21. (AL #10) 3/30/19 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  22. (AL #11) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  23. (NL #12) 8/31/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  24. (NL #13) 6/10/18 Washington (Dave Martinez)
  25. (AL #12) 5/6/18 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 5/20/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter) - Current Manager Brandon Hyde (I admit I had to look this up) - 4/5 @ NY Yankees
  27. (NL #14) 5/7/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  28. (AL #14) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  29. (AL #15) 9/5/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 8/20/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)

This list contains the last date each team held the overall best record within their respective League, tied leads do not count:

  1. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  2. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  3. (AL #1) 9/27/20 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  4. (AL #2) 9/17/20 Chicago (Rick Renteria)
  5. (AL #3) 8/28/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  6. (AL #4) 8/18/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  7. (NL #3) 8/14/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  8. (NL #4) 8/8/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  9. (AL #5) 8/6/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  10. (AL #6) 7/25/20 Houston (Dusty Baker)
  11. (NL #5) 5/2/19 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  12. (AL #7) 4/21/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  13. (NL #6) 4/20/19 Colorado (Clint Hurdle)
  14. (NL #7) 4/16/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  15. (NL #8) 3/31/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler) - Current Manager Joe Girardi
  16. (AL #8) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  17. (NL #9) 7/2/18 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  18. (NL #10) 5/12/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  19. (NL #11) 4/20/18 New York Mets (Mickey Callaway)
  20. (AL #9) 10/1/17 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  21. (NL #12) 6/8/17 Washington (Dusty Baker)
  22. (AL #10) 5/9/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  23. (NL #13) 4/15/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  24. (AL #11) 4/12/17 Detroit (Brad Ausmus)
  25. (AL #12) 4/11/17 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  27. (NL #14) 7/18/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)
  28. (AL #14) 4/22/16 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  29. (AL #15) 4/4/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 4/23/09 Pittsburg (Fredi Gonzalez)

 

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  • Houston relinquished their American League and Division leads with their loss to Los Angeles. They play for AL West supremacy later today in Anaheim.
  • Sad to see Baltimore relinquish their first division lead since May 20, 2017. Perhaps they can return soon.
  • Four of the six divisions have a tie for first, the Phillies and Dodgers the two exceptions.

Division Lead - The last time each team has led their Division (ties don’t count).

  1. (AL #1) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker) 
  2. (AL #1) 4/4/21 Baltimore (Brandon Hyde)
  3. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  4. (AL #3) 4/2/21 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  5. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  6. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  7. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts) - @ Oakland 4/6
  8. (AL #4) 9/27/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  9. (AL #5) 9/27/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  10. (AL #6) 9/22/20 Chicago (Ricky Renteria)
  11. (AL #7) 9/2/20 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  12. (AL #8) 8/19/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  13. (NL #5) 8/15/20 Miami (Don Mattingly)
  14. (NL #6) 8/12/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  15. (NL #7) 7/25/20 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  16. (NL #8) 7/5/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  17. (NL #9) 6/9/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler) - Current Manager Joe Girardi - 4/6 vs. NY Mets
  18. (AL #9) 4/27/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  19. (NL #10) 4/23/19 New York (Mickey Callaway)
  20. (NL #11) 4/21/19 Pittsburgh (Clint Hurdle)
  21. (AL #10) 4/10/19 Detroit (Ron Gardenhire)
  22. (AL #11) 3/30/19 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  23. (AL #12) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  24. (NL #12) 8/31/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  25. (NL #13) 6/10/18 Washington (Dave Martinez)
  26. (AL #13) 5/6/18 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  27. (NL #14) 5/7/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  28. (AL #14) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  29. (AL #15) 9/5/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 8/20/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)

This list contains the last date each team held the overall best record within their respective League, tied leads do not count:

