List of World Series champions

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Two rows of men in white baseball uniforms. Those in the back row wear dark baseball caps with "P" on them while the men in the front row wear white hats and have "BOSTON" on the chest of their uniforms.
At the first World Series, held in 1903, the Boston Americans (front row) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (back row) in eight games.

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) and concludes the MLB postseason. First played in 1903,[1] the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff and is a contest between the champions of baseball's National League (NL) and American League (AL).[2] Often referred to as the "Fall Classic",[3] the modern World Series has been played every year since 1903 with two exceptions: in 1904, when the NL champion New York Giants declined to play the AL champion Boston Americans; and in 1994, when the series was canceled due to the players' strike.[1][2][4][5]

The best-of-seven style has been the format of all World Series except in 1903, 1919, 1920, and 1921, when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff.[1][2] Although the large majority of contests have been played entirely during the month of October, a small number of Series have also had games played during September and November. The Series-winning team is awarded the Commissioner's Trophy.[6] Players, coaches, and others associated with the team are generally given World Series rings to commemorate their victory; however, they have received other items such as pocket watches and medallions in the past.[7] The winning team is traditionally invited to the White House to meet the President of the United States.

A total of 114 Series have been contested, with the NL champion winning 48 and the AL champion winning 66. The New York Yankees of the AL have played in 40 World Series through 2018—winning 27—the most Series appearances and most victories of any Major League Baseball franchise. The Los Angeles Dodgers of the NL have the most losses with 14. The St. Louis Cardinals have represented the NL 19 times, and won 11 championships, second-most among all teams and most among NL clubs.[3] Both the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers have appeared in more World Series, with 20 each.

The Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals (formerly Montreal Expos) are the only current Major League Baseball franchises to have never appeared in a World Series; the San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers (formerly the 1961–1971 version of the Washington Senators), Tampa Bay Rays, and Milwaukee Brewers (formerly Seattle Pilots) have all played in the Series but have never won. The Toronto Blue Jays are the only franchise from outside the United States to appear in a World Series, winning in 1992 and 1993. The Houston Astros have represented both the NL (2005) and the AL (2017), winning the Series in 2017. The current World Series champions are the Boston Red Sox.

Winners[edit]

Numbers in parentheses in the table are World Series appearances as of the date of that World Series, and are used as follows:

