Worst Teams in the History of Every Sport

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10. 1904 Washington Senators
> League: MLB
> Record: 38-113-6
> Run differential: -1.9 runs per game

Three years before Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson joined them, the Senators posted a winning percentage of just .252, with three pitchers losing at least 23 games. The hapless Senators were the butt of the joke at the time: Washington was first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League.

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9. 1932 Boston Red Sox
> League: MLB
> Record: 43-111
> Run differential: -2.3 runs per game

The 1932 Red Sox lost the most games in team history. They only won 15 games in the first half of the season and trailed the pennant-winning New York Yankees by as many as 65 games.

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8. 2003 Detroit Tigers
> League: MLB
> Record: 43-119
> Run differential: -2.1 runs per game

The Tigers fell one game short of tying the 1962 New York Mets for the most losses in Major League Baseball since 1900. Pitchers Mike Maroth and Jeremy Bonderman combined for 40 losses and the team’s earned run average was 5.30. The Tigers were shut out 17 times.

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7. 2008 Detroit Lions
> League: NFL
> Record: 0-16-0
> Point differential: -15.6 points per game

The 2008 Detroit Lions were the first NFL team to go winless in all 16 games. The Lions defense gave up 517 points or more than 32 points per game..

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6. 1962 New York Mets
> League: MLB
> Record: 40-120-1
> Run differential: -2.1 runs per game

The Mets brought in aging baseball stars Richie Ashburn and Gil Hodges in their first season. However, they posted the most losses by a Major League Baseball team in the league’s modern era.