Best/Worst: Blue Jays and Nationals

by Bill Chuck on March 11, 2013

Each day we are going to look at the nine best and worst seasons for each ball club.

This is not an examination of how the team did in the postseason, how well everybody got along, or anything else that may have happened other than wins and losses.

Nine to Know

Here are the best and the worst seasons of the two teams whose franchises are rooted in O Canada (and may be meeting in the 2013 World Series).

Best: Blue Jays

These guys haven’t won 90 games since 1989.

Rk Year W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 1985 99 62 0 .615 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (4-3)
2 1992 96 66 0 .593 1st of 7 Won WS (4-2)
3 1987 96 66 0 .593 2nd of 7
4 1993 95 67 0 .586 1st of 7 Won WS (4-2)
5 1991 91 71 0 .562 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (4-1)
6 1989 89 73 0 .549 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (4-1)
7 1984 89 73 1 .549 2nd of 7
8 1983 89 73 0 .549 4th of 7
9 1998 88 74 1 .543 3rd of 5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: Blue Jays

Rk Year W L W-L% Finish
1 1979 53 109 .327 7th of 7
2 1977 54 107 .335 7th of 7
3 1978 59 102 .366 7th of 7
4 1980 67 95 .414 7th of 7
5 2004 67 94 .416 5th of 5
6 2012 73 89 .451 4th of 5
7 1996 74 88 .457 4th of 5
8 1995 56 88 .389 5th of 5
9 2009 75 87 .463 4th of 5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2013.

Best: Nationals

Rk Year Tm W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 2012 Washington Nationals 98 64 0 .605 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-2)
2 1979 Montreal Expos 95 65 0 .594 2nd of 6
3 1993 Montreal Expos 94 68 1 .580 2nd of 7
4 1987 Montreal Expos 91 71 0 .562 3rd of 6
5 1980 Montreal Expos 90 72 0 .556 2nd of 6
6 1996 Montreal Expos 88 74 0 .543 2nd of 5
7 1992 Montreal Expos 87 75 0 .537 2nd of 6
8 1982 Montreal Expos 86 76 0 .531 3rd of 6
9 1990 Montreal Expos 85 77 0 .525 3rd of 6
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: Nationals

Rk Year Tm W L W-L% Finish
1 1969 Montreal Expos 52 110 .321 6th of 6
2 1976 Montreal Expos 55 107 .340 6th of 6
3 2009 Washington Nationals 59 103 .364 5th of 5
4 2008 Washington Nationals 59 102 .366 5th of 5
5 1998 Montreal Expos 65 97 .401 4th of 5
6 2004 Montreal Expos 67 95 .414 5th of 5
7 2000 Montreal Expos 67 95 .414 4th of 5
8 2001 Montreal Expos 68 94 .420 5th of 5
9 1999 Montreal Expos 68 94 .420 4th of 5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2013.
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