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Phillies lose 10,000th game
Fox Sports ^ | 15 July 2007 | AP

Posted on 07/15/2007 10:54:03 PM PDT by GOP_Raider

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Through the last-place finishes, September collapses and every agonizing failure over the past 125 seasons, no team has lost quite like the Philadelphia Phillies.

Futility has followed them since the day they were born, and Sunday night was no different for the losingest team sports history. Loss No. 10,000 came when Albert Pujols hit two of the St. Louis Cardinals' six homers in a 10-2 rout.

Not surprisingly, this defeat resembled the thousands that came before. Bad starting pitching, brutal relief and hardly any hitting. And, of course, lots of booing.

"I don't know too much about 10,000 losses," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "I try and concentrate on the wins."

From Connie Mack Stadium to the Vet and Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies have had few moments to celebrate. The franchise, born in 1883 as the Philadelphia Quakers and briefly called the Blue Jays in the mid-1940s, fell to 8,810-10,000.

Next on the losing list: the Braves, with 9,681 defeats. It took them stints in three cities (Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta) to reach that total. Not even those lovable losers, the Chicago Cubs, come close at 9,425.

And for those counting, it was the 58th time the Phillies have lost by that exact 10-2 score, the Elias Sports Bureau said.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.foxsports.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: 000losses; 10; 10000; 10000losses; baseball; charliemanuel; filthydelphia; mlb; philadelphia; phillies

1 posted on 07/15/2007 10:54:04 PM PDT by GOP_Raider
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To: ken5050

For the baseball folk.


2 posted on 07/15/2007 10:54:45 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (FReepmail me to join the FR Idaho Ping List.)
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To: GOP_Raider

3 posted on 07/15/2007 10:58:32 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: GOP_Raider

Headline looks like a mass media hit piece on the Iraqi war!


4 posted on 07/15/2007 11:03:23 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: GOP_Raider

At least they hold a record. They should be admitted to the baseball hall of blame, or shame.


5 posted on 07/15/2007 11:04:44 PM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: GOP_Raider

an average of 80 losses a year. I remember going to a game at the old Vet back in the late 80’s and not even having to get up to get a foul ball that landed several seats away from me and rolled up to my seat.


6 posted on 07/15/2007 11:19:35 PM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: GOP_Raider

Let it be known-

The Braves franchise has existed since 1870, 13 years before the Phillies. It is also the only team to have played EVERY SEASON since the inception of the Major Leagues.

The second place in losing merely reflects this.

That is all.


7 posted on 07/15/2007 11:42:07 PM PDT by MacDorcha ("Slogans are Silly.")
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To: GOP_Raider

I’ll never forget the world Series we missed in 1964 when the Phillies choked and Ran out of gas in their Bull pen. I’ll never forget the year in the early 70’s when carleton was pushing 30 wins and was most of the wins on the entire staff combined. I’ll never forget in the 1990’s when the Phillies would play over their heads against the Yankees and win the series and Steinbrenner would go nuts!
I’ll never forget when tug mCGraw Came out during the ceremonies to close the Vet! I ‘ll never forget in HS my summer Job delivering Beer to BY Saam’s house the Voice Harry was replacing..

I’ll never forget flying into Toronto a week after the World series loss...and my potential JV Partner taking me to the hard Rock at the Toronto Blue Jays.. and Pointing out where Joe Carters Homerun hit!

I’ll never forget the Security guards pound their fists in their hands and looking at the Angelo Cataldi WIP crowd in the 700 level their to Boo JD Drew...The Philly security were actually inciting violence it was my last Phillies game in philly!


8 posted on 07/16/2007 12:47:55 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (a Balmy 106 Degrees at 3 am.... and still Sandy in the Kuwaiti desert!)
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To: MacDorcha

The Braves, bigger losers than the Cubs? LMAO!! Losers!!

If you hadn’t mentioned it I would never have known.


9 posted on 07/16/2007 1:29:37 AM PDT by jwh_Denver (In the Rise and Fall of United States I hope the Fall part is more than one chapter.)
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To: MacDorcha

According to the Fox broadcasters tonight, the Braves started the exact same year as the Phillies.


10 posted on 07/16/2007 1:33:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jwh_Denver
I thought it would have been the Cubs too. I consider the Chicago Cubs the most pathetic franchise in the history of major league sports. Even more pathetic than the LA Clippers in the NBA, and the Detroit Lions in the NFL. The only reason they have any following is because they play in a shrine of a stadium. You get a lot of ‘band-wagon’, non-sports fans that just go to a Cubs game because of the scene at Wrigley Field; most could care less about the Cubs. If the Cubs played in the Metrodome, they’d be lucky to get 3,000 fans a night.
11 posted on 07/16/2007 1:51:44 AM PDT by hawkeye101 (Liberalism IS a mental disorder. It can only be cured by large doses of common sense and the truth.)
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To: hawkeye101
The only reason they have any following is because they play in a shrine of a stadium.

And their games are on WGN.

12 posted on 07/16/2007 2:16:11 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (FReepmail me to join the FR Idaho Ping List.)
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To: philly-d-kidder
I ‘ll never forget in HS my summer Job delivering Beer to BY Saam’s house the Voice Harry was replacing.

Was it Schmidt's? (Just curious.)

'Schmidts'll ring a bell fer ya,

Schmidt's of Philadelphia ...

Schmidt's, the full taste beer.'
13 posted on 07/16/2007 2:27:52 AM PDT by Mike Fieschko
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To: Vince Ferrer

14 posted on 07/16/2007 2:57:29 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Mike Fieschko

Godamn...I remember being a kid and the old farts at the VFW drinking kegs of that crap. One good way to prevent kids from sneaking beer is to buy Schmidts. The most godawful swill! And...oh yeah...instead of taking the percentage of games lost the MSM just look at the totals. The Phillies are a cool team. So are the A’s. About the only thing good about Philly anymore. I miss those free Tower Theater and Mann Music center concerts.


