The Worst Teams Of All Time Part 44. The 1990 New York Yankees


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.

New York Yankees

This is a tale of how a storied franchise, perhaps the most storied franchise in all of sports, hit rock bottom. And why it was a good thing.

The New York Yankees have a rich tradition of winning. That’s an understatement. 27 World Series titles, by far the most in Major League Baseball. Some of the greatest players in the history of baseball have donned the pinstripes. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter. That’s a who’s who in baseball. All of them were Yankees through and through. In short, this is a legendary franchise.

But in 1990, things weren’t great in The Bronx. The Yankees…

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