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Arizona Diamondbacks finish challenging, loss-filled season

An Arizona Diamondbacks season plagued with difficulties came to an end on Sunday, as the team misses the playoffs for the fourth straight year.

In 2021, the team had its second-worst win-loss record in 24 seasons.

The Diamondbacks end the season with 52 wins and 110 losses, tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the worst in Major League Baseball this season.

Arizona finished the first month of play with a 14-12 record, but a streak of 13 straight losses in May sent the team to the bottom of the National League West, where it stayed for the rest of the season.

The team also lost 17 straight games in June, and set a record for most consecutive road game losses with 23.

Because the Diamondbacks tied with the Orioles for the worst record in the league, the franchise will select second overall in the 2022 MLB Draft next summer.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.