  • Winning team and losing team columns indicate the number of times that team has appeared in a World Series as well as each respective teams' World Series record to date.
  National League team
  American League team
Year Winning team Manager Games Losing team Manager Ref.
1903 Boston Americans (1, 1–0) Jimmy Collins 5–3[V] Pittsburgh Pirates (1, 0–1) Fred Clarke [8]
1904 No World Series [1]
1905 New York Giants (1, 1–0) John McGraw 4–1 Philadelphia Athletics (1, 0–1) Connie Mack [9]
1906 Chicago White Sox (1, 1–0) Fielder Jones 4–2 Chicago Cubs (1, 0–1) Frank Chance [10]
1907 Chicago Cubs (2, 1–1) Frank Chance 4–0–(1)[T] Detroit Tigers (1, 0–1) Hugh Jennings [11]
1908 Chicago Cubs (3, 2–1) Frank Chance 4–1 Detroit Tigers (2, 0–2) Hugh Jennings [12]
1909 Pittsburgh Pirates (2, 1–1) Fred Clarke 4–3 Detroit Tigers (3, 0–3) Hugh Jennings [13]
1910 Philadelphia Athletics (2, 1–1) Connie Mack 4–1 Chicago Cubs (4, 2–2) Frank Chance [14]
1911 Philadelphia Athletics (3, 2–1) Connie Mack 4–2 New York Giants (2, 1–1) John McGraw [15]
1912 Boston Red Sox (2, 2–0) Jake Stahl 4–3–(1)[T] New York Giants (3, 1–2) John McGraw [16]
1913 Philadelphia Athletics (4, 3–1) Connie Mack 4–1 New York Giants (4, 1–3) John McGraw [17]
1914 Boston Braves (1, 1–0) George Stallings 4–0 Philadelphia Athletics (5, 3–2) Connie Mack [18]
1915 Boston Red Sox (3, 3–0) Bill Carrigan 4–1 Philadelphia Phillies (1, 0–1) Pat Moran [19]
1916 Boston Red Sox (4, 4–0) Bill Carrigan 4–1 Brooklyn Robins (1, 0–1) Wilbert Robinson [20]
1917 Chicago White Sox (2, 2–0) Pants Rowland 4–2 New York Giants (5, 1–4) John McGraw [21]
1918 Boston Red Sox (5, 5–0) Ed Barrow 4–2 Chicago Cubs (5, 2–3) Fred Mitchell [22]
1919 Cincinnati Reds (1, 1–0) Pat Moran 5–3[V] Chicago White Sox (3, 2–1) Kid Gleason [23]
1920 Cleveland Indians (1, 1–0) Tris Speaker 5–2[V] Brooklyn Robins (2, 0–2) Wilbert Robinson [24]
1921 New York Giants (6, 2–4) John McGraw 5–3[V] New York Yankees (1, 0–1) Miller Huggins [25]
1922 New York Giants (7, 3–4) John McGraw 4–0–(1)[T] New York Yankees (2, 0–2) Miller Huggins [26]
1923 New York Yankees (3, 1–2) Miller Huggins 4–2 New York Giants (8, 3–5) John McGraw [27]
1924 Washington Senators (1, 1–0) Bucky Harris 4–3 New York Giants (9, 3–6) John McGraw [28]
1925 Pittsburgh Pirates (3, 2–1) Bill McKechnie 4–3 Washington Senators (2, 1–1) Bucky Harris [29]
1926 St. Louis Cardinals (1, 1–0) Rogers Hornsby 4–3 New York Yankees (4, 1–3) Miller Huggins [30]
1927 New York Yankees (5, 2–3) Miller Huggins 4–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (4, 2–2) Donie Bush [31]
1928 New York Yankees (6, 3–3) Miller Huggins 4–0 St. Louis Cardinals (2, 1–1) Bill McKechnie [32]
1929 Philadelphia Athletics (6, 4–2) Connie Mack 4–1 Chicago Cubs (6, 2–4) Joe McCarthy [33]
1930 Philadelphia Athletics (7, 5–2) Connie Mack 4–2 St. Louis Cardinals (3, 1–2) Gabby Street [34]
