According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Los Angeles Dodgers recently earned regular-season win No. 10,000 in franchise history, reaching the milestone mark with Wednesday night's 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
The Dodgers' official website reports that they are the fourth team in MLB history to accomplish the feat, joining the San Francisco (formerly New York) Giants, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta (formerly Boston and Milwaukee) Braves.
Heading into Friday's slate of games, the Giants (10,709) are tops on the all-time wins list, followed by the Cubs (10,447), Braves (10,421) and Dodgers (10,002).
Adrian Gonzalez and Co. padded the franchise win total one day after reaching 10,000, taking both games of a doubleheader from the Minnesota Twins to complete a three-game series sweep.
It would take decades of excellent play to catch any of the teams above them, as the Dodgers still sit 419 wins short of the Braves and 445 behind the Cubs.
While the Dodgers may be stuck in fourth place for a while, the Braves perhaps have an opportunity to overtake the Cubs for second place on the all-time list.
Sitting at 17-10 in first place in the National League East, the Braves are already 7.5 games better than the 9-17 Cubs through the first five weeks of the season. Atlanta still needs to make up 26 games on the Cubbies, but Chicago has looked bad enough that it may even happen this year.
Of course, regardless of which team finishes the season in second place on all-time wins list, the Braves (1957 and 1995) and Cubs (1907 and 1908) have only won a combined four World Series since the competition began in 1903.
The Giants boast seven World Series titles—five in New York and two in San Francisco—while the Dodgers have won six, with five of those coming in L.A. and just one (1955) in Brooklyn.
With all due respect to the division-leading teams in Atlanta and San Francisco, it's the stacked Dodgers who are likeliest to add another World Series victory in 2014.
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