If you believe what you read, the Phillies may be about to begin a what will be their first 100-loss season since 1961.

If they do so, it would be the 15th in franchise history and the 26th in the city's baseball history, as the Athletics managed 11 triple-digit-loss seasons. That is by far the most by any city that has claimed any of the current major league franchises (since 1900):

 City  100Ls    By Franchise
 Philadelphia    25  Phillies 14, Athletics 11
 Boston    18  Braves 11, Red Sox 7
 Washington     11  Senators 5 & 4, Nationals 2 
 St. Louis    10  Browns 8, Cardinals 2
 New York      8  Mets 6, Yankees 2
 Pittsburgh      7   Pirates 7
 Chicago      6  Cubs 3, White Sox 3
 Detroit      6  Tigers 6
 Cleveland      5  Indians 5
 Kansas City      5  Athletics 4, Royals 1
 San Diego      5  Padres 5
 Seattle      5  Mariners 5
 Houston      3  Astros 3
 Tampa      3  Rays 3
 Toronto      3  Blue Jays 3
 Arlington      2  Rangers 2
 Atlanta      2  Braves 2
 Baltimore      2  Orioles 2
 Brooklyn      2  Dodgers 2
 Miami      2  Marlins 2
 Montreal      2  Expos 2
 Cincinnati      1  Reds 1
 Milwaukee      1  Brewers 1
 Minnesota      1  Twins 1
 Oakland      1  Athletics 1
 Phoenix      1  Diamondbacks 1
 San Francisco        1  Giants 1