The Philadelphia Phillies are the losingest franchise in major league history. (The Braves are the second-losingest, actually, but we’ve been in existence far longer.) For their career, the franchise is 1057 games below .500, and their seven total league pennants is by far the lowest among all of the original National League franchises. Their franchise winning percentage is .473, one point lower than the Miami Marlins, who are at .474.
In the 130-season history of the franchise, the team has lost at least 100 games 14 times, and has only finished first 13 times.