WORLD SERIES

Who are the MLB World Series winners by year?

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB). Here's the full list of champions since it was first played in 1903.

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Who are the MLB World Series winners by year?

The Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series championship is a best-of-seven playoff between the champions of baseball's National League (NL) and American League (AL).

They have been played since 1903, when the NL and the AL agreed to a postseason series to crown an Interleague champion. Only on two occasions, it didn’t take place: 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 a players' strike.

The first edition was a best-of-nine playoff, as well as those of 1919, 1920, and 1921, but the rest were a best-of-seven.

Although the majority of World Series have been held during the month of October, some of them have also been played during September and November. In fact, the WS extended into November for the first time in 2001.

List of winners

A total of 116 Series have been played, with 66 victories for the AL champion and 50 for the NL champion. The New York Yankees of the AL have played in 40 World Series, winning 27, the most championship appearances and most victories. They won a record five consecutive WS from 1949 to 1953.

The Dodgers of the NL have the most losses with 14, while the Yankees have the most defeats among AL teams with 13. The St. Louis Cardinals have become champions 11 times, the most among NL clubs and second-most all-time behind the Yankees.

In 1955 the MVP Award was given for the first time, with Brooklyn's Johnny Podres taking the honor. 37 years later, in 1992, the Series was played outside of the United States for the first time, with the Toronto Blue Jays defeating the Braves in six games.

Another date worth remembering is 2016, as the Cubs ended the longest drought in World Series history, winning their first Fall Classic since 1908.

