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White Sox, Cubs combine for record number of losses

Sun., Sept. 29, 2013, midnight

Entering the last Saturday of the season, the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs had combined for 192 losses – reaching a record level for the city. Both teams will finish in last place in the same season for the first time since 1948, when they were a combined 115-191, the previous benchmark for Chicago futility. Things didn’t get much better in ’49, either, with the teams improving only to a combined 124-184. The Cubs and White Sox combined for a .389 winning percentage in ’48 and ’49, one level down from the hell that has been the .400 combined winning percentage this year (entering Saturday). –Chicago Tribune

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