Cubs get pounded into the history books

June, 27, 2012
6/27/12
5:54
PM CT

CHICAGO – The Cubs made some history of the wrong kind on Wednesday.

The 17-1 defeat to the New York Mets was just the 26th time since 1900 the Cubs have lost a game by at least 15 runs.

It was the Cubs’ worst defeat since an 18-1 loss against the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 2, 2010. That 2010 team finished 12 games under .500 at 75-87. The current club fell to 23 under .500 at 26-49.

The largest margin of defeat since 1900 was a 22-0 thumping at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 16, 1975.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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