As Michael Malthouse, the coach of Australian Rules football club Carlton, equals a long held coaching record this weekend, Tony de Bolfo looks at the sporting synergy of numbers.
The Greenville Doorbells were the worst team in the history of Professional League Baseball (hereafter “PLB”). Admitted to PLB after the strike-shortened 1981 campaign, the Doorbells had managed one winning season (1996) and one non-losing season (1988) over the previous two decades. Greenville served as a graveyard for aging stars, has-been prospects, and drug-addicted journeymen. […]