The Philadelphia Phillies faced the inevitable tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals. After holding off the Cards for the last two games in the 3-game series, the Phils lost 10-2 that included 6 home runs from the Cardinals. The Phillies also win the distinction of being the first team in professional baseball to reach its 10,000th loss, at home.
From Connie Mack Stadium to the Vet and, and at ballparks all over, the Phillies have cemented their place as the losingest team in professional sports. The franchise, born in 1883 as the Philadelphia Quakers and later called the Blue Jays in the mid-1940s, fell to 8,810-10,000.
They are the first, but won’t be the last. After all, it took them 124 years to lose 10,000 games.
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