1931 St. Louis Cardinals (4, 2–2) Gabby Street 4–3 Philadelphia Athletics (8, 5–3) Connie Mack [35]
1932 New York Yankees (7, 4–3) Joe McCarthy 4–0 Chicago Cubs (7, 2–5) Charlie Grimm [36]
1933 New York Giants (10, 4–6) Bill Terry 4–1 Washington Senators (3, 1–2) Joe Cronin [37]
1934 St. Louis Cardinals (5, 3–2) Frank Frisch 4–3 Detroit Tigers (4, 0–4) Mickey Cochrane [38]
1935 Detroit Tigers (5, 1–4) Mickey Cochrane 4–2 Chicago Cubs (8, 2–6) Charlie Grimm [39]
1936 New York Yankees (8, 5–3) Joe McCarthy 4–2 New York Giants (11, 4–7) Bill Terry [40]
1937 New York Yankees (9, 6–3) Joe McCarthy 4–1 New York Giants (12, 4–8) Bill Terry [41]
1938 New York Yankees (10, 7–3) Joe McCarthy 4–0 Chicago Cubs (9, 2–7) Gabby Hartnett [42]
1939 New York Yankees (11, 8–3) Joe McCarthy 4–0 Cincinnati Reds (2, 1–1) Bill McKechnie [43]
1940 Cincinnati Reds (3, 2–1) Bill McKechnie 4–3 Detroit Tigers (6, 1–5) Del Baker [44]
1941 New York Yankees (12, 9–3) Joe McCarthy 4–1 Brooklyn Dodgers (3, 0–3) Leo Durocher [45]
1942 St. Louis Cardinals (6, 4–2) Billy Southworth 4–1 New York Yankees (13, 9–4) Joe McCarthy [46]
1943 New York Yankees (14, 10–4) Joe McCarthy 4–1 St. Louis Cardinals (7, 4–3) Billy Southworth [47]
1944 St. Louis Cardinals (8, 5–3) Billy Southworth 4–2 St. Louis Browns (1, 0–1) Luke Sewell [48]
1945 Detroit Tigers (7, 2–5) Steve O'Neill 4–3 Chicago Cubs (10, 2–8) Charlie Grimm [49]
1946 St. Louis Cardinals (9, 6–3) Eddie Dyer 4–3 Boston Red Sox (6, 5–1) Joe Cronin [50]
1947 New York Yankees (15, 11–4) Bucky Harris 4–3 Brooklyn Dodgers (4, 0–4) Burt Shotton [51]
1948 Cleveland Indians (2, 2–0) Lou Boudreau 4–2 Boston Braves (2, 1–1) Billy Southworth [52]
1949 New York Yankees (16, 12–4) Casey Stengel 4–1 Brooklyn Dodgers (5, 0–5) Burt Shotton [53]
1950 New York Yankees (17, 13–4) Casey Stengel 4–0 Philadelphia Phillies (2, 0–2) Eddie Sawyer [54]
1951 New York Yankees (18, 14–4) Casey Stengel 4–2 New York Giants (13, 4–9) Leo Durocher [55]
1952 New York Yankees (19, 15–4) Casey Stengel 4–3 Brooklyn Dodgers (6, 0–6) Charlie Dressen [56]
1953 New York Yankees (20, 16–4) Casey Stengel 4–2 Brooklyn Dodgers (7, 0–7) Charlie Dressen [57]
1954 New York Giants (14, 5–9) Leo Durocher 4–0 Cleveland Indians (3, 2–1) Al Lopez [58]
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers (8, 1–7) Walter Alston 4–3 New York Yankees (21, 16–5) Casey Stengel [59]
1956 New York Yankees (22, 17–5) Casey Stengel 4–3 Brooklyn Dodgers (9, 1–8) Walter Alston [60]
1957 Milwaukee Braves (3, 2–1) Fred Haney 4–3 New York Yankees (23, 17–6) Casey Stengel [61]
1958 New York Yankees (24, 18–6) Casey Stengel 4–3 Milwaukee Braves (4, 2–2) Fred Haney [62]
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers (10, 2–8) Walter Alston 4–2 Chicago White Sox (4, 2–2) Al Lopez [63]
1960 Pittsburgh Pirates (5, 3–2) Danny Murtaugh 4–3 New York Yankees (25, 18–7) Casey Stengel [64]
