The worst modern baseball team

The 1962 Mets went 40-120. They lost more games than any team since 1889. They had two 20-game losers (Roger Craig 10-24) and Al Jackson (8-20). Jackson was tied for second in the league with four shutouts. Jay Hook was 6-19. Craig Anderson was 3-17.

I saw one of the wins at the Polo Grounds. Roger Craig, who went 10-24 that year, pitched for the Mets. Joey Jay, who went 21-14, pitched for the defending National League champion Reds. Here’s the box score.

Jimmy Breslin wrote an excellent book about the season called Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

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