  1. (AL #1) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker)
  2. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  3. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  4. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  5. (AL #3) 9/17/20 Chicago (Rick Renteria)
  6. (AL #4) 8/28/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  7. (AL #5) 8/18/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  8. (NL #3) 8/14/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  9. (NL #4) 8/8/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  10. (AL #6) 8/6/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  11. (NL #5) 5/2/19 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  12. (AL #7) 4/21/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  13. (NL #6) 4/20/19 Colorado (Clint Hurdle)
  14. (NL #7) 4/16/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  15. (NL #8) 3/31/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler) - Current Manager Joe Girardi - 4/6 vs. NY Mets
  16. (AL #8) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  17. (NL #9) 7/2/18 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  18. (NL #10) 5/12/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  19. (NL #11) 4/20/18 New York Mets (Mickey Callaway)
  20. (AL #9) 10/1/17 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  21. (NL #12) 6/8/17 Washington (Dusty Baker)
  22. (AL #10) 5/9/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  23. (NL #13) 4/15/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  24. (AL #11) 4/12/17 Detroit (Brad Ausmus)
  25. (AL #12) 4/11/17 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  27. (NL #14) 7/18/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)
  28. (AL #14) 4/22/16 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  29. (AL #15) 4/4/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 4/23/09 Pittsburgh (Fredi Gonzalez)

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  • Houston reclaimed both the Division and League lead with their win over Anaheim. They get a day off before facing Oakland on Thursday. 
  • Kansas City claimed their first division lead since the start of 2019. They finish their two game series with Cleveland today, before traveling to Chicago.
  • Philadelphia relinquished their League lead to Los Angeles, but remain in first in the NL East.
  • Cincinnati claimed their first Division lead since May of 2017.
  • Three currently are tied at 3-2 atop the AL East.

Division Lead - The last time each team has led their Division (ties don’t count).

  1. (AL #1) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker) - vs. Oakland 4/8 
  2. (AL #1) 4/4/21 Baltimore (Brandon Hyde)
  3. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  4. (AL #3) 4/2/21 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  5. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  6. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  7. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts) - @ Oakland 4/7
  8. (AL #4) 9/27/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  9. (AL #5) 9/27/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  10. (AL #6) 9/22/20 Chicago (Ricky Renteria)
  11. (AL #7) 9/2/20 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  12. (AL #8) 8/19/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  13. (NL #5) 8/15/20 Miami (Don Mattingly)
  14. (NL #6) 8/12/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  15. (NL #7) 7/25/20 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  16. (NL #8) 7/5/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  17. (NL #9) 6/9/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler) - Current Manager Joe Girardi - 4/7 vs. NY Mets
  18. (AL #9) 4/27/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  19. (NL #10) 4/23/19 New York (Mickey Callaway)
  20. (NL #11) 4/21/19 Pittsburgh (Clint Hurdle)
  21. (AL #10) 4/10/19 Detroit (Ron Gardenhire)
  22. (AL #11) 3/30/19 Kansas City (Ned Yost) - Current Manager Mike Matheny - 4/7 @ Cleveland 
  23. (AL #12) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  24. (NL #12) 8/31/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  25. (NL #13) 6/10/18 Washington (Dave Martinez)
  26. (AL #13) 5/6/18 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  27. (NL #14) 5/7/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price) - Current Manager David Bell - 4/7 vs. Pittsburgh
  28. (AL #14) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  29. (AL #15) 9/5/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 8/20/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)

This list contains the last date each team held the overall best record within their respective League, tied leads do not count:

  1. (NL #1) 4/5/21 Philadelphia (Joe Girardi)
  2. (AL #1) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker) - vs. Oakland 4/8 
  3. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  4. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts) - @ Oakland 4/7
  5. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  6. (AL #3) 9/17/20 Chicago (Rick Renteria)
  7. (AL #4) 8/28/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  8. (AL #5) 8/18/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  9. (NL #3) 8/14/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  10. (NL #4) 8/8/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  11. (AL #6) 8/6/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  12. (NL #5) 5/2/19 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  13. (AL #7) 4/21/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  14. (NL #6) 4/20/19 Colorado (Clint Hurdle)
  15. (NL #7) 4/16/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  16. (AL #8) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  17. (NL #9) 7/2/18 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  18. (NL #10) 5/12/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  19. (NL #11) 4/20/18 New York Mets (Mickey Callaway)
  20. (AL #9) 10/1/17 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  21. (NL #12) 6/8/17 Washington (Dusty Baker)
  22. (AL #10) 5/9/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  23. (NL #13) 4/15/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  24. (AL #11) 4/12/17 Detroit (Brad Ausmus)
  25. (AL #12) 4/11/17 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  27. (NL #14) 7/18/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)
  28. (AL #14) 4/22/16 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  29. (AL #15) 4/4/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 4/23/09 Pittsburgh (Fredi Gonzalez)