1961 New York Yankees (26, 19–7) Ralph Houk 4–1 Cincinnati Reds (4, 2–2) Fred Hutchinson [65]
1962 New York Yankees (27, 20–7) Ralph Houk 4–3 San Francisco Giants (15, 5–10) Alvin Dark [66]
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers (11, 3–8) Walter Alston 4–0 New York Yankees (28, 20–8) Ralph Houk [67]
1964 St. Louis Cardinals (10, 7–3) Johnny Keane 4–3 New York Yankees (29, 20–9) Yogi Berra [68]
1965 Los Angeles Dodgers (12, 4–8) Walter Alston 4–3 Minnesota Twins (4, 1–3) Sam Mele [69]
1966 Baltimore Orioles (2, 1–1) Hank Bauer 4–0 Los Angeles Dodgers (13, 4–9) Walter Alston [70]
1967 St. Louis Cardinals (11, 8–3) Red Schoendienst 4–3 Boston Red Sox (7, 5–2) Dick Williams [71]
1968 Detroit Tigers (8, 3–5) Mayo Smith 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals (12, 8–4) Red Schoendienst [72]
1969 New York Mets (1, 1–0) Gil Hodges 4–1 Baltimore Orioles (3, 1–2) Earl Weaver [73]
1970 Baltimore Orioles (4, 2–2) Earl Weaver 4–1 Cincinnati Reds (5, 2–3) Sparky Anderson [74]
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates (6, 4–2) Danny Murtaugh 4–3 Baltimore Orioles (5, 2–3) Earl Weaver [75]
1972 Oakland Athletics (9, 6–3) Dick Williams 4–3 Cincinnati Reds (6, 2–4) Sparky Anderson [76]
1973 Oakland Athletics (10, 7–3) Dick Williams 4–3 New York Mets (2, 1–1) Yogi Berra [77]
1974 Oakland Athletics (11, 8–3) Alvin Dark 4–1 Los Angeles Dodgers (14, 4–10) Walter Alston [78]
1975 Cincinnati Reds (7, 3–4) Sparky Anderson 4–3 Boston Red Sox (8, 5–3) Darrell Johnson [79]
1976 Cincinnati Reds (8, 4–4) Sparky Anderson 4–0 New York Yankees (30, 20–10) Billy Martin [80]
1977 New York Yankees (31, 21–10) Billy Martin 4–2 Los Angeles Dodgers (15, 4–11) Tommy Lasorda [81]
1978 New York Yankees (32, 22–10) Bob Lemon 4–2 Los Angeles Dodgers (16, 4–12) Tommy Lasorda [82]
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (7, 5–2) Chuck Tanner 4–3 Baltimore Orioles (6, 2–4) Earl Weaver [83]
1980 Philadelphia Phillies (3, 1–2) Dallas Green 4–2 Kansas City Royals (1, 0–1) Jim Frey [84]
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers (17, 5–12) Tommy Lasorda 4–2 New York Yankees (33, 22–11) Bob Lemon [85]
1982 St. Louis Cardinals (13, 9–4) Whitey Herzog 4–3 Milwaukee Brewers[L1] (1, 0–1) Harvey Kuenn [86]
1983 Baltimore Orioles (7, 3–4) Joe Altobelli 4–1 Philadelphia Phillies (4, 1–3) Paul Owens [87]
1984 Detroit Tigers (9, 4–5) Sparky Anderson 4–1 San Diego Padres (1, 0–1) Dick Williams [88]
1985 Kansas City Royals (2, 1–1) Dick Howser 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals (14, 9–5) Whitey Herzog [89]
1986 New York Mets (3, 2–1) Davey Johnson 4–3 Boston Red Sox (9, 5–4) John McNamara [90]
1987 Minnesota Twins (5, 2–3) Tom Kelly 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals (15, 9–6) Whitey Herzog [91]
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers (18, 6–12) Tommy Lasorda 4–1 Oakland Athletics (12, 8–4) Tony La Russa [92]
