The Bottom Line: 2010 Orioles through 98 games

2010 Orioles: 31-67 (.316)

Notable win-loss records through 99 games (win percentage in parentheses):

1916 Philadelphia Athletics: 19-79-1 (.197)


1954 Orioles: 35-64 (.354)

1962 New York Mets: 25-74 (.253)


1988 Orioles: 31-68 (.313)

2003 Detroit Tigers: 26-73 (.263)

How each team fared in their 99th game:

1916 Athletics: 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers

During the series opener against the Tigers at Navin Field, Philadelphia's offense struggled once again in their 19th consecutive loss. The Athletics were 4-18 against Detroit during the 1916 season, and they were outscored, 137-61, during those contests.

1954 Orioles: 6-0 loss to the Washington Senators

The Orioles were blanked in the series finale by the Senators in front of an announced 5,385 fans at Memorial Stadium. Orioles starting pitcher Billy O'Dell only lasted one-third of an inning in his first major league start. He was charged with four runs and three hits in the loss. Senators first baseman Mickey Vernon was 3-for-4 with an RBI, while starting pitcher Chuck Stobbs scattered five hits in a complete game for the win.

1962 Mets: 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth on right fielder Charlie James' home run to pull out a one-run victory over the Mets at Busch Stadium. James was 2-for-4 with four RBIs, while center fielder Curt Flood added three hits and three runs scored. New York second baseman Rod Kanehl was 3-for-5 with an RBI, while left fielder Gene Woodling and center fielder Richie Ashburn each added two hits.

1988 Orioles: 12-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians

Knuckleballer Tom Candiotti stymied the Orioles, tossing a complete game as the Indians were victorious at Cleveland Stadium. Orioles right fielder Joe Orsulak was 3-for-4, but the team managed only eight hits total. Designated hitter Jim Traber hit a two-run home run for the Orioles, while first baseman Eddie Murray added a single and a run scored. Second baseman Julio Franco contributed three doubles and five RBIs for Cleveland.

2003 Tigers: 4-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians

Designated hitter Travis Hafner hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second to lead the Indians over Detroit at Jacobs Field. Tigers right fielder Craig Monroe collected two of the team's five hits in the loss. Cleveland left fielder Coco Crisp and second baseman John McDonald each added two hits, while starting pitcher Brian Anderson tossed seven strong innings for the victory. Closer Danys Baez earned his 22nd save for the Indians.

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