Best/Worst Seasons: Giants and Tigers

We have looked 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

In the final segment, here are the best and the worst seasons of the two teams who met in the 2012 World Series.

Best: Giants

Rk Year Tm W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 1904 New York Giants 106 47 5 .693 1st of 8
2 1905 New York Giants 105 48 2 .686 1st of 8 Won WS (4-1)
3 1993 San Francisco Giants 103 59 0 .636 2nd of 7
4 1962 San Francisco Giants 103 62 0 .624 1st of 10 Lost WS (4-3)
5 1912 New York Giants 103 48 3 .682 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3)
6 1913 New York Giants 101 51 4 .664 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-1)
7 2003 San Francisco Giants 100 61 0 .621 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-1)
8 1911 New York Giants 99 54 1 .647 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-2)
9 1951 New York Giants 98 59 0 .624 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-2)
10 1917 New York Giants 98 56 4 .636 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-2)
11 1908 New York Giants 98 56 3 .636 2nd of 8
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: Giants

Rk Year Tm W L Ties W-L% Finish
1 1985 San Francisco Giants 62 100 0 .383 6th of 6
2 1943 New York Giants 55 98 3 .359 8th of 8
3 1984 San Francisco Giants 66 96 0 .407 6th of 6
4 1996 San Francisco Giants 68 94 0 .420 4th of 4
5 1946 New York Giants 61 93 0 .396 8th of 8
6 2007 San Francisco Giants 71 91 0 .438 5th of 5
7 1979 San Francisco Giants 71 91 0 .438 4th of 6
8 2008 San Francisco Giants 72 90 0 .444 4th of 5
9 1992 San Francisco Giants 72 90 0 .444 5th of 6
10 1974 San Francisco Giants 72 90 0 .444 5th of 6
11 1899 New York Giants 60 90 3 .400 10th of 12
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Best: Tigers

Rk Year W L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs
1 1984 104 58 0 .642 1st of 7 Won WS (4-1)
2 1968 103 59 2 .636 1st of 10 Won WS (4-3)
3 1961 101 61 1 .623 2nd of 10
4 1934 101 53 0 .656 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3)
5 1915 100 54 2 .649 2nd of 8
6 1987 98 64 0 .605 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (4-1)
7 1909 98 54 6 .645 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3)
8 2011 95 67 0 .586 1st of 5 Lost ALCS (4-2)
9 2006 95 67 0 .586 2nd of 5 Lost WS (4-1)
10 1950 95 59 3 .617 2nd of 8
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Generated 3/3/2013.

Worst: Tigers

Rk Year W L Ties W-L% Finish
1 2003 43 119 0 .265 5th of 5
2 1996 53 109 0 .327 5th of 5
3 2002 55 106 0 .342 5th of 5
4 1952 50 104 2 .325 8th of 8
5 1989 59 103 0 .364 7th of 7
6 1975 57 102 0 .358 6th of 6
7 1998 65 97 0 .401 5th of 5
8 2001 66 96 0 .407 4th of 5
9 1953 60 94 4 .390 6th of 8
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Generated 3/3/2013.