Worst start for the first 31 games of the MLB season

The Chicago White Sox have started off their 2024 season going 6-25. How bad is that? It’s the 6th worst start in MLB history. How does that compare to other teams?

The 12 worst starts for the first 31 games of the season

TeamYearRecord after 31 games
BAL19884-27
CHC19815-26
PIT19525-26
BOS19325-26
PHI19045-26
CHW20246-25
OAK20236-25
DET20036-25
PHI19286-25
SLB19106-25
BOS19066-25
WSH19046-25

Curious to see a team from last year appear in this all-time list (Oakland). Well, not too curious, because know all about Oakland’s season last year. But just on a statistic level seeing two back-to-back seasons with a team having a start like this.

I have a feeling the White Sox won’t continue this pace.

How did each of these teams do by the end of the season?

The median final record of all 11 teams is .305, which would give the Sox a 49-113 season. So just about what Oakland did last year.

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