1989 Oakland Athletics (13, 9–4) Tony La Russa 4–0 San Francisco Giants (16, 5–11) Roger Craig [93]
1990 Cincinnati Reds (9, 5–4) Lou Piniella 4–0 Oakland Athletics (14, 9–5) Tony La Russa [94]
1991 Minnesota Twins (6, 3–3) Tom Kelly 4–3 Atlanta Braves (5, 2–3) Bobby Cox [95]
1992 Toronto Blue Jays (1, 1–0) Cito Gaston 4–2 Atlanta Braves (6, 2–4) Bobby Cox [96]
1993 Toronto Blue Jays (2, 2–0) Cito Gaston 4–2 Philadelphia Phillies (5, 1–4) Jim Fregosi [97]
1994 No World Series due to a players' strike
1995 Atlanta Braves (7, 3–4) Bobby Cox 4–2 Cleveland Indians (4, 2–2) Mike Hargrove [98]
1996 New York Yankees (34, 23–11) Joe Torre 4–2 Atlanta Braves (8, 3–5) Bobby Cox [99]
1997 Florida Marlins[W] (1, 1–0) Jim Leyland 4–3 Cleveland Indians (5, 2–3) Mike Hargrove [100]
1998 New York Yankees (35, 24–11) Joe Torre 4–0 San Diego Padres (2, 0–2) Bruce Bochy [101]
1999 New York Yankees (36, 25–11) Joe Torre 4–0 Atlanta Braves (9, 3–6) Bobby Cox [102]
2000 New York Yankees (37, 26–11) Joe Torre 4–1 New York Mets[W] (4, 2–2) Bobby Valentine [103]
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks (1, 1–0) Bob Brenly 4–3 New York Yankees (38, 26–12) Joe Torre [104]
2002 Anaheim Angels[W] (1, 1–0) Mike Scioscia 4–3 San Francisco Giants[W] (17, 5–12) Dusty Baker [105]
2003 Florida Marlins[W] (2, 2–0) Jack McKeon 4–2 New York Yankees (39, 26–13) Joe Torre [106]
2004 Boston Red Sox[W] (10, 6–4) Terry Francona 4–0 St. Louis Cardinals (16, 9–7) Tony La Russa [107]
2005 Chicago White Sox (5, 3–2) Ozzie Guillén 4–0 Houston Astros[W][L2] (1, 0–1) Phil Garner [108]
2006 St. Louis Cardinals (17, 10–7) Tony La Russa 4–1 Detroit Tigers[W] (10, 4–6) Jim Leyland [109]
2007 Boston Red Sox (11, 7–4) Terry Francona 4–0 Colorado Rockies[W] (1, 0–1) Clint Hurdle [110]
2008 Philadelphia Phillies (6, 2–4) Charlie Manuel 4–1 Tampa Bay Rays (1, 0–1) Joe Maddon [111]
2009 New York Yankees (40, 27–13) Joe Girardi 4–2 Philadelphia Phillies (7, 2–5) Charlie Manuel [112]
2010 San Francisco Giants (18, 6–12) Bruce Bochy 4–1 Texas Rangers (1, 0–1) Ron Washington [113]
2011 St. Louis Cardinals[W] (18, 11–7) Tony La Russa 4–3 Texas Rangers (2, 0–2) Ron Washington [114]
2012 San Francisco Giants (19, 7–12) Bruce Bochy 4–0 Detroit Tigers (11, 4–7) Jim Leyland [115]
2013 Boston Red Sox (12, 8–4) John Farrell 4–2 St. Louis Cardinals (19, 11–8) Mike Matheny [116]
2014 San Francisco Giants[W] (20, 8–12) Bruce Bochy 4–3 Kansas City Royals[W] (3, 1–2) Ned Yost [117]
2015 Kansas City Royals (4, 2–2) Ned Yost 4–1 New York Mets (5, 2–3) Terry Collins [118]
2016 Chicago Cubs (11, 3–8) Joe Maddon 4–3 Cleveland Indians (6, 2–4) Terry Francona [119]
2017 Houston Astros[L2] (2, 1–1) A. J. Hinch 4–3 Los Angeles Dodgers (19, 6–13) Dave Roberts [120]
2018 Boston Red Sox (13, 9–4) Alex Cora 4–1 Los Angeles Dodgers (20, 6–14) Dave Roberts [121]

