Padres still on pace to have worst season ever

Losers

The 1969 Padres finished with a record of 52-110, the worst in the Padres' long and storied history. That's a winning percentage of .321. The 2012 Padres winning percentage hasn't dipped that low yet, but after 70 games they're two games behind the original club.

Being the worst won't be easy though. They'll have to compete with a '69 team that went 26-92 (.283) the rest of the way. I believe this team can compete. They seem like the type of guys that could fail this miserably.

When the Padres are competing it's always fun to watch the divisional standings. With the 2012 season deemed "unsalvageable" by its GM, let's follow the team in its race to humiliate itself and our fair city. It's like we're competing against a team of ghosts. Like a nightmarish Field of Dreams or like Mario racing the ghost track leader in Mario Kart.


Worst Padres Team Ever Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
1969 San Diego Padres 26 44 .371 0 Lost 5
2012 San Diego Padres 24 46 .342 2 Lost 3

(updated 6.22.2012 at 8:28 AM PDT)



If the season ended today (I wish), the Padres would be the second worst team in history. Go Padres!

Rk Year Tm Lg G W L Ties W-L% Top Player Managers
1 1969 San Diego Padres NL West 162 52 110 0 .321 O.Brown (2.5) Preston Gomez (52-110)
2 2012 San Diego Padres NL West 70 24 46 0 .343 C.Headley (2.2) Buddy Black (24-46)
3 1973 San Diego Padres NL West 162 60 102 0 .370 D.Roberts (3.1) Don Zimmer (60-102)
4 1974 San Diego Padres NL West 162 60 102 0 .370 D.Freisleben (3.3) John McNamara (60-102)
5 1981 San Diego Padres NL West 110 41 69 0 .373 G.Richards (2.6) Frank Howard (41-69)
6 1993 San Diego Padres NL West 162 61 101 0 .377 G.Harris (4.8) Jim Riggleman (61-101)
7 1972 San Diego Padres NL West 153 58 95 0 .379 N.Colbert (5.2) Preston Gomez (4-7) and Don Zimmer (54-88)
8 1971 San Diego Padres NL West 161 61 100 0 .379 D.Roberts (7.3) Preston Gomez (61-100)
9 1970 San Diego Padres NL West 162 63 99 0 .389 C.Gaston (4.8) Preston Gomez (63-99)
10 2008 San Diego Padres NL West 162 63 99 0 .389 B.Giles (4.5) Buddy Black (63-99)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/22/2012.
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