The MLB season concludes with the World Series. During the best of seven series, two teams battle it out for the championship title. 

No team has come close to dominance in the World Series like the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers have the most World Series titles out of any MLB franchise by large margins with 27 wins. The St. Louis Cardinals have the second most with 11, and the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox each have nine.

There are other teams in the league who are still waiting for their chance to bask in the glory of a World Series win. Out of the 30 teams that make up the MLB, there are six that have never won a World Series. The Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies and Tampa Bay Rays have not won the championship yet. The Rangers, Padres, Rockies, Brewers and Rays have been to the World Series in the past but have not been able to secure the win. The Mariners are the only team in the MLB that has yet to make a World Series appearance. 


Read below for a look back at past winners, dating all the way back to the first World Series in 1903. 


2022 marked a second World Series win for the Houston Astros. The Astros were able to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games to secure their win. The Astros first championship came just a few years prior, in 2017. 

The Atlanta Braves marked their fourth World Series championship in 2021, and the Los Angeles Dodgers earned their seventh win in 2020. 

2022: Houston Astros 

2021: Atlanta Braves 

2020: Los Angeles Dodgers 

The World Series in the 2010s saw some long streaks being broken. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908. The Kansas City Royals won the World Series for the first time since 1985. The Washington Nationals won the title for the first time ever. The San Francisco Giants won three titles in five years. The New York Yankees did not win in the decade – the first time that’s happened since the 1980s.

2019: Washington Nationals 

2018: Boston Red Sox 

2017: Houston Astros

2016: Chicago Cubs 

2015: Kansas City Royals

2014: San Francisco Giants 

2013: Boston Red Sox 

2012: San Francisco Giants 

2011: St. Louis Cardinals 

2010: San Francisco Giants 


The New York Yankees bookended the 2000s with their 26th and 27th World Series championships — the team’s first since 2000. The Boston Red Sox took home their first title since 1918 in 2004, coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the American League Championship Series against the Yankees. The Florida Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks also took home championships in the decade.

The Anaheim Angels won their first World Series in 2002 with a comeback against the San Francisco Giants. 2002 marked the franchise’s only World Series win to date. 

2009: New York Yankees 

2008: Philadelphia Phillies 

2007: Boston Red Sox 

2006: St. Louis Cardinals 

2005: Chicago White Sox

2004: Boston Red Sox 

2003: Florida Marlins 

2002: Anaheim Angels

2001: Arizona Diamondbacks 

2000: New York Yankees 

The Yankees and the Atlanta Braves dominated the 1990s. Atlanta won the Series in 1995 and won the National League Championship Series in 1991, 1992, 1996, and 1999 but only have the one ring to show for it. The Yankees took home three titles in four years and then won in 2000. The Marlins won their first World Series in 1997 over the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds started the decade with a title over the Oakland A’s. The Toronto Blue Jays won back-to-back titles – the first Canadian team to win.

1994 marked the first time in MLB history where no World Series game was played. This was due to a players’ strike that lasted throughout the postseason, leading to the cancelation of the World Series during that year. 


1999: New York Yankees

1998: New York Yankees 

1997: Florida Marlins 

1996: New York Yankees 

1995: Atlanta Braves

1994: No World Series 

1993: Toronto Blue Jays 

1992: Toronto Blue Jays

1991: Minnesota Twins 

1990: Cincinnati Reds 

The Athletics and Giants played in the Bay Area series, which had a terrifying earthquake interrupt play for a bit. The New York Mets added to the Boston Red Sox’s headaches with a dramatic victory in 1986. The Los Angeles Dodgers were the only team to win the World Series twice in the 10-year period.

1980 was the first championship win for the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies defeated the Royals in six games, with the final match up on Oct. 21, 1980. 

1989: Oakland Athletics 

1988: Los Angeles Dodgers

1987: Minnesota Twins 

1986: New York Mets

1985: Kansas City Royals

1984: Detroit Tigers 

1983: Baltimore Orioles

1982: St. Louis Cardinals 

1981: Los Angeles Dodgers 

1980: Philadelphia Phillies

The Athletics dominated the 1970s, winning three consecutive titles from 1972 to 1974. The Reds and the Yankees also won back-to-back titles in the era. Dynasties were born in this era.

