Despite Kingman's leading the AL in losses in 1980 with his 8-20 mark for Oakland,
his 3.84 ERA showed enough capability to keep him in the majors. But he was a combined
7-18 in 1981-82, his last full seasons.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 25, 1980:
In a 6–4 loss to the White Sox, Oakland's Brian Kingman (7-20) loses his 20th game. Kingman will finish 8–20, the last 20-game loser of the century and the first to pitch for a winning team (Oakland will be 79–82) since Dolf Luque.
»October 5, 2001:
Albie Lopez throws a 3-hit shutout to beat the Brewers 5–0 and clinch a tie for the Diamondbacks in the NL West. With the win, Lopez avoids becoming the 1st 20-game loser in the majors since Brian Kingman in 1980. Lopez was 5–12 with the Tampa Bay and 3–7 with the D'Backs.