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Home Games To Save Cubs From Single-Season 103-Loss Record

By bullpenbrian at 08.24.2012 Leave a comment.

The Cubs franchise record for most losses in a single-season is (103); first set in 1962 and later matched in 1966.

This year’s team is (47-76) with 39-games remaining. The Cubs need 13 more victories to avoid tying the dubious record.

Whether or not that happens, I don’t know. My gut feeling is the Cubs will avoid it, even if only by the slimmest of margins. And it’s really simple as to why.

Beginning today, Chicago plays 20 of its next 30-games at the Friendly Confines where, somewhat surprisingly, they’re two-games above .500 (30-28).

If the Cubs split those next 20-games at home, they should also be able to manage at least three wins out of its 16 remaining road contests–three of which are against Houston.

But regardless of exactly how the remaining games play out, the Cubs are still on course to have one of its worst seasons in franchise history. Oh, joy.

Year

Losses

Percentage

1966

103

.364

1962

103

.364

1980

98

.395

2000

97

.401

2006

96

.407

1974

96

.407

2002

95

.414

1999

95

.414

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