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  • Today is the first day all six divisions have an undisputed leader. As the season continues, this will be more common than not.
  • Houston was off today, but retained their League and Division Lead. They open a series at Oakland later today. 
  • The Dodgers lost today, losing their one day NL lead to Cincinnati and Philadelphia, but retaining their lead over the NL West. 
  • Kansas City relinquished their first division lead since the start of 2019. Minnesota is now atop the AL Central with a half game lead. They will host the Seattle Mariners starting tomorrow.
  • Baltimore has their second undisputed hold over the AL East this season after their win over the Yankees. They host the team they swept opening weekend, Hawk's Carmines, for a three game series starting tomorrow.

Division Lead - The last time each team has led their Division (ties don’t count).

  1. (AL #1) 4/6/21 Kansas City (Mike Matheny) 
  2. (AL #2) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker) - 4/8 vs. Oakland
  3. (AL #3) 4/4/21 Baltimore (Brandon Hyde) - 4/8 vs. Boston
  4. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  5. (AL #4) 4/2/21 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  6. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  7. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  8. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts) - 4/9 vs. Washington
  9. (AL #5) 9/27/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli) - 4/8 vs. Seattle
  10. (AL #6) 9/27/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  11. (AL #7) 9/22/20 Chicago (Ricky Renteria)
  12. (AL #8) 9/2/20 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  13. (AL #9) 8/19/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  14. (NL #5) 8/15/20 Miami (Don Mattingly)
  15. (NL #6) 8/12/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  16. (NL #7) 7/25/20 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  17. (NL #8) 7/5/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  18. (NL #9) 6/9/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler) - Current Manager Joe Girardi - 4/9 @ Atlanta
  19. (AL #10) 4/27/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  20. (NL #10) 4/23/19 New York (Mickey Callaway)
  21. (NL #11) 4/21/19 Pittsburgh (Clint Hurdle)
  22. (AL #11) 4/10/19 Detroit (Ron Gardenhire)
  23. (AL #12) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  24. (NL #12) 8/31/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  25. (NL #13) 6/10/18 Washington (Dave Martinez)
  26. (AL #13) 5/6/18 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  27. (NL #14) 5/7/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price) - Current Manager David Bell - 4/9 @ Arizona 
  28. (AL #14) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  29. (AL #15) 9/5/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 8/20/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)

This list contains the last date each team held the overall best record within their respective League, tied leads do not count:

  1. (NL #1) 4/6/21 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  2. (NL #2) 4/5/21 Philadelphia (Joe Girardi)
  3. (AL #1) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker) - 4/8 vs. Oakland
  4. (NL #3) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  5. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  6. (AL #3) 9/17/20 Chicago (Rick Renteria)
  7. (AL #4) 8/28/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  8. (AL #5) 8/18/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  9. (NL #4) 8/14/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  10. (NL #5) 8/8/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  11. (AL #6) 8/6/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  12. (NL #6) 5/2/19 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  13. (AL #7) 4/21/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  14. (NL #7) 4/20/19 Colorado (Clint Hurdle)
  15. (NL #8) 4/16/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  16. (AL #8) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  17. (NL #9) 7/2/18 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  18. (NL #10) 5/12/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  19. (NL #11) 4/20/18 New York Mets (Mickey Callaway)
  20. (AL #9) 10/1/17 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  21. (NL #12) 6/8/17 Washington (Dusty Baker)
  22. (AL #10) 5/9/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  23. (NL #13) 4/15/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  24. (AL #11) 4/12/17 Detroit (Brad Ausmus)
  25. (AL #12) 4/11/17 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  27. (NL #14) 7/18/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)
  28. (AL #14) 4/22/16 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  29. (AL #15) 4/4/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 4/23/09 Pittsburgh (Fredi Gonzalez)

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  • Houston continues to roll, and their series vs. Oakland continues. 
  • Baltimore lost their second undisputed hold over the AL East, and are now tied with Boston.
  • Minnesota continues atop the AL Central with a game and a half game lead. The White Sox have clawed into a tie for second with their win yesterday.
  • All three NL teams atop their respective divisions remain unchanged.

