Worst Teams in the History of Every Sport

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5. 2011-12 Charlotte Bobcats
> League: NBA
> Record: 7-59
> Point differential: -13.9 points per game

Even a season that was abbreviated by a lockout could not spare the Charlotte Bobcats from recording the NBA’s worst winning percentage ever. They closed out the campaign with a 23-game losing streak.

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4. 1992-93 Dallas Mavericks
> League: NBA
> Record: 11-71
> Point differential: -15.2 points per game

Long before Dirk Nowitzki would lead the Mavericks to an NBA championship, the Dallas club suffered through an 11-win season in which the team gave up more than 100 points in all but six games. The Mavericks lost 19 games in a row at one point.

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3. 1916 Philadelphia Athletics
> League: MLB
> Record: 36-117-1
> Run differential: -2.1 runs per game

The A’s were in the midst of a stretch in which the once-dominant Philadelphia club would finish last for seven straight seasons. Three pitchers — Elmer Myers, Bullet Joe Bush, and Jack Nabors — all lost at least 20 games. The team slugged just 19 home runs and scored only 447 runs. Its winning percentage of .235 was the lowest in franchise history.

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2. 1974-75 Washington Capitals
> League: NHL
> Record: 8-67-5
> Goal differential: -3.3 goals per game

The expansion NHL team managed to score just 181 goals in 80 games, while Capitals goaltenders posted a goals against average of 5.54. Goaltender Michel Belhumeur was winless in 24 games.

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1. 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
> League: NFL
> Record: 0-14
> Point differential: -20.5 points per game

The Tampa Buccaneers went winless in their first season in the NFL, and lost by an average of almost three touchdowns a game. The Bucs were shut out five times in their maiden season