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Old 10-02-2012, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by DumpJerry View Post
...and with a 3-0 loss tonight, the Cubs and Astros will play a rare game tomorrow:

Two one hundred loss teams facing each other. Someone told me this would be the first time in MLB history. Does anyone know if this is true?
It's not, but it's also not a common occurrence. It's actually been 50 years this week, as the last game before tomorrow's with a pair of 100-game losers was September 30, 1962 when the Mets (40-120... expansion teams) played the, you guessed it, Cubs (59-103) in front of a robust crowd of 4,000 people at Wrigley Field.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...96209300.shtml

I would like to point out that that 103-loss Cubs team now had 3 future Hall of Fame players in the middle of their lineup. Unbelievable.
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