Division Lead - The last time each team has led their Division (ties don’t count).

  1. (AL #1) 4/7/21 Baltimore (Brandon Hyde)
  2. (AL #2) 4/6/21 Kansas City (Mike Matheny) 
  3. (AL #3) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker) - 4/9 vs. Oakland
  4. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  5. (AL #4) 4/2/21 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  6. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  7. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  8. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts) - 4/9 vs. Washington
  9. (AL #5) 9/27/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli) - 4/10 vs. Seattle
  10. (AL #6) 9/27/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  11. (AL #7) 9/22/20 Chicago (Ricky Renteria)
  12. (AL #8) 9/2/20 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  13. (AL #9) 8/19/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  14. (NL #5) 8/15/20 Miami (Don Mattingly)
  15. (NL #6) 8/12/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  16. (NL #7) 7/25/20 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  17. (NL #8) 7/5/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  18. (NL #9) 6/9/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler) - Current Manager Joe Girardi - 4/9 @ Atlanta
  19. (AL #10) 4/27/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  20. (NL #10) 4/23/19 New York (Mickey Callaway)
  21. (NL #11) 4/21/19 Pittsburgh (Clint Hurdle)
  22. (AL #11) 4/10/19 Detroit (Ron Gardenhire)
  23. (AL #12) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  24. (NL #12) 8/31/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  25. (NL #13) 6/10/18 Washington (Dave Martinez)
  26. (AL #13) 5/6/18 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  27. (NL #14) 5/7/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price) - Current Manager David Bell - 4/9 @ Arizona 
  28. (AL #14) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  29. (AL #15) 9/5/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 8/20/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)

This list contains the last date each team held the overall best record within their respective League, tied leads do not count:

  1. (NL #1) 4/6/21 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  2. (NL #2) 4/5/21 Philadelphia (Joe Girardi)
  3. (AL #1) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker) - 4/9 vs. Oakland
  4. (NL #3) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  5. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  6. (AL #3) 9/17/20 Chicago (Rick Renteria)
  7. (AL #4) 8/28/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  8. (AL #5) 8/18/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  9. (NL #4) 8/14/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  10. (NL #5) 8/8/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  11. (AL #6) 8/6/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  12. (NL #6) 5/2/19 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  13. (AL #7) 4/21/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  14. (NL #7) 4/20/19 Colorado (Clint Hurdle)
  15. (NL #8) 4/16/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  16. (AL #8) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  17. (NL #9) 7/2/18 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  18. (NL #10) 5/12/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  19. (NL #11) 4/20/18 New York Mets (Mickey Callaway)
  20. (AL #9) 10/1/17 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  21. (NL #12) 6/8/17 Washington (Dusty Baker)
  22. (AL #10) 5/9/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  23. (NL #13) 4/15/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price)
  24. (AL #11) 4/12/17 Detroit (Brad Ausmus)
  25. (AL #12) 4/11/17 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  27. (NL #14) 7/18/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)
  28. (AL #14) 4/22/16 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  29. (AL #15) 4/4/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 4/23/09 Pittsburgh (Fredi Gonzalez)

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  • Houston continues to lead the American League and Western Division, with Joe Maddon's squad in hot pursuit. 
  • Minnesota continues atop the AL Central, all clubs resume action today. Sunday is the earliest they can be dethroned.
  • Baltimore hosts Boston today for sole possession of first place in the East. Only three other AL teams have not lead their division longer the Boston.
  • Cincinnati claimed sole possession of first in the National League, with their win yesterday. It is the first time since April 15.2017 they can make that claim.
  • Philadelphia and Los Angeles remain atop their respective divisions.

