Friday, June 16, 2006

An article on the 1942 Phillies

Quite fun. Here's a little of it...

But Things Would Get Worse - The Phillies were a bad team overall, but they improved a bit in 1937 (to 61-92, seventh place)...

But Things Would Get Worse -
In May of 1939, Passeau was dealt, though this time not for cash...

But Things Would Get Worse -
In November of 1940, Higbe was sent to the Dodgers, for three mediocrities and $100,000 cash...

But Things Would Get Worse -
In 1942, the Phillies fielded the very worst of the terrible teams they’d been featuring over the previous several years...

How Bad Were Things? -
Oh, things were very bad indeed...

That Is Bad - The 1942 Phillies lost their first four games of the season, by scores of 2-1, 6-2, 2-1, and 7-1. With the third of those losses, they were alone in last place, and would remain so for the rest of the season.

Update: Whoops! Here's the link.

1 Comments:

At 11:11 AM, Anonymous adamgarrigus said...

[Is this the article or is there a link I'm not seeing?] I love those Phillies teams. I think Rob Neyer once wrote an article detailing the saga of the bankrupt owner, followed by the crooked owner, followed by league takeover, followed by the Carpenter family. Just too good, & standard Philly luck. Whenever a fan of some other team complains about their team, I point them to this little slice of hell.

 

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