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Old 10-01-2012, 10:22 PM
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...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?
Not true. In 1962, the Cubs, who lost 103 for the season, and the Mets, who lost 120, played their final three games against each other. Going into game 160, the Cubs were 57-102 and the Mets were 39-118.

I don't know if there were other instances of 100-loss teams playing each other.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:25 AM
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That's hard to believe given all the years of the Philadelphia A's / Washington Senators / Cubs teams and the early New York Mets / Montreal Expos etc.

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I really, really wish you'd use the quote function so I don't have to go paging back to find the post you're referencing.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:11 AM
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...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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Old 10-02-2012, 02:44 AM
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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.
With Richie Ashburn playing in that game (at second base no less!) there were FOUR hall of famers in that game.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:47 AM
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in front of a robust crowd of 4,000 people at Wrigley Field.
Lies! It was 40,000. The Cubs draw more than 4,000 when there is a rainout with tornado watches. Just ask their fans. They are the World's Greatest Fans.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:51 AM
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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.
It'll only cost you 50 cents to see a (or is it "an"?) historic game!
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,6848972.story
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:35 AM
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It'll only cost you 50 cents to see a (or is it "an"?) historic game!
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,6848972.story
Isn't that about what tickets cost the last time two 100-loss teams played?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:17 PM
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The only other time before 1962 this happened was during a five game series at the end of the 1905 season, the Boston Beaneaters (a/k/a Atlanta Braves) played the Brooklyn Superbas (a/k/a Los Angeles Dodgers). The Beaneaters lost game one of the series to run their record to 50-100. The Superbas came into the series with a 45-103 record. When the series ended, the Beaneaters' record was 51-103 and the Superbas' record was 48-104.

Why, oh why, did they change their names????
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:13 AM
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If the Cubs win today's game (if it gets played, it's raining right now), then Sox fans can spend the offseason torturing Cub fans with variations of jokes involving the movie "101 Dalmatians."
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Man, I am getting that cake for my brother's birthday in December
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:36 AM
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I showed this to someone at work, and she ordered a cake from Costco with that on it. We are going to be bringing it in tomorrow for the friday treat.
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