Credit to Jayson Stark for the headline and this remarkable stat (via Baseball Reference):
In the history of baseball, only three other teams have had regulars (at least 400 plate appearances) finish with batting averages below .200.
- 1917 Cleveland Indians: Steve O’Neill (.184) and Joe “Doc” Evans (.190)
- 1901 Philadelphia Phillies: Bill Hallman (.184) and Monte Cross (.197)
- 1886 Baltimore Orioles: Milt Scott (.190) and Mike Muldoon (.199)
The Bravos will be the first of those teams to finish in first place.
By the way, the Brothers U combined to go hitless in 6 AB’s Saturday, with four strikeouts.