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.
The Detroit Tigers are a proud organization with a rich history. Some of the greatest players of all time donned the Tigers uniform. From Ty Cobb to Hank Greenberg to Al Kaline to Kirk Gibson. The Tigers are an important part of the history of baseball.
However, in 2003, the Tigers made history for all the wrong reasons. The Tigers lost 119 games that year, breaking an American League record set way back in 1916 by the Philadelphia Athletics, who lost 117 games that season. In fact, only the 1962 New York Mets and the 1899 Cleveland Spiders lost more games than the Tigers.
The trouble began for the season started, as the…
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