This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day.
How to take a World Series Champion and make it into a laughingstock. The Florida Marlins did this to near perfection. In 1997, the Marlins won their first World Series championship in franchise history. In 1998, the Marlins were the worst team in baseball, finishing with a record of 54 wins to go with 108 losses. From first to worst as they say.
How did they do it? It started in the offseason, as the Marlins decided not to renew the contracts of outfielder Moises Alou, first baseman Jeff Conine, staff ace Kevin Brown, starting pitcher Al Leiter, and closer Robb Nen. Alou led the Marlins in home runs (23), and RBIs (115)…
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