The 2000 New York Yankees won the World Series despite David Cone’s 4-14 record during the regular season. Did any other World Series champion have a pitcher with a worse record?

No other World Series champion has ever had a pitcher with a worse record than the Yankees’ David Cone. However, one other championship team was able to win despite a 4-14 record by one of its starters. The 1980 Philadelphia Phillies overcame starter Randy Lerch‘s 4-14 record (5.16 ERA) to defeat the Kansas City Royals in six games. Lerch, who made 22 starts and 8 relief appearances during the regular season, was left off the postseason roster.