2019 REGULAR SEASON DISCUSSION THREAD in Detroit Tigers Posted September 27, 2019 49 minutes ago, chasfh said: Fun fact: of the 2,542 teams that have played big league baseball since 1901, only 17 (less than 1%) finished with a per game run differential of -2 or worse. The 2019 Tigers are about to finish the season as one of them. Note that no other team since 1962 is even on this list. Bonus fun facts: The 18th worst team on the list, aka the closest team to -2 per game Rdiff without attaining -2, is the 1996 Tigers, at -1.98. The next worst big league team on negative Rdiff since 1962 is the 2002 Tigers, 36th overall at -1.80. That's right: the worst four teams since 1962 on per game Rdiff are the Ilitch Tigers. The worst non-Ilitch team since 1962 on per game Rdiff is the 1974 Padres (-1.78). EDIT: I've updated the table for clarity. The Tigers have become like the old Connie Mack A's, just without the historically great teams Mack would occasionally produce.