15 posted on 07/16/2007 2:57:50 AM PDT by gr8eman (Everybody is a rocket scientist...until launch day!)
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To: All

16 posted on 07/16/2007 3:51:28 AM PDT by BushMeister ("We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: GOP_Raider
Good. I went to a Phillies game in old Vet stadium. They were playing the Braves. My Son and I had Braves hats, and I have never met ruder, nastier fans anywhere. I had a friend from Philly tell me that we were lucky that we weren’t attacked and beat up.
17 posted on 07/16/2007 5:11:21 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

That’s y they’re called FANS.
When the “As” were in town the Nat league Phils were like a minor league team.Nobody cared


18 posted on 07/16/2007 5:19:06 AM PDT by aumrl
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To: MacDorcha

I don’t think that’s true. I’m sure there’s been some kind of Braves franchise for that long, but the team that’s currently in Atlanta and was previously in Milwaukee and Boston probably can’t trace itself back to 1870. The National League began play in 1876 and The Cincinnati Reds are pretty much acknowledged as the oldest team currently playing that has operated continuously in the same major league system. Before the NL started, there were lots of organized leagues, pro and semi-pro, but not any that we’d really recognize as a “major league” today.

In fact, the National League in the late 1890s contracted from 12 to eight teams. I think Baltimore, Louisville, Cleveland and Washington were the four cities the NL dumped. This helped make way for the American League’s founding in 1901, with three of those four cities, plus Boston, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit filling out the league. In 1902, Milwaukee moved to St. Louis and in 1903 Baltimore moved to New York and that was the American League for 50 years.


19 posted on 07/16/2007 5:28:42 AM PDT by ravensandricks (Jesus rides beside me. He never buys any smokes.)
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To: ravensandricks

I think you’re right on it. My research on the matter was only the past few weeks of glanced stats. I haven’t been into baseball much since elementary school and just now started following again.

Still... I like to think the age of the Bravos can account for the “lead” on the cubs.


20 posted on 07/16/2007 6:05:54 AM PDT by MacDorcha ("Slogans are Silly.")
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

Philly fans booed Santa Clause at a football game for God’s sake. Also being a Buffalo Sabres fan, I am proud to HATE the Flyers! Worst team in the NHL.

Philly sports SUCK.


21 posted on 07/16/2007 6:13:07 AM PDT by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: GOP_Raider
THE PHILLIES USE LIFEBUOY SOAP

Sign at the Baker Bowl in the 1930's.

"And they still stink!" - Unnamed Phillies fan of the same era.

22 posted on 07/16/2007 6:56:35 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Thompson for President: 2008, 2012: Jindal for President 2016, 2020)
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To: hawkeye101
Even more pathetic than the LA Clippers in the NBA, and the Detroit Lions in the NFL.

Hey at least the Lions have won an NFL Championship within the past 50 years.

23 posted on 07/16/2007 6:59:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, I’ll put the Chicago/St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals over the Lions as worst football franchise.


24 posted on 07/16/2007 12:21:27 PM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: TheRealDBear

I think when New Orleans made it to the NFC Championship Game, that left the Cardinals, along with the expansion Texans as the only NFL teams to never make it to a conference championship game.


25 posted on 07/16/2007 12:23:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: ravensandricks

AS my father used to say, “Washington, first in War, first in peace, last in the National League.”


26 posted on 07/16/2007 12:30:16 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (I never consented to live in the Camp of the Saints.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

LOL, I was hoping someone would mention the old Baker Bowl Lifebuoy sign.


27 posted on 07/16/2007 3:00:15 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (FReepmail me to join the FR Idaho Ping List.)
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To: GOP_Raider
Phillies lose 10,000th game

Already? This season?

No kidding.

28 posted on 07/16/2007 3:01:32 PM PDT by agent_delta (Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?)
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To: philly-d-kidder
*****I’ll never forget the year in the early 70’s when carleton was pushing 30 wins and was most of the wins on the entire staff combined. I’ll never forget in the 1990’s when the Phillies would play over their heads against the Yankees and win the series and Steinbrenner would go nuts!****

That was 1972 when Carlton won something like 15 in a row and th streak ended aganst the Atlanta Braves is a duel with Phil Niekro. The Phillies won their lone championship in 1980 versus the Kansas City Royals.

29 posted on 07/16/2007 6:36:24 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I've been funny I've been cool with the lines ain't that they way loves supposed 2 be?)
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To: t_skoz

How are those Buffalo Bills?? and Buffalo Braves?? and Pro BaseBall Team?? and Thanks for your Sabres Captain! and Worse you elect Schumer and Clinton as Senators..


30 posted on 07/16/2007 6:53:14 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (a Balmy 106 Degrees at 3 am.... and still Sandy in the Kuwaiti desert!)
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To: philly-d-kidder
"Thanks for your Sabres Captain!"

Don't forget Marty Biron, our backup goaly!

Don't worry. Danny Briere traded $52M for the knowledge he will never win the Stanley Cup in Philly.

:-)

As an aside, I am strictly a hockey fan, I don't really like any other sports. So that's where my "hate" (it's not serious) of Philly goes. I know there's more bad blood between Eagles/Bills fans, but I will leave that to them. I like Philly as a city, it's awesome. The best martini I ever had was in Philly. The bar served really good wasabi mashed potatoes too hahaha.

31 posted on 07/17/2007 5:34:45 AM PDT by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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