April 15, 1997

April 15, 1997

#OTD in @chicagocubs history ▸ The Cubs set the modern National League record for most consecutive defeats to start a season, when they drop a 10-7 decision to the @coloradorockies. After setting the record, manager Jim Riggleman said: "No one likes to be the brunt of jokes, the Jay Leno stuff…[b]ut this is the situation we put ourselves in.“

The Cubs would go on to lose three more times digging themselves an 0-14 hole, before winning their first game of the 1997 campaign on April 20th. Fortunately, for the Northside faithful the @mlb record, set by the @orioles in 1988 at 0-21, remains intact.