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Five. Zero. Fifty.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

How many times has that happened in franchise history? According the broadcast on Thursday night:

Zero.

The great teams of the forties and sixties, the eighties Whiteyball teams, the MV3 years of the early aughts, and none have had as many as fifty wins on July 1? That just cannot be correct.

Year Wins Losses Win % Extrapolated Total Wins Actual Total Wins Difference Total games played
1918 24 38 0.387 50 51 1 129
1919 26 34 0.433 59 54 -5 137
1920 34 32 0.515 79 75 -4 154
1921 34 33 0.507 78 87 9 153
1922 38 30 0.559 86 85 -1 154
1923 33 35 0.485 74 79 5 153
1924 25 42 0.373 57 65 8 154
1925 33 34 0.493 75 77 2 153
1926 39 31 0.557 86 89 3 154
1927 39 26 0.600 92 92 0 154
1928 46 26 0.639 98 95 -3 154
1929 36 30 0.545 83 78 -5 152
1930 34 32 0.515 79 92 13 154
1931 42 25 0.627 97 101 4 154
1932 34 33 0.507 78 72 -6 154
1933 39 30 0.565 86 82 -4 153
1934 39 27 0.591 90 95 5 153
1935 36 29 0.554 85 96 11 154
1936 43 26 0.623 96 87 -9 154
1937 35 27 0.565 87 81 -6 154
1938 28 31 0.475 72 71 -1 151
1939 33 28 0.541 83 92 9 153
1940 25 34 0.424 65 84 19 153
1941 48 23 0.676 103 97 -6 153
1942 39 27 0.591 91 106 15 154
1943 37 24 0.607 93 105 12 154
1944 43 19 0.694 107 105 -2 154
1945 36 29 0.554 85 95 10 154
1946 37 29 0.561 86 96 10 154
1947 34 27 0.557 86 89 3 154
1948 35 29 0.547 84 85 1 154
1949 40 28 0.588 91 96 5 154
1950 38 27 0.585 89 78 -11 153
1951 35 32 0.522 80 81 1 154
1952 39 34 0.534 82 88 6 154
1953 41 29 0.586 90 83 -7 154
1954 34 36 0.486 75 72 -3 154
1955 31 38 0.449 69 68 -1 154
1956 36 33 0.522 80 76 -4 154
1957 39 30 0.565 87 87 0 154
1958 37 32 0.536 83 72 -11 154
1959 35 39 0.473 73 71 -2 154
1960 35 35 0.500 77 86 9 154
1961 31 39 0.443 68 80 12 154
1962 43 34 0.558 90 84 -6 162
1963 45 32 0.584 91 93 2 156
1964 37 38 0.493 80 93 13 162
1965 35 41 0.461 74 80 6 161
1966 38 38 0.500 81 83 2 162
1967 44 28 0.611 98 101 3 161
1968 47 30 0.610 99 97 -2 162
1969 37 41 0.474 77 87 10 162
1970 37 38 0.493 80 76 -4 162
1971 40 39 0.506 82 90 8 162
1972 36 33 0.522 81 75 -6 156
1973 37 38 0.493 80 81 1 162
1974 40 34 0.541 87 86 -1 161
1975 37 37 0.500 81 82 1 162
1976 31 42 0.425 69 72 3 162
1977 42 33 0.560 91 83 -8 162
1978 30 48 0.385 62 69 7 162
1979 38 34 0.528 86 86 1 162
1980 31 43 0.419 68 74 6 162
1981* 30 20 0.600 61 59 -2 102
1982 43 34 0.558 90 92 2 162
1983 38 37 0.507 82 79 -3 162
1984 38 41 0.481 78 84 6 162
1985 43 30 0.589 95 101 6 162
1986 32 42 0.432 70 79 9 161
1987 46 29 0.613 99 95 -4 162
1988 37 41 0.474 77 76 -1 162
1989 39 37 0.513 83 86 3 162
1990 32 44 0.421 68 70 2 162
1991 41 34 0.547 89 94 5 162
1992 37 39 0.487 79 83 4 162
1993 46 31 0.597 97 87 -10 162
1994 40 36 0.526 60 53 -7 114
1995 25 37 0.403 58 62 4 143
1996 41 40 0.506 82 88 6 162
1997 40 41 0.494 80 73 -7 162
1998 39 43 0.476 77 83 6 162
1999 38 40 0.487 78 75 -3 161
2000 48 32 0.600 97 95 -2 162
2001 40 40 0.500 81 93 12 162
2002 43 36 0.544 88 97 9 162
2003 43 39 0.524 85 85 0 162
2004 46 32 0.590 96 105 9 162
2005** 50 29 0.633 103 100 -3 162
2006 43 36 0.544 88 83 -5 161
2007 36 42 0.462 75 78 3 162
2008 48 37 0.565 91 86 -5 162
2009 42 38 0.525 85 91 6 162
2010 43 36 0.544 88 86 -2 162
2011 45 38 0.542 88 90 2 162
2012 41 38 0.519 84 88 4 162
2013 49 32 0.605 98 97 -1 162
2014 44 40 0.524 85 90 5 162
2015 48 24 0.667 108 ??? ??? 162

Well... I'll be damn. The only record that matters is the one at the end of the season, but you gotta admit this has been pretty fun.

NO JINX NO JINX NO JINX

* 1981 was the strike-shortened season

**These are records on July 1, so the 2005 team technically did have fifty wins on that date, just after having played a game. That team had forty-nine wins to begin the day.

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