1979: Pittsburgh Pirates 

1978: New York Yankees

1977: New York Yankees 

1976: Cincinnati Reds 

1975: Cincinnati Reds 

1974: Oakland Athletics

1973: Oakland Athletics 

1972: Oakland Athletics 

1971: Pittsburgh Pirates 

1970: Baltimore Orioles


The “Miracle” Mets capped off the 1960s with the franchise’s first-ever World Series, defeating the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles 4-1. The Yankees and Dodgers each had two World Series victories in the decade.

1969: New York Mets

1968: Detroit Tigers 

1967: St. Louis Cardinals

1966: Baltimore Orioles 

1965: Los Angeles Dodgers 

1964: St. Louis Cardinals 

1963: Los Angeles Dodgers

1962: New York Yankees 

1961: New York Yankees 

1960: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Yankees reigned supreme in the 1950s, appearing in the World Series more often than not. From 1949 to 1954, the Yankees were consecutive World Series champions. In 1956, they came back for another win and won again in 1958. 

1959: Los Angeles Dodgers 

1958: New York Yankees 

1957: Milwaukee Braves 

1956: New York Yankees 

1955: Brooklyn Dodgers

1954: New York Yankees 

1953: New York Yankees 

1952: New York Yankees

1951: New York Yankees

1950: New York Yankees

It was more of the same in the 1940s. The Yankees and Cardinals dominated in the MLB, each winning multiple championships. During this time, the Yankees brought home four titles and would continue their winning streak into the 50s. The Cardinals were right behind, with three World Series wins through the 40s. 

1949: New York Yankees

1948: Cleveland Indians 

1947: New York Yankees

1946: St. Louis Cardinals

1945: Detroit Tigers 

1944: St. Louis Cardinals

1943: New York Yankees

1942: St. Louis Cardinals

1941: New York Yankees

1940: Cincinnati Reds 

The Yankees and Cardinals had the most World Series wins in the 1930s, with the Philadelphia Athletics and the Detroit Tigers also winning championships. The Yankees finished the 1930s winning the final four World Series of the decade. The Yankees won five total World Series titles in the 1930s. The Cardinals also had two titles.


1939: New York Yankees 

1938: New York Yankees 

1937: New York Yankees 

1936: New York Yankees 

1935: Detroit Tigers

1934: St. Louis Cardinals

1933: New York Yankees 

1932: New York Yankees

1931: St. Louis Cardinals 

1930: Philadelphia Athletics

The Yankees won their first World Series in 1923 with Babe Ruth, Wally Pipp and Herb Pennock on the team. The team would win three titles in that decade. The New York Giants also had two titles.

1929: Philadelphia Athletics

1928: New York Yankees

1927: New York Yankees 

1926: St. Louis Cardinals 

1925: Pittsburgh Pirates 

1924: Washington Senators 

1923: New York Yankees

1922: New York Giants

1921: New York Giants

1920: Cleveland Indians

The Red Sox dominated the 1910s. Boston won four World Series titles including their last one of the century in 1918. It would take until 2004 for them to win a title again and legend holds it was because the team sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees. Whether it was true or not, “The Curse of the Bambino” paid enormous dividends for the Red Sox and the Yankees.

The league was also plagued by the Black Sox Scandal in the 1919 World Series which saw eight players, including “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, being accused of throwing the World Series. All men involved were banned from baseball. 

The Philadelphia Athletics had a strong year with back to back victories, starting off with their first World Series win in 1910 and another in 1911. In 1913, they won the World Series a third time. 

1919: Cincinnati Reds 

1918: Boston Red Sox 

1917: Chicago White Sox

1916: Boston Red Sox 

1915: Boston Red Sox 

1914: Boston Braves 

1913: Philadelphia Athletics 

1912: Boston Red Sox 

1911: Philadelphia Athletics

1910: Philadelphia Athletics

There was no Major League Baseball World Series prior to the 1903 season. National League teams would either play each other or American Association teams. From 1884 to 1892, the Providence Grays, St. Louis Browns, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants and Boston Americans would all be champions before the 1903 game.

The Boston Americans defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 in a best-of-eight-games series. The next World Series would be played in 1905.

1909: Pittsburgh Pirates 

1908: Chicago Cubs

1907: Chicago Cubs

1906: Chicago White Sox

1905: New York Giants 

1904: No postseason 

1903: Boston Americans