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Pirates' Road Record MLB's Worst Since 1935

A team that loses 105 games in a season is bound to be in some pretty dubious historical company, but even so, the degree of the Pirates' ineptitude was truly impressive in one respect:

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The 17-64 road record, including this 2-5 trip, tied for the second-most road losses in Major League Baseball's modern history, which began in 1900. Only the 1935 Boston Braves had more, at 13-65.

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The Pirates were nearly a .500 team at home. I suspect the difference is mostly a sample-size thing - most teams play better at home, and the Bucs were probably just a handful of games worse on the road than you'd expect. But it still might be something the front office could look into this winter - might there actually be a reason this team did so badly on the road? A lack of motivation? Not having the advantage of getting to hit last? Probably not, but it's worth checking into.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.