It’s a sports record that’s sure to be broken sooner rather than later. No, not the home run record being chased by Barry Bonds.
In their defense, my Philadelphia Phillies are, “the oldest, continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional sports.” [source] So it’s not surprising that a team that has been playing for 124 years is approaching a rather dubious record — 10,000 losses. They put off the inevitable today.
The six-run cushion was enough for Hamels. Ryan Madson and Antonio Alfonseca finished up and delayed Philadelphia’s inevitable 10,000th loss for at least one more game. If they win the series finale, the Phillies could reach the mark on their seven-game West Coast trip.
Philadelphia would be the first professional sports team to lose 10,000 games.
On the other hand, it was their 8,810th win.