“Most losses, nobody wants it!” Oakland in 2023 as seen by a 1962 Mets legend

The Oakland Athletics of 2023 are challenging the New York Mets of 1962. What would a legend who played for the Mets back then think?

Ed Craneful (79), who debuted in the big leagues as a member of the 1962 Mets and played 18 seasons with the Mets, shared his thoughts on the 2023 Oakland Athletics, who are challenging the 1962 Mets’ record of 40 wins and 120 losses, in an interview with the New York Post published on the 5th (KST).

“I don’t think anybody who played for the Mets in 1962 is going to say, ‘Oh, shit, our record’s been broken’ (by Oakland),” he said.

The Mets, who entered the major leagues as a rookie team in 1962, tasted the bitterness of the big leagues with a record of 40 wins and 120 losses. It remains their lowest win total since the league went to a 162-game format.

In 2023, Oakland is challenging that record. As of five days ago, they sit in last place with a 12-49 record. Their winning percentage is just 19.7 per cent. They’ve allowed 418 runs while scoring 206. At this rate, they will surpass the 1962 Mets’ record.스포츠토토

“Nobody wants that record,” Craneful said. It happens, and it happened in New York. It’s a record you want to forget. It’s not a record I’m proud of at all. It’s not a record that anybody wants to be associated with,” he said of the record for most losses.

After winning just 40 games in 1962, the Mets hovered around the .500 mark for a while before winning the World Series in 1969.

“I’d rather think about 1969 (when they won the World Series) and 1973 (when they went to the World Series). I’m more disappointed that we lost the World Series in 1973. 1962 doesn’t mean anything,” he said, cutting short the 1962 season as a memory he’d rather forget.

Finally, he left a message of encouragement for his younger counterparts, saying that it was okay for the 1962 Mets to remain the losingest team in baseball because Oakland finished the season with more wins than them.

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