Division Lead - The last time each team has led their Division (ties don’t count).

  1. (AL #1) 4/7/21 Baltimore (Brandon Hyde)
  2. (AL #2) 4/6/21 Kansas City (Mike Matheny) 
  3. (AL #3) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker) - 4/10 vs. Oakland
  4. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  5. (AL #4) 4/2/21 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  6. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  7. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  8. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts) - 4/10 vs. Washington
  9. (AL #5) 9/27/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli) - 4/10 vs. Seattle
  10. (AL #6) 9/27/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  11. (AL #7) 9/22/20 Chicago (Ricky Renteria)
  12. (AL #8) 9/2/20 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  13. (AL #9) 8/19/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  14. (NL #5) 8/15/20 Miami (Don Mattingly)
  15. (NL #6) 8/12/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  16. (NL #7) 7/25/20 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  17. (NL #8) 7/5/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  18. (NL #9) 6/9/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler) - Current Manager Joe Girardi - 4/10 @ Atlanta
  19. (AL #10) 4/27/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  20. (NL #10) 4/23/19 New York (Mickey Callaway)
  21. (NL #11) 4/21/19 Pittsburgh (Clint Hurdle)
  22. (AL #11) 4/10/19 Detroit (Ron Gardenhire)
  23. (AL #12) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  24. (NL #12) 8/31/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  25. (NL #13) 6/10/18 Washington (Dave Martinez)
  26. (AL #13) 5/6/18 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  27. (NL #14) 5/7/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price) - Current Manager David Bell - 4/10 @ Arizona 
  28. (AL #14) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  29. (AL #15) 9/5/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 8/20/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)

This list contains the last date each team held the overall best record within their respective League, tied leads do not count:

  1. (NL #1) 4/6/21 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts)
  2. (NL #2) 4/5/21 Philadelphia (Joe Girardi)
  3. (AL #1) 4/4/21 Houston (Dusty Baker) - 4/10 vs. Oakland
  4. (NL #3) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  5. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  6. (AL #3) 9/17/20 Chicago (Rick Renteria)
  7. (AL #4) 8/28/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  8. (AL #5) 8/18/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  9. (NL #4) 8/14/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  10. (NL #5) 8/8/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  11. (AL #6) 8/6/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  12. (NL #6) 5/2/19 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  13. (AL #7) 4/21/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  14. (NL #7) 4/20/19 Colorado (Clint Hurdle)
  15. (NL #8) 4/16/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  16. (AL #8) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  17. (NL #9) 7/2/18 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  18. (NL #10) 5/12/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  19. (NL #11) 4/20/18 New York Mets (Mickey Callaway)
  20. (AL #9) 10/1/17 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  21. (NL #12) 6/8/17 Washington (Dusty Baker)
  22. (AL #10) 5/9/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  23. (NL #13) 4/15/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price) - Current Manager David Bell - 4/10 @ Arizona 
  24. (AL #11) 4/12/17 Detroit (Brad Ausmus)
  25. (AL #12) 4/11/17 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  27. (NL #14) 7/18/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)
  28. (AL #14) 4/22/16 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  29. (AL #15) 4/4/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 4/23/09 Pittsburgh (Fredi Gonzalez)

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  • Houston has been caught by Joe Maddon's Angels, losing their League and Division lead. 
  • Minnesota is clinging to a half game lead after their loss yesterday. They host Seattle to close out their series this afternoon.
  • Boston claimed their first division lead since 2018. They retain it if they win on getaway day in Baltimore.
  • Cincinnati held onto the National League lead for one day, though still hold the NL Central lead.
  • Philadelphia retains their division lead with a win in Atlanta, a loss will leave the two teams tied for first.
  • Los Angeles has reclaimed the National League lead with their win yesterday. They are expected to hold that spot for most of the season. Scherzer vs. Kershaw matchuo in a meeting of Cy Young winners this afternoon.

Division Lead - The last time each team has led their Division (ties don’t count).

