Let's get something straight: Bad teams do not win the World Series.
This slideshow will take a look at the "worst" teams to ever win a World Series, but that doesn't mean for a second that these are bad teams. It's just not possible.
Baseball's regular season is a long one—162 games. Over that span of time, things have a tendency to straighten themselves out. Fringe teams fizzle out and baseball's good teams compete for the highest honor in the sport.
On the flip side of that token, we also know that the best team does not always win the World Series. In fact, more often than not, the team with the regular season's best record is often left on the outside looking in, leaving the door open for a different team to complete the task.
And that's what this slideshow is really about—teams that we thought had no chance of winning it all, only to go ahead and get the job done. They're the "worst of the best," if you will, but better than almost every team to have ever been assembled.
That's what makes them champions.