The Braves’ Record-Chasing Home Woes

The Braves are a miserable (and remarkable) 2-20 (.091) in home games coming into Friday night’s action. Here are the worst single-season home winning percentages since 1900:

Team-Year W L W-L%
SLB-1939 18 59 .234
BSN-1911 19 54 .260
PHA-1915 19 53 .264
PHI-1923 20 55 .267
NYM-1962 22 58 .275
DET-2003 23 58 .284
BSN-1923 22 55 .286
KCA-1956 22 55 .286
PHI-1961 22 55 .286
PHI-1945 22 55 .286

On the road, Atlanta is a somewhat more respectable 10-14 (.417).

That negative difference between home and road winning percentages (-.326) would be an all-time record. Here are the ten largest negative differences to date:

HOME ROAD
Team-Year W L W-L% Team-Year W L W-L% DIFF
CHC-1994 20 39 .339 CHC-1994 29 25 .537 -.198
PIT-1908 42 35 .545 PIT-1908 56 21 .727 -.182
KCR-1998 29 51 .363 KCR-1998 43 38 .531 -.168
BRO-1948 36 41 .468 BRO-1948 48 29 .623 -.155
PHA-1948 36 41 .468 PHA-1948 48 29 .623 -.155
BOS-1980 36 45 .444 BOS-1980 47 32 .595 -.151
KCR-1981 19 28 .404 KCR-1981 31 25 .554 -.150
CIN-2001 27 54 .333 CIN-2001 39 42 .481 -.148
STL-1928 42 35 .545 STL-1928 53 24 .688 -.143
BSN-1923 22 55 .286 BSN-1923 32 45 .416 -.130

Post-script: After last night’s 4-2 home win over the Marlins, the Braves still have the single season records mentioned above. However, now they need only go 16-42 in their remaining home games to avoid setting the single season mark for worst home winning percentage.

2 thoughts on “The Braves’ Record-Chasing Home Woes

  1. All-Star Break update: At home the Braves are now 13-34, a .277 winning percentage. On the road they are 18-24, .429. The difference in winning percentages is –.152, still among the worst ever, but not historically bad. They can avoid “overtaking” the 1939 Browns for worst home-field performance by winning just six of their remaining 34 home games.

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