I was just noticing that if the Cardinals win the Series this year, at 83-78 they would have the worst regular season record of any World Series champion in all of baseball history, not counting the drastically strike-shortened 1981 season and the drastically war-shortened 1918 season. And that includes several other years that were not so drastically shortened by strikes, and all of the 154 game seasons.
In fact, the Cardinals also have a worse record than 100 of the 101 World Series losers, with the sole exception of the 82-79 1973 New York Mets.
It would be ironic if this were the year the Cardinals won it, because this is certainly the weakest team of all the seven different Cardinals squads Tony LaRussa has taken into the postseason over the last decade.
What do you guys think? Are the Cardinals the worst team in World Series history? Who would the other candidates be?
**Note: photo of Al Reyes, former Cards reliever, has been replaced with photo of Anthony Reyes.