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September 22, 2003

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Lost Summers

Barely Managing Alan Trammell's managerial career is off to an inauspicious start: His Detroit Tigers were 38-110 at week's end. Which of the managers below has suffered through the most losses in a season?

a. Bruce Bochy
b. Jack McKeon
c. Frank Robinson
d. Joe Torre

AL Least
while many teams are vying for a place in the postseason, the Tigers have spent most of September trying to avoid becoming the worst team in modern major league history. That dubious distinction belongs to the 1962 New York Mets, who lost 120 of 160 games. Since 1900, what team holds the American League record for defeats in a season?

This Week's Matchup
The Tigers have lost 100 games six times. Pair the team on the left with the team on the right that has the same number of 100-loss seasons.

1. Angels
2. Blue Jays
3. Reds
4. Yankees

a. Astros
b. Cubs
c. Marlins
d. White Sox

Loss Leaders
Rank these franchises based on their alltime losses, from each club's inception through Sunday's games.

a. Athletics
b. Orioles/Browns
c. Twins/Senators
d. Tigers