Philly Loses 10,000th Game

Cardinals' six homers sink Phillies, 10-2: all-time record now 8810-10,000
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jul 16, 2007 4:57 AM CDT
A fan holds up a sign noting that the next loss by Philadelphia Phillies will be the 10,000 in the history of the organization as the Phillies play the St. Louis Cardinals in their baseball game Friday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Philadelphia became the first Major League Baseball franchise to reach 10,000 losses yesterday, after a lopsided defeat by St. Louis; the 127-year-old club is now 8,810-10,000, a record that reflects one championship season and many more of total futility. This year's resilient Phillies had stalled at 9,999 for three games spanning the All-Star break.

Philadelphia holds the record with 16 consecutive losing seasons (set during the 1930s and 40s), and went 17-81 during their first season in 1883. Center fielder Aaron Rowand, speaking for the current clubhouse, denied culpability: "The guys in here weren't responsible for 10,000 losses, so what does it really matter to us?"