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Orioles Evoke the '62 Mets (If Not the 1899 Spiders)

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

The Baltimore Orioles are bad. Very bad. Historically bad.

Here's just how bad they are (as of Friday afternoon).

They are 59 games back

So the good news is, if the season is mysteriously extended, and the Orioles rip off a 59-game winning streak and the Red Sox lose 59 in a row, the O's could get into first place. Assuming the Yankees and Rays lose a lot too.

In the modern era, only six teams have finished 60 games back or more, most recently the 1962 Mets at 62½...