Houston's quest to catch '62 Mets
Calculating the odds of the Astros making baseball history
After losing their fifth game in the row on Monday, the Houston Astros dropped to 10-29, the worst record in baseball. That comes out to a winning percentage of .256, just a hair above the .250 mark (40-120) that the 1962 Mets managed in their first season of play. This has everyone wondering: Can the Astros break that mark and become the new gold standard of futility?
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