In most team sports, the hallmark of a great team is the number of championships theyve won. In our greatest franchise in MLB history ranking, well take those heavily into account, with some more important metrics included, from pennants to playoff appearances and franchise record.
This methodology does favor older clubs, as theyve had the most opportunity to rack up postseason appearances but when were talking about the all-time franchises, could relatively new teams really even be considered?
We awarded points based on the following scale:
World Series Win: 500 points
World Series Loss: 250 points
Playoff Appearances: 100 points
Wins: 1 point
Losses: -1 point
We took all seasons of the franchise into account and wins/losses are accurate as of games ended on May 16, 2017.
Without further adieu, lets get to the least successful MLB franchise of all-time and countdown to the greatest.