Series appearances by club[edit]

Appearances by club[edit]

Apps Team League Series Most recent Games Founded
won lost win % win app. won lost tied win % most
recent
win
40 New York Yankees AL 27 13 .675 2009 2009 134 90 1 .598 2009 1903
20 San Francisco Giants
(New York)
NL 8 12 .400 2014 2014 57 57 2 .500 2014 1883
20 Los Angeles Dodgers
(Brooklyn)
NL 6 14 .300 1988 2018 48 64 0 .429 2018 1884
19 St. Louis Cardinals NL 11 8 .579 2011 2013 58 60 0 .492 2013 1882
14 Oakland Athletics
(Kansas City/
Philadelphia)
AL 9 5 .643 1989 1990 41 34 0 .547 1989 1901
13 Boston Red Sox AL 9 4 .692 2018 2018 45 28 1 .620 2018 1901
11 Detroit Tigers AL 4 7 .364 1984 2012 27 37 1 .423 2006 1901
11 Chicago Cubs NL 3 8 .273 2016 2016 23 36 1 .392 2016 1870
9 Cincinnati Reds NL 5 4 .556 1990 1990 26 25 0 .510 1990 1881
9 Atlanta Braves
(Milwaukee/
Boston)
NL 3 6 .333 1995 1999 24 29 0 .453 1996 1871
7 Pittsburgh Pirates NL 5 2 .714 1979 1979 23 24 0 .489 1979 1887
7 Baltimore Orioles
(St. Louis Browns/Milwaukee Brewers)
AL 3 4 .429 1983 1983 21 18 0 .538 1983 1900
7 Philadelphia Phillies NL 2 5 .286 2008 2009 14 23 0 .378 2009 1883
6 Minnesota Twins
(Washington Senators (1901-60)
AL 3 3 .500 1991 1991 19 21 0 .475 1991 1901
6 Cleveland Indians AL 2 4 .333 1948 2016 17 20 0 .459 2016 1901
5 Chicago White Sox AL 3 2 .600 2005 2005 17 13 0 .567 2005 1900
5 New York Mets NL 2 3 .400 1986 2015 13 16 0 .448 2015 1962
4 Kansas City Royals AL 2 2 .500 2015 2015 13 12 0 .520 2015 1969
2 Miami Marlins (Florida) NL 2 0 1.000 2003 2003 8 5 0 .615 2003 1993
2 Toronto Blue Jays AL 2 0 1.000 1993 1993 8 4 0 .667 1993 1977
2 Houston Astros NL/AL[L2] 1 1 .500 2017 2017 4 7 0 .364 2017 1962
2 Texas Rangers
(Washington Senators (1961-71)
AL 0 2 .000 2011 4 8 0 .333 2011 1961
2 San Diego Padres NL 0 2 .000 1998 1 8 0 .111 1984 1969
1 Los Angeles Angels (Anaheim/California) AL 1 0 1.000 2002 2002 4 3 0 .571 2002 1961
1 Arizona Diamondbacks NL 1 0 1.000 2001 2001 4 3 0 .571 2001 1998
1 Tampa Bay Rays AL 0 1 .000 2008 1 4 0 .200 2008 1998
1 Colorado Rockies NL 0 1 .000 2007 0 4 0 .000 1993
1 Milwaukee Brewers
(Seattle Pilots)
AL/NL[L1] 0 1 .000 1982 3 4 0 .429 1982 1969
0 Washington Nationals
(Montreal Expos)
NL 0 0 0 0 0 1969
0 Seattle Mariners AL 0 0 0 0 0 1977

