On May 22, 1911, at the South End Grounds III (Boston) Clifford Curtis of the Boston Doves (Braves) sets a major league record by losing his 23rd consecutive game. A 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Curtis had begun the streak by losing a game on June 13, 1910. Curtis will finally win a start against Brooklyn 7-2 on May 26th.
Curtis’ record will eventually be broken by Anthony Young, a luckless right-hander with the New York Mets.
During his lengthy losing streak, Curtis also failed to pick up a win in 28 consecutive starts, which also established a Major League record. This record was tied by Matt Keough (1978–79) and Jo-Jo Reyes (2008–2011).