  1. (AL #1) 4/9/21 Houston (Dusty Baker)
  2. (AL #2) 4/7/21 Baltimore (Brandon Hyde)
  3. (AL #3) 4/6/21 Kansas City (Mike Matheny) 
  4. (NL #1) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  5. (AL #4) 4/2/21 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  6. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  7. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  8. (NL #2) 9/27/20 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts) - 4/11 vs. Washington
  9. (AL #5) 9/27/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli) - 4/11 vs. Seattle
  10. (AL #6) 9/27/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  11. (AL #7) 9/22/20 Chicago (Ricky Renteria)
  12. (AL #8) 9/2/20 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  13. (AL #9) 8/19/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  14. (NL #5) 8/15/20 Miami (Don Mattingly)
  15. (NL #6) 8/12/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  16. (NL #7) 7/25/20 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  17. (NL #8) 7/5/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  18. (NL #9) 6/9/19 Philadelphia (Gabe Kapler) - Current Manager Joe Girardi - 4/11 @ Atlanta
  19. (AL #10) 4/27/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  20. (NL #10) 4/23/19 New York (Mickey Callaway)
  21. (NL #11) 4/21/19 Pittsburgh (Clint Hurdle)
  22. (AL #11) 4/10/19 Detroit (Ron Gardenhire)
  23. (AL #12) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora) - 4/11 @ Baltimore
  24. (NL #12) 8/31/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  25. (NL #13) 6/10/18 Washington (Dave Martinez)
  26. (AL #13) 5/6/18 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  27. (NL #14) 5/7/17 Cincinnati (Bryan Price) - Current Manager David Bell - 4/11 @ Arizona 
  28. (AL #14) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  29. (AL #15) 9/5/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 8/20/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)

This list contains the last date each team held the overall best record within their respective League, tied leads do not count:

  1. (NL #1) 4/9/21 Cincinnati (David Bell) 
  2. (AL #1) 4/9/21 Houston (Dusty Baker)
  3. (NL #2) 4/6/21 Los Angeles (Dave Roberts) - 4/11 vs. Washington
  4. (NL #3) 4/5/21 Philadelphia (Joe Girardi)
  5. (NL #4) 4/3/21 San Diego (Jayce Tingler)
  6. (AL #2) 9/27/20 Tampa Bay (Kevin Cash)
  7. (AL #3) 9/17/20 Chicago (Rick Renteria)
  8. (AL #4) 8/28/20 Oakland (Bob Melvin)
  9. (AL #5) 8/18/20 New York (Aaron Boone)
  10. (NL #5) 8/14/20 Chicago (David Ross)
  11. (NL #6) 8/8/20 Colorado (Bud Black)
  12. (AL #6) 8/6/20 Minnesota (Rocco Baldelli)
  13. (NL #7) 5/2/19 Saint Louis (Mike Shildt)
  14. (AL #7) 4/21/19 Seattle (Scott Servais)
  15. (NL #8) 4/20/19 Colorado (Clint Hurdle)
  16. (NL #9) 4/16/19 Milwaukee (Craig Counsell)
  17. (AL #8) 9/30/18 Boston (Alex Cora)
  18. (NL #10) 7/2/18 Atlanta (Brian Snitker)
  19. (NL #11) 5/12/18 Arizona (Torey Lovullo)
  20. (NL #12) 4/20/18 New York Mets (Mickey Callaway)
  21. (AL #9) 10/1/17 Cleveland (Terry Francona)
  22. (NL #13) 6/8/17 Washington (Dusty Baker)
  23. (AL #10) 5/9/17 Baltimore (Buck Showalter)
  24. (AL #11) 4/12/17 Detroit (Brad Ausmus)
  25. (AL #12) 4/11/17 Los Angeles (Mike Scioscia)
  26. (AL #13) 10/2/16 Texas (Jeff Banister)
  27. (NL #14) 7/18/16 San Francisco (Bruce Bochy)
  28. (AL #14) 4/22/16 Kansas City (Ned Yost)
  29. (AL #15) 4/4/16 Toronto (John Gibbons)
  30. (NL #15) 4/23/09 Pittsburgh (Fredi Gonzalez)
Edited by South Side Hit Men

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