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White Sox set franchise record 14-game losing streak – NBC Sports Chicago

With a loss to the Red Sox on Thursday, the White Sox set the franchise record for most consecutive losses in a single season, dropping their 14th straight game.

They tied that record Wednesday when Cubs’ Mike Tauchman walked the White Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning of the second Crosstown Classic game of the season at Wrigley Field.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t technically the longest losing streak in White Sox history. Not a single season, but the 1967-68 White Sox lost fifteen games between seasons. The 1967 White Sox ended their season with a five-game losing streak, while the following year’s South Siders lost their first ten games.

But in terms of a single-season losing streak, the 2024 White Sox take the cake.

The MLB record for consecutive losses in a single season is 23, set by the Phillies in 1961. The Orioles hold the American League record for consecutive losses, losing 21 games in a row in 1988.

Given the dire state of the White Sox, Pedro Grifol’s status is inevitably called into question.

But before Wednesday’s loss to the Cubs, he says speculation is brewing for a team mired in a historic losing streak.

“That’s part of the job. Right? I don’t focus on that. It’s part of the job,” Grifol said before Wednesday’s game. “We don’t win. So if you don’t win, the speculation goes up and up. It’s part of what we do. We’re signed up to win baseball games. And if you don’t, there’s always a possibility that there will be a change has been implemented.”

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