The 20 worst seasons in Minnesota Twins franchise history

Seattle wins sixth straight

The ugliness known as the “Twins 2011 season” persisted last night as Minnesota came back from a 4-1 deficit to lead 7-4 going to 8th inning only to allow two runs in the 8th, the tying run in the 9th, and the eventual game winner in the 10th, as the Mariners won their sixth straight, 8-7.

In his return from the disabled list, Jim Thome homered twice in a losing cause.

This season is beginning to show signs of a disaster of historic proportions for the Twins, who right now possess the worst record in Minnesota history for the franchise that began life as the Washington Senators.

Take a look:

Rk Year Tm Lg G W L Ties W-L% Finish
1 1904 Washington Senators AL 157 38 113 6 .252 8th of 8
2 1909 Washington Senators AL 156 42 110 4 .276 8th of 8
3 1903 Washington Senators AL 140 43 94 3 .314 8th of 8
4 1907 Washington Senators AL 154 49 102 3 .325 8th of 8
5 1949 Washington Senators AL 154 50 104 0 .325 8th of 8
6 2011 Minnesota Twins AL Central 46 15 31 0 .326 5th of 5
7 1955 Washington Senators AL 154 53 101 0 .344 8th of 8
8 1957 Washington Senators AL 154 55 99 0 .357 8th of 8
9 1948 Washington Senators AL 154 56 97 1 .366 7th of 8
10 1906 Washington Senators AL 151 55 95 1 .367 7th of 8
11 1982 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 60 102 0 .370 7th of 7
12 1981 Minnesota Twins AL West 110 41 68 1 .376 7th of 7
13 1956 Washington Senators AL 155 59 95 1 .383 7th of 8
14 1995 Minnesota Twins AL Central 144 56 88 0 .389 5th of 5
15 1999 Minnesota Twins AL Central 161 63 97 1 .394 5th of 5
16 1958 Washington Senators AL 156 61 93 2 .396 8th of 8
17 1919 Washington Senators AL 142 56 84 2 .400 7th of 8
18 1951 Washington Senators AL 154 62 92 0 .403 7th of 8
19 1959 Washington Senators AL 154 63 91 0 .409 8th of 8
20 1942 Washington Senators AL 151 62 89 0 .411 7th of 8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/24/2011.