CHICAGO – When it comes to baseball in Chicago, this has been one awful summer.
The Cubs and White Sox are poised to finish last in their respective divisions in the same year for the second time, joining the 1948 season. The 186 losses for Chicago's two major league teams through Monday night's games are the most for the city since they combined to lose 188 times during the 1980 season, according to STATS.
Decades after Ernie Banks declared "Let's play two" during his time with the Cubs, it seems as if one more game is one too many for the Windy City.
All those losses have taken a toll on the attendance at Chicago's two ballparks. Attendance is down for the White Sox and the Cubs.