Think you’ve followed some teams that have had some long losing streaks?
Imagine if you were a fan of the California Institute of Technology’s baseball team.
The entered Saturday with a 228-game losing streak.
That’s right, 228 games. That’s almost a decade’s worth of losses without one win.
Well, Caltech, a school that plays mostly Division III games, broke through with a 9-7 win over Pacifica, ending that dreaded streak.
The Associated Press reported that Caltech’s last win was Feb. 15, 2003.
Some other nuggets of losing from Caltech from the AP:
Caltech has not won a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game since 1988 — a span of 463 games.
Caltech’s men’s basketball team ended a 310-game conference losing streak in 2011
The women’s volleyball team ended a 56-match losing streak last year.
I guess the athletes pick Caltech for something other than the athletic programs.
So, the next time you think your favorite team has it bad, think of Caltech.
– Rick Green (follow me on Twitter @ETNrgreen)