Worst Oakland ever, 15 losses in 17 games, .196 winning percentage, on pace for most ‘130 losses’ in franchise history
Last year,안전놀이터 the “last place” Hanwha Eagles in the KBO had a winning percentage of 3.32%. In 144 games, they won 46, tied 2, and lost 96. They finished an overwhelming 14 games behind the ninth-place Doosan Bears. A humiliating result, but not the worst. In 1982, the first year of professional baseball, the Sammi Superstars won 15 games, lost 65, and earned 1.8 pounds in 80 games. It’s the only team in KBO history to have a winning percentage in the teens.
As of the 24th, the 10th-ranked KT Wiz have a winning percentage of 3.3-3.3 and the 9th-ranked Hanwha have a winning percentage of 3.5-9.
The lowest winning percentage team in Nippon Professional Baseball this season is the Junichi Dragons. They have 14 wins and 28 losses through 24 games.
There could be a 1-in-1 team in the major leagues this season. This is the Oakland Athletics, who are moving to Las Vegas, Nevada.
The A’s lost 1-6 against the Seattle Mariners on April 25. With the score tied at 0-0, the A’s gave up five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The A’s have lost seven in a row and 15 of their last 17 games (two wins) since April 18 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
It’s a downward spiral with no end in sight. They are 10-41 in their last 51 games. Team winning percentage has dropped to 1.9-6.
Fujinami gave up three runs in two innings in a middle relief appearance against Seattle on March 23. AP
Losing. It’s an unimaginable slump.
Oakland, in last place in the American League West, is the only team in the majors with a winning percentage above .500. Outside of Oakland, only four other teams in the AL West have a winning percentage above .500.
Even the 29th-ranked Kansas City Royals (15-36-2.9-4) are within a hair of a win. Outside of those two teams, 28 teams have a winning percentage of 4 or better.
Oakland ranks 30th overall with a team ERA of 6.95 and 28th with a team batting average of 2.22. An overwhelmingly weak bullpen has led to the worst performance.
They’re worse than the 1962 New York Mets, who are considered the worst team of all time. After joining the National League that year, the Mets went 14-37 in 51 games and finished the season with a 40-120 record. Oakland is on pace to reach 130 losses.
The box office is also terrible.
The A’s drew 5325 fans for two games against Arizona at the Oakland Coliseum on Nov. 16-17. The 2064 attendance on the 16th was the lowest home attendance in 44 years.