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Angels in position to challenge an MLB record — not a good one

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Los Angeles Angels' Zach Neto swings his bat as he flies into center field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/ Ashley Landis

This is no longer a small sample: with the first third of the season completed, the Angels have put themselves in a position to challenge a major league record for futility.

It’s not that they have the worst home record in MLB this season. The thing is, by winning percentage, they have the worst home record of any MLB team in 85 years.

The Angels are competitive on the road. His record outside of Angel Stadium: 14-14.

Your record after a loss to the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday at Angel Stadium: 6-19, a .240 winning percentage. The only team with a worse percentage in a full season, according to StatMuse: the St. Louis Browns, whose home winning percentage was .234 (18-59) in 1939.

Two years later, the Browns almost moved to Los Angeles. In 1954, they moved to Baltimore and renamed themselves the Orioles.

The coach of those 1939 Browns: Fred Haney. In 1961, when the Angels joined the MLB as an expansion team, they hired Haney as general manager.

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This season’s Angels are on pace to win 19 games at home. Since the 162-game schedule was adopted in 1961, no major league team has won fewer than 22 home games in a season.

The Angels’ plight could get worse before it gets better. On Tuesday they begin a three-game series at home against the New York Yankees, the winningest team in the American League.

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This story originally appeared on Los Angeles Times.

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