Best/Worst: Mariners and Padres

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 two teams who are still looking for the first world championship.

Best: Mariners

Rk Year W L W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 2001 116 46 .716 1st of 4 Lost ALCS (4-1)
2 2003 93 69 .574 2nd of 4
3 2002 93 69 .574 3rd of 4
4 2000 91 71 .562 2nd of 4 Lost ALCS (4-2)
5 1997 90 72 .556 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-1)
6 2007 88 74 .543 2nd of 4
7 2009 85 77 .525 3rd of 4
8 1996 85 76 .528 2nd of 4
9 1991 83 79 .512 5th of 7
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: Mariners

Rk Year W L Ties W-L% Finish
1 1978 56 104 0 .350 7th of 7
2 1980 59 103 1 .364 7th of 7
3 1983 60 102 0 .370 7th of 7
4 2010 61 101 0 .377 4th of 4
5 2008 61 101 0 .377 4th of 4
6 2004 63 99 0 .389 4th of 4
7 1992 64 98 0 .395 7th of 7
8 1977 64 98 0 .395 6th of 7
9 2011 67 95 0 .414 4th of 4
10 1986 67 95 0 .414 7th of 7
11 1979 67 95 0 .414 6th of 7
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Best: Padres

Rk Year W L W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 1998 98 64 .605 1st of 5 Lost WS (4-0)
2 1984 92 70 .568 1st of 6 Lost WS (4-1)
3 1996 91 71 .562 1st of 4 Lost LDS (3-0)
4 2010 90 72 .556 2nd of 5
5 2007 89 74 .546 3rd of 5
6 1989 89 73 .549 2nd of 6
7 2006 88 74 .543 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-1)
8 2004 87 75 .537 3rd of 5
9 1991 84 78 .519 3rd of 6
10 1978 84 78 .519 4th of 6
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: Padres

Rk Year W L W-L% Finish
1 1969 52 110 .321 6th of 6
2 1974 60 102 .370 6th of 6
3 1973 60 102 .370 6th of 6
4 1993 61 101 .377 7th of 7
5 1971 61 100 .379 6th of 6
6 2008 63 99 .389 5th of 5
7 1970 63 99 .389 6th of 6
8 2003 64 98 .395 5th of 5
9 1987 65 97 .401 6th of 6
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2013.