By Charlene R. Johnson
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In 1890, baseball’s Pittsburgh Alleghenys received a measly 23 video games, wasting 113. The Cleveland Spiders crowned this checklist once they misplaced an wonderful 134 video games in 1899. Over a hundred years later, the 2003 Detroit Tigers stood aside because the basically group in baseball historical past to lose 60 video games prior to July in a season.
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