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Tigers Tie Franchise Loss Record, Lose to Royals

Kansas City turned the tables on Detroit, and were on the other end of a 7-0 shutout as the Tigers lost their 109th game of the season, matching the franchise high set in the not to distant future, 1996.

Everyone’s been talking about the 1962 Mets, an their 120 losses. but with the Tigers on the verge of losing 110, I figured I’d check to see how long it’s been since that’s even been done. Well, I had to go back pretty far. The 1969 Expos and the 1969 Padres both lost 110 games in their first season of existance. The 1965 Mets lost 112. So once the Tiges lose 113, it’s just them and the infamous 1962 Mets.

What’s equally depressing is prior to the 1996 Tigers, you have to go all the way back to 1979 Toronto Blue Jays to find a team that even lost 109, so the Tigers have the worst record in the 90s, and will probably have the worst record in the naughts, if not ever.

The only redeeming quality is that Carlos Beltran had a good game, and he’s a starter on my roto team.

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