Bob Groom

From June 19 through September 25, 1909, Washington rookie Bob Groom set a since-tied major league record by losing 19 consecutive games. He finished the season at 7-26, tying the AL mark for losses. A wild fireballer, he also led the league with 105 walks for the 42-110 Senators. He finally found success in 1912, going 24-13. Jumping to the Federal League in 1914, he did atypically poorly for a ML veteran, losing 20 games. As a St. Louis Brown, Groom no-hit the White Sox in the second game of a May 6, 1917 doubleheader, a day after teammate Ernest Koob had no-hit them. While Chicago went on to win the pennant, Koob went 6-14, and Groom’s 8-19 tied him for the league lead in losses.