In my latest at Hardball Times, I’ve taken a break from my series on the 1987 draft to focus on a topic nearer and dearer to our hearts. My 100th article at THT focuses on teams of the past three decades that lost at least 10 straight games during the season and still wound up with a winning record.
About 11% of teams that endured such a streak finished above .500 for the season. One, the 1982 Atlanta Braves, reached the postseason. (As our pal Andy at Baseball-Reference observes, those Braves were the last team to make the playoffs despite a double-digit losing streak.) If the Padres hold on over the final few weeks, they will have done something that almost never happens.
Kinda cool, huh? Enjoy the article…