5 1942 Phillies
Calling this the worst Phillies team is saying something. Beginning in 1933, Philadelphia finished last or next-to-last in the NL for 13 straight seasons. At their most abject in '42, the Phils scored just 394 runs, or 2.6 per game.
4 1988 Orioles
After dropping its last five spring training games, Baltimore lost 12--0 on Opening Day, when Mike Boddicker balked home two runs. It was a sign of things to come. The O's started the season winless in 21 games, picking up a new nickname: the Zer-O's.
3 1916 Philadelphia Athletics
In a move Marlins fans can relate to, owner-manager Connie Mack tore down his 1914 pennant winner, letting several stars go to the Federal League and selling others. His cheaper squad was roughed up so frequently in '16 that the only other AL team with a losing record was the seventh-place Washington Senators, who were 76--77 and finished 40 games ahead of the A's.
2 1962 Mets