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According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Nationals are only the fifth team -- the 1901-04 Cubs, 1906-09 Red Sox, 1981-84 Twins and 1994-97 Marlins are the others -- in modern Major League history (1901-present) to post three consecutive seasons winning 10 or more games than the year prior.

However, the Nationals are the first team in over 100 years to do so without the benefit of a deflated win total associated with a work stoppage. If you apply the Twins' winning percentage in 1981 and the Marlins' winning percentage in 1994 to a now-standard 162-game season, they would not come close to qualifying for this list.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Nationals are only the fifth team -- the 1901-04 Cubs, 1906-09 Red Sox, 1981-84 Twins and 1994-97 Marlins are the others -- in modern Major League history (1901-present) to post three consecutive seasons winning 10 or more games than the year prior.

However, the Nationals are the first team in over 100 years to do so without the benefit of a deflated win total associated with a work stoppage. If you apply the Twins' winning percentage in 1981 and the Marlins' winning percentage in 1994 to a now-standard 162-game season, they would not come close to qualifying for this list.