Years of appearance[edit]

In the sortable table below, teams are ordered first by number of appearances, then by number of wins, and finally by year of first appearance. In the "Season(s)" column, bold years indicate winning World Series appearances.

Apps Team Wins Losses Win % Season(s)
40 New York Yankees 27 13 .675 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009
20 San Francisco Giants (New York) 8 12 .400 1905, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1951, 1954, 1962, 1989, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2014
20 Los Angeles Dodgers (Brooklyn) 6 14 .300 1916, 1920, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1988, 2017, 2018
19 St. Louis Cardinals 11 8 .579 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1982, 1985, 1987, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013
14 Oakland Athletics (Kansas City/Philadelphia) 9 5 .643 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990
13 Boston Red Sox (Americans) 9 4 .692 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1946, 1967, 1975, 1986, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2018
11 Detroit Tigers 4 7 .364 1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, 2012
11 Chicago Cubs 3 8 .273 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 2016
9 Cincinnati Reds 5 4 .556 1919, 1939, 1940, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1990
9 Atlanta Braves (Milwaukee/Boston) 3 6 .333 1914, 1948, 1957, 1958, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999
7 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 2 .714 1903, 1909, 1925, 1927, 1960, 1971, 1979
7 Baltimore Orioles (St. Louis Browns/Milwaukee Brewers) 3 4 .429 1944, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1983
7 Philadelphia Phillies 2 5 .286 1915, 1950, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2008, 2009
6 Minnesota Twins (Washington Senators) 3 3 .500 1924, 1925, 1933, 1965, 1987, 1991
6 Cleveland Indians 2 4 .333 1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997, 2016
5 Chicago White Sox 3 2 .600 1906, 1917, 1919, 1959, 2005
5 New York Mets 2 3 .400 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000, 2015
4 Kansas City Royals 2 2 .500 1980, 1985, 2014, 2015
2 Toronto Blue Jays 2 0 1.000 1992, 1993
2 Miami Marlins (Florida) 2 0 1.000 1997, 2003
2 Houston Astros 1 1 .500 2005, 2017
2 San Diego Padres 0 2 .000 1984, 1998
2 Texas Rangers (Washington Senators) 0 2 .000 2010, 2011
1 Arizona Diamondbacks 1 0 1.000 2001
1 Los Angeles Angels
(Anaheim/California/Los Angeles)
1 0 1.000 2002
1 Milwaukee Brewers (Seattle Pilots) 0 1 .000 1982
1 Colorado Rockies 0 1 .000 2007
1 Tampa Bay Rays 0 1 .000 2008
0 Washington Nationals (Montreal Expos) 0 0
0 Seattle Mariners 0 0

Frequent matchups[edit]

The following are the 20 matchups of teams that have occurred two or more times in the World Series. All teams which have participated in these were "Classic Eight" members of either the American or National League; no expansion team (created in 1961 or later) has faced an opponent more than once in a World Series.

Count Matchup Record Years
11 Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees Yankees, 8–3 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1963, 1977, 1978, 1981
7 New York Yankees vs. New York & San Francisco Giants Yankees, 5–2 1921, 1922, 1923, 1936, 1937, 1951, 1962
5 New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals Cardinals, 3–2 1926, 1928, 1942, 1943, 1964
4 Milwaukee & Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees Yankees, 3–1 1957, 1958, 1996, 1999
4 Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals Tied, 2–2 1946, 1967, 2004, 2013
4 Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers Tied, 2–2 1907, 1908, 1935, 1945
4 Philadelphia & Oakland Athletics vs. New York & San Francisco Giants Athletics, 3–1 1905, 1911, 1913, 1989
3 Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Yankees Yankees, 2–1 1939, 1961, 1976
3 Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Cardinals, 2–1 1934, 1968, 2006
2 Boston & Atlanta Braves vs. Cleveland Indians Tied, 1–1 1948, 1995
2 Baltimore Orioles vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pirates, 2–0 1971, 1979
2 Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees Yankees, 2–0 1932, 1938
2 Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Athletics (now Oakland) Athletics, 2–0 1910, 1929
2 Cincinnati Reds vs. Oakland Athletics Tied, 1–1 1972, 1990
2 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics Tied, 1–1 1974, 1988
2 Washington Senators (now Minnesota Twins) vs. New York Giants (now San Francisco) Tied, 1–1 1924, 1933
2 New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies Yankees, 2–0 1950, 2009
2 New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Tied, 1–1 1927, 1960
2 Philadelphia Athletics (now Oakland) vs. St. Louis Cardinals Tied, 1–1 1930, 1931
2 Boston Red Sox vs. Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers Red Sox, 2–0 1916, 2018

Notes[edit]

  • T The 1907, 1912, and 1922 World Series each included one tied game.
  • V The 1903, 1919, 1920, and 1921 World Series were in a best-of-nine format (carried by the first team to win five games).
  • W Indicates a team which made the playoffs as a wild card team (rather than by winning a division).[1]
  • L1 The Brewers were in the American League from 1969–1997, after which they switched to the National League.[122]
  • L2 The Astros were in the National League from 1962–2012, after which they switched to the American League.

See also[edit]

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