Thursday, April 22, 2010


Pirates lose 20-0

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The Pittsburgh Baseball Club has played in these parts for 124 years, from coal miners to millionaires, from Honus Wagner to Roberto Clemente to Willie Stargell, from five World Series championships to 17 consecutive losing seasons.

And never, never was there a loss among the franchise's first 18,813 games to rival the one displayed on PNC Park's video scoreboard at 4:04 p.m. Thursday:

Milwaukee Brewers 20, Pirates 0.

Worst loss ever.

Here is how the Pirates' effort against the Brewers ranks in Major League Baseball's history, according to Stats LLC:

Most lopsided shutouts since 1900:

Date Result
Sept. 16, 1975 Pirates 22, Chicago Cubs 0
Aug. 31, 2004 Cleveland Indians 22, New York Yankees 0
Sept. 15, 1901 Detroit Tigers 21, Cleveland Blues 0
Aug. 13, 1939 New York Yankes 21, Philadelphia A's 0
April 22, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers 20, Pirates 0

Hey - It looks like they were good in 1975...

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