As I said yesterday, in the Seamheads DB we’ve got the 1922-23 Santa Clara team in the Cuban League going 15-12-1 in actually played games, as opposed to 14-13, as other sources have it. Here’s a more detailed explanation.
As of January 12, 1923, Santa Clara stood in second place with a 14-12 record, behind Almendares at 14-11, with Marianao trailing at 11-12. The “G” (“ganados”) column down gives wins, the “P” (“perdidos”) row across gives you losses.
The following day, Marianao protested the first game of a doubleheader they had played in Santa Clara the previous Sunday, on the grounds that it hadn’t originally been scheduled as a doubleheader. The teams had split the two games, Santa Clara taking the morning game, Marianao winning in the afternoon.
The league voted to throw out the morning game, taking a win from Santa Clara and a loss from Marianao. This reduced Santa Clara’s record to 13-12, and improved Marianao’s to 11-11. That day (January 13) Marianao beat Almendares and Santa Clara beat Habana, making Marianao 12-11, and returning Santa Clara to 14-12, tied for first with Almendares. But in games actually played to this point, Santa Clara was 15-12 and Marianao 12-12.
On January 14, Santa Clara announced they were leaving the league. That day Marianao again beat Almendares, and Santa Clara refused to play against Habana, thus forfeiting that game. This made Marianao 13-11, Almendares 14-13, and Santa Clara 14-13, the 13 losses already including one forfeit.
When it became clear that Santa Clara’s decision was permanent, the league then forfeited their entire remaining schedule, giving wins to the other three teams, and saddling Santa Clara with a horrendous 14-40 official record.