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1962: 40-120, Last place in NL
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1962: 40-120, Last place in NL
"Can't anybody here play this game?" manager Casey Stengel wondered aloud during the Mets' 1962 campaign. For the most part, the answer was no. The Mets lost in historic ways during their inaugural season, dropping their first nine games before finally getting a win and losing seven games by 10 runs or more. They finished last in the majors in batting average (.240) and ERA (5.04) and their 120 losses are a major-league record that still stands today.

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Worst Mets seasons

Think the Mets are bad this year? Here's proof that they have a long way to go to live up to their losing legacy.

--Compiled by Mike Casey

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