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The Worst Teams To Win A Championship

24/7 Tempo Logo By Grant Suneson of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 2 of 26: > Regular season record: 92-70 (0.568 win pct.)
> Regular season scoring: 685 runs scored, 609 runs allowed
> Star player: Lonnie Smith
With 11 World Series titles, the St. Louis Cardinals franchise has put together some incredible teams. The 1982 squad is one of the most surprising championship teams it ever had. World Series winners tend to win more than 60% of their games during the regular season, but this team won less than 57%. The Cardinals were slumping toward the end of the season, losing five of their final seven games. Like all good teams, however, they got hot at the right time, sweeping the Atlanta Braves to win the NL pennant before beating the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games to win the World Series.

25. 1982 St. Louis Cardinals

> Regular season record: 92-70 (0.568 win pct.)
> Regular season scoring: 685 runs scored, 609 runs allowed
> Star player: Lonnie Smith

With 11 World Series titles, the St. Louis Cardinals franchise has put together some incredible teams. The 1982 squad is one of the most surprising championship teams it ever had. World Series winners tend to win more than 60% of their games during the regular season, but this team won less than 57%. The Cardinals were slumping toward the end of the season, losing five of their final seven games. Like all good teams, however, they got hot at the right time, sweeping the Atlanta Braves to win the NL pennant before beating the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games to win the World Series.

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