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 dreaded Sports Illustrated cover jinx. For those who don’t know, there is an urban legend about making the cover of the famous magazine. If someone or a team is on the cover of Sports Illustrated prior to an event or season, that athlete or teams performs poorly right thereafter. Which is precisely what happened to the Cleveland Indians in 1987.
The Indians were tagged to win the American League East in 1987, after years of futility. Instead they hit rock bottom. The Tribe finished with a record of 61-101, the worst record in Major League Baseball in 1987. Manager Pat Corrales was fired midway through the season and replaced by Doc Edwards…
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