1916 Philadelphia Athletics

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1916 Philadelphia Athletics / Franchise: Oakland Athletics / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 36-117, Finished 8th in American League (1916 AL)

Managed by Connie Mack

Ballpark: Shibe Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1916 Philadelphia Athletics had the worst winning percentage in American League history (.235). They finished 40 games behind the 7th place Washington Senators! They also held the AL record for most losses, with 117, until passed by the 2003 Detroit Tigers, who had 2 more losses, but in 12 more games.

Standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 91 63 .591 --
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 2
Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 4
New York Yankees 80 74 .519 11
St. Louis Browns 79 75 .513 12
Cleveland Indians 77 77 .500 14
Washington Senators 76 77 .497 14½
Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 .235 54½

Further Reading[edit]

  • John G. Robertson and Andy Saunders: A’s Bad as It Gets: Connie Mack’s Pathetic Athletics of 1916, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7864-7818-7
  • Jonathan Weeks: Cellar Dwellers: The Worst Teams in Baseball History, Scarecrow Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Lanham, MD, 2012. ISBN 978-0-8108-8532-5