Daily Trivia – 7/13/11

Question: On My Two Dads, who played the two dads?

Last Question: What Major League Baseball team began the 1988 season with a record 21 straight losses?

Answer: Baltimore Orioles

In the previous season, the Baltimore Orioles finished the season with 95 losses. So, expectations weren’t too high for the 1988 season. But I don’t think anybody was expecting a record-setting display of futility. After all, the team did have Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray, Fred Lynn, and a pretty good pitcher in Mike Boddicker. However, they did stink it up for the month of April.

They got off to a bad start in the first game, losing to the Milwaukee Brewers 12-0. After the team lost its 6th straight game (combined with the fact that the Orioles lost 42 of their final 56 games the previous year), Cal Ripken Sr. was fired as manager. Frank Robinson, who was a legendary player took over.

But, the results did not change. The Orioles became the first team to lose 14 games to start the season. They then broke their franchise record by losing their 15th straight game. Before game 19, the team got a call of encouragement from President Reagan. This did not help, as they lost again. After losing game 21, The broke the American League record for consecutive losses.

On game 22, they finally won – and won big – by a score of 9-0 against the Chicago White Sox. They lost the next day giving themselves a 1-22 record for April, the worst single month in major league history.
They finished the season with a record of 57-107.

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