The Pittsburgh Pirates have 18-consecutive losing seasons, an all-time mark.
In those 31 years, the Phillies had just one winning season (1932). And even that year they finished just 78-76.
Just think about that for a second...31 years of consistent awfulness!
They lost 100 games 12 times, and had a five-year stretch of 100-plus defeats from 1938-1942. Remember, they played just 154 games back then.
Their compiled record, 1,752-2,941, was a winning percentage of just .373. In today's 162-game schedule, that's an average-record equivalent of approximately 60-102.
At least there were two teams in Philadelphia back then for fans to choose from.