Bates/Parker: This Week in Baseball History: The ’61 Phillies Finally Win A Game

From SABR members Michael Bates and Bill Parker at This Week in Baseball History Podcast on August 23, 2017, with SABR member Liz Roscher:

Mike and Bill leave the heavy lifting to Liz Roscher (@lizroscher) of The Good Phight and Big League Stew as they dig into the longest losing streak in modern history. This week, 57 years ago, the Phillies ended their 23 game skid, beating the Braves in the second half of a double header, after setting a new mark for prolonged futility that fit right in with the club’s depressing history. They look deep into that history to see why the Phils were a laughingstock for more than 30 years, why they remained stagnant in a dynamic National League, and how they pulled themselves out of their generations-long funk.

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Originally published: August 25, 2017. Last Updated: August 25, 2017.