Friday, April 13, 2012

Box score of the week

Someone once said that baseball manager Gene Mauch was "put on this earth to suffer" given some of the heart-wrenching losses he's endured (See 1986 ALCS Game 5 when his California Angels were one strike away from going to the World Series).

With that in mind, let's go back to 1961 when Mauch was in the midst of managing a dreadful Philadelphia Phillies squad that finished 47-107. Here's one of their rare victories that season.


The 1961 Philadelphia Phillies set a Major League Baseball record for longest single-season losing streak by dropping 23 consecutive games from July 29th thru August 20th. The box score I've featured here is the game where that losing streak was finally snapped.


1 comment:

Douglas said...

I'm noticing Milwaukee 2B Frank Bolling had a rather lousy day at the office, not only going 0 for 4, but grounding into two double plays. If that ain't it, I got nothin'.