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Speaking of Chase Headley, even though he's not the offensive force he was for the second half of 2012, his departure leaves the San Diego Padres, already the worst lineup in baseball, with a chance to make some history—and not the good kind.
This is a club with a collective .217/.277/.377 triple-slash line for the year, and each of those three categories represents the worst in baseball this season—by, like, a lot.
But that .217 average and .277 on-base percentage also would be the worst in the sport since—get this—1969, which is when MLB had to lower the mound to stop the pitchers from just pwning (yes, with a "p") batters all the time.
This isn't the first time San Diego has been this inept with the sticks either. The two lowest OBPs in that time frame (.283 in 1972 and .285 in 1969, respectively) both belong to—you guessed it—the Padres.
All of this, by the way, includes the Padres' season-high 13-run outburst against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
Statistics are accurate through July 25 and come from MLB.com, Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs, except where otherwise noted.
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