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Worst MLB Teams of the Modern Era

As I began to review the worst MLB Teams of the Modern Era, I learned a lot about bad play.

While professionals have been playing the game since the late 1800s, the popularity of the sport really began to pick up in the 1920s.  That helped spawn some great stars and some lopsided rosters.  Many of which you’ll find below in our list of worst ever.

For a long time the Chicago Cubs were deemed to be a hopeless franchise.  That all changed in 2016 when they shocked the world and beat the Cleveland Indians for the title.  Many fans think it was well worth the wait of 108 years since their last title.

Here is my list of the worst teams of all time and a brief explanation of why.

* Cleveland Spiders 1899 (20-134, .130)

In 1899, the owners of this team purchased the St. Louis Browns. The Spider’s roster was decimated, sending the players elsewhere., which became the worst baseball team in history.

* Pittsburgh Alleghenys 1890 (23-113, .169)

The Pittsburgh Alleghenys did well between 1882 and 1890, compiling a 441-617 record, finishing above .500- only twice. At the end of the teams life, the owners brought back their former players and reformed the Pittsburgh Pirates.

* St. Louis Browns 1897 (29-102, .221)

In the beginning, the team never won more than thirty games. Thy closed the season with twenty-nine wins.

* Philadelphia Athletics 1916 (36-117, 235)

This team held the record for so many losses for 87 years, until 2003 when the Detroit Tigers came along.

* Boston Braves 1935 (38-115, .248)

The owner, Emil Fuchs, was ousted after he traded away the legendary Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth at this time, could barley swing. Due to his failures, he retired from the team after batting on .181 with six home runs and 72 at bats. Emil Fuchs, was ousted as the Boston Braves owner. The Braves remained a team until 1953, when they moved to Milwaukee and then on to Atlanta.

* New York Mets 1962 (40-120, .250)

This team has a record of 120 losses. Other than having “Marvelous Marvin,” the team was the worst.

* Washington Senators 1904 (38-113, .252)

In 1904, the team couldn’t score or hit. They continued to fail as a team, until 1960, when they moved to Minnesota and became the Twins.

* Detroit Tigers 2003 (43-119, .265)

In 2003, the Detroit Tigers suffered an incredible 38-118 mark after 156 games and it seemed like 120 losses was a certainty.  Then, they went out and won five of their last six games to keep it under 120.  Still, this is the record for losses in a single season.

* Baltimore Orioles 1988 (54-107)

The Baltimore Orioles are a team that has up-and-down with wins and losses, but in 1988, they were the worst they had ever been.

* LA Dodgers 2004 (48-104)

The LA Dodgers had a terrible year in 2004, when they lost the most games in franchise history.

Baseball is a classic game, and many people yearn every year- to be taken out to the ball game. Some MLB teams have terrible rankings, and become deemed as one of the worst teams in modern era.

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Best Miami Marlins Players of All Time

The Miami Marlins have had a surprising amount of success so far in their short history. The team overcame many odds to win a couple of championships in the last 20 years. The Marlins was formed in 1993 and have continued to surprise many people with their winning abilities.

The fan base of this club has been volatile due to them having successful seasons only to dismantle their championship rosters and start on the next rebuild.

It is still a young club compared to others but has managed to win more World Series titles than a lot of other teams. Due to having some World Series championship teams, the club has employed some of the best players in the game.  There are plenty of names that will end up in the Hall of Fame, and this article goes through and looks at some of the best of all-time.

Jose Fernandez
Fernandez played for Miami Marlins as a starting pitcher. He made his debut for the team back in 2008. He is perhaps of the most celebrated starter from this club because he helped in winning a bunch of games for not very good teams during his stay in the club. He won the National League Rookie of the Year award, but his life was cut short this last winter when he died in a boating accident. In his honor, the club decided to retire his jersey number. He’ll be a fan favorite for many as he was a Cuban defector who had a great career after coming to the US.

Miguel Cabrera
Miguel is a Venezuelan who started his career with the Miami Marlins. He made his debut for the club back in 2003 and won many accolades both on his own and together with the team. He has since moved on to the Detroit Tigers, but he’s been even more successful there.  He’s won the AL MVP two times, and is a four-time winner of AL Batting Champion. He has over twenty other awards that he earned for individual effort while he played at the club. He was a regular player for the Marlins for about four seasons since his debut before signing with the Tigers in 2012. No player during his time could come any closer to his hitting techniques which made him a global baseball star.

Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo is an American baseball player who played for the Marlins since getting called up to the show. He made his debut back in 2010 and has been a powerful home run hitter ever since. He is 29 years old and has managed to win several individual and team awards. Many fans love him for his outstanding abilities to hit the ball. He is a three-time MLB all-star and Hank Aaron Award winner in the National League. He has a long way to go with the Marlins after being signed to a new deal which will see him stay for more years with the club.

Gary Sheffield
Gray Sheffield is a retired MLB player. He played with eight clubs in the MLB but his period at the Marlins was the peak of his career. He played multiple positions such as right field, left field and also as a third basemen. He is one player who could fit in any area and produce an outstanding performance. The coach and fans loved home for his abilities to play in any role that was given to him helping the team to titles. Gary is still ranked among the top hitters of all time despite retiring from active playing roles.

There are other notable names of players who have been to the club. The efforts of players like Hanley Ramirez, Josh Beckett, and Derrick Lee among others cannot be overlooked.

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