228-game losing streak ends in college baseball

By | February 3, 2013 12:04 am | 0 Comments


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)


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