What they lacked in talent (and they lacked talent), the Mets made up for in characters. Casey Stengel's bumbling losers gave Jimmy Breslin enough material for a classic book, Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?
1 1899 Cleveland Spiders
The Spiders' owners cannibalized their roster to stock their other franchise, in St. Louis, leaving a team that drew so poorly that opponents often refused to go to Cleveland because their share of the gate wouldn't cover expenses. As a result, a record that will never be broken: The Spiders had 101 road losses.