Halo Trivia: How Many Seasons Have the Angels lost 100 Games?
May 10, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) and starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs (45) celebrate the win in a game against the the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Los Angeles Angels won 5-3.Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Yep, despite many poor seasons and an extended history of no playoff appearances, the Angels have never lost 100 games in a season. That feat is all the more remarkable when you consider the Athletics have done it 16 times (to be fair they’ve only done it once since being in Oakland) and the Royals did it three years in a row from 2004 – 2006. The other expansion team that began play in 1961 was the Texas Rangers. The Angels posted the best record any expansion team has ever had that season while the Rangers went on to lose 100 that season and the next 3 making for a dismal start to the teams history.
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The closest the Angels have ever come are the 1968 and 1980 teams which each lost 95 games. The only other team to never lose 100 are the Colorado Rockies. Last season they lost 96 games and in 2012 they lost 98. That means that out of all baseball franchises the Angels worst season is still better than any other teams worst season by 3 games. A small feather in our caps but we’ll take it knowing that every other team has been worse than us at some point.
With a Rockies team coming off a 96 loss season and twice flirting with the triple-digit humiliation in the last four years, perhaps soon the Angels will become the only franchise to never lose 100 games.