World Series winners: full list

YearWinning teamManagerGamesLosing teamManager
1903 Boston Americans (1, 1–0) Jimmy Collins 5–3[V] Pittsburgh Pirates (1, 0–1) Fred Clarke
1904 No World Series
1905 New York Giants (1, 1–0) John McGraw 4–1 Philadelphia Athletics (1, 0–1) Connie Mack
1906 Chicago White Sox (1, 1–0) Fielder Jones 4–2 Chicago Cubs (1, 0–1) Frank Chance
1907 Chicago Cubs (2, 1–1) Frank Chance 4–0–(1)[T] Detroit Tigers (1, 0–1) Hugh Jennings
1908 Chicago Cubs (3, 2–1) Frank Chance 4–1 Detroit Tigers (2, 0–2) Hugh Jennings
1909 Pittsburgh Pirates (2, 1–1) Fred Clarke 4–3 Detroit Tigers (3, 0–3) Hugh Jennings
1910 Philadelphia Athletics (2, 1–1) Connie Mack 4–1 Chicago Cubs (4, 2–2) Frank Chance
1911 Philadelphia Athletics (3, 2–1) Connie Mack 4–2 New York Giants (2, 1–1) John McGraw
1912 Boston Red Sox (2, 2–0) Jake Stahl 4–3–(1)[T] New York Giants (3, 1–2) John McGraw
1913 Philadelphia Athletics (4, 3–1) Connie Mack 4–1 New York Giants (4, 1–3) John McGraw
1914 Boston Braves (1, 1–0) George Stallings 4–0 Philadelphia Athletics (5, 3–2) Connie Mack
1915 Boston Red Sox (3, 3–0) Bill Carrigan 4–1 Philadelphia Phillies (1, 0–1) Pat Moran
1916 Boston Red Sox (4, 4–0) Bill Carrigan 4–1 Brooklyn Robins (1, 0–1) Wilbert Robinson
1917 Chicago White Sox (2, 2–0) Pants Rowland 4–2 New York Giants (5, 1–4) John McGraw
1918 Boston Red Sox (5, 5–0) Ed Barrow 4–2 Chicago Cubs (5, 2–3) Fred Mitchell
1919 Cincinnati Reds (1, 1–0) Pat Moran 5–3[V] Chicago White Sox (3, 2–1) Kid Gleason
1920 Cleveland Indians (1, 1–0) Tris Speaker 5–2[V] Brooklyn Robins (2, 0–2) Wilbert Robinson
1921 New York Giants (6, 2–4) John McGraw 5–3[V] New York Yankees (1, 0–1) Miller Huggins
1922 New York Giants (7, 3–4) John McGraw 4–0–(1)[T] New York Yankees (2, 0–2) Miller Huggins
1923 New York Yankees (3, 1–2) Miller Huggins 4–2 New York Giants (8, 3–5) John McGraw
1924 Washington Senators (1, 1–0) Bucky Harris 4–3 New York Giants (9, 3–6) John McGraw
1925 Pittsburgh Pirates (3, 2–1) Bill McKechnie 4–3 Washington Senators (2, 1–1) Bucky Harris
1926 St. Louis Cardinals (1, 1–0) Rogers Hornsby 4–3 New York Yankees (4, 1–3) Miller Huggins
1927 New York Yankees (5, 2–3) Miller Huggins 4–0 Pittsburgh Pirates (4, 2–2) Donie Bush
1928 New York Yankees (6, 3–3) Miller Huggins 4–0 St. Louis Cardinals (2, 1–1) Bill McKechnie
1929 Philadelphia Athletics (6, 4–2) Connie Mack 4–1 Chicago Cubs (6, 2–4) Joe McCarthy
1930 Philadelphia Athletics (7, 5–2) Connie Mack 4–2 St. Louis Cardinals (3, 1–2) Gabby Street
1931 St. Louis Cardinals (4, 2–2) Gabby Street 4–3 Philadelphia Athletics (8, 5–3) Connie Mack
1932 New York Yankees (7, 4–3) Joe McCarthy 4–0 Chicago Cubs (7, 2–5) Charlie Grimm
1933 New York Giants (10, 4–6) Bill Terry 4–1 Washington Senators (3, 1–2) Joe Cronin
1934 St. Louis Cardinals (5, 3–2) Frank Frisch 4–3 Detroit Tigers (4, 0–4) Mickey Cochrane
1935 Detroit Tigers (5, 1–4) Mickey Cochrane 4–2 Chicago Cubs (8, 2–6) Charlie Grimm
1936 New York Yankees (8, 5–3) Joe McCarthy 4–2 New York Giants (11, 4–7) Bill Terry
1937 New York Yankees (9, 6–3) Joe McCarthy 4–1 New York Giants (12, 4–8) Bill Terry
1938 New York Yankees (10, 7–3) Joe McCarthy 4–0 Chicago Cubs (9, 2–7) Gabby Hartnett
1939 New York Yankees (11, 8–3) Joe McCarthy 4–0 Cincinnati Reds (2, 1–1) Bill McKechnie
1940 Cincinnati Reds (3, 2–1) Bill McKechnie 4–3 Detroit Tigers (6, 1–5) Del Baker
1941 New York Yankees (12, 9–3) Joe McCarthy 4–1 Brooklyn Dodgers (3, 0–3) Leo Durocher
1942 St. Louis Cardinals (6, 4–2) Billy Southworth 4–1 New York Yankees (13, 9–4) Joe McCarthy
1943 New York Yankees (14, 10–4) Joe McCarthy 4–1 St. Louis Cardinals (7, 4–3) Billy Southworth
1944 St. Louis Cardinals (8, 5–3) Billy Southworth 4–2 St. Louis Browns (1, 0–1) Luke Sewell
1945 Detroit Tigers (7, 2–5) Steve O'Neill 4–3 Chicago Cubs (10, 2–8) Charlie Grimm
1946 St. Louis Cardinals (9, 6–3) Eddie Dyer 4–3 Boston Red Sox (6, 5–1) Joe Cronin
1947 New York Yankees (15, 11–4) Bucky Harris 4–3 Brooklyn Dodgers (4, 0–4) Burt Shotton
1948 Cleveland Indians (2, 2–0) Lou Boudreau 4–2 Boston Braves (2, 1–1) Billy Southworth
1949 New York Yankees (16, 12–4) Casey Stengel 4–1 Brooklyn Dodgers (5, 0–5) Burt Shotton
1950 New York Yankees (17, 13–4) Casey Stengel 4–0 Philadelphia Phillies (2, 0–2) Eddie Sawyer
1951 New York Yankees (18, 14–4) Casey Stengel 4–2 New York Giants (13, 4–9) Leo Durocher
1952 New York Yankees (19, 15–4) Casey Stengel 4–3 Brooklyn Dodgers (6, 0–6) Charlie Dressen
1953 New York Yankees (20, 16–4) Casey Stengel 4–2 Brooklyn Dodgers (7, 0–7) Charlie Dressen
1954 New York Giants (14, 5–9) Leo Durocher 4–0 Cleveland Indians (3, 2–1) Al Lopez
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers (8, 1–7) Walter Alston 4–3 New York Yankees (21, 16–5) Casey Stengel
1956 New York Yankees (22, 17–5) Casey Stengel 4–3 Brooklyn Dodgers (9, 1–8) Walter Alston
1957 Milwaukee Braves (3, 2–1) Fred Haney 4–3 New York Yankees (23, 17–6) Casey Stengel
1958 New York Yankees (24, 18–6) Casey Stengel 4–3 Milwaukee Braves (4, 2–2) Fred Haney
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers (10, 2–8) Walter Alston 4–2 Chicago White Sox (4, 2–2) Al Lopez
1960 Pittsburgh Pirates (5, 3–2) Danny Murtaugh 4–3 New York Yankees (25, 18–7) Casey Stengel
1961 New York Yankees (26, 19–7) Ralph Houk 4–1 Cincinnati Reds (4, 2–2) Fred Hutchinson
1962 New York Yankees (27, 20–7) Ralph Houk 4–3 San Francisco Giants (15, 5–10) Alvin Dark
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers (11, 3–8) Walter Alston 4–0 New York Yankees (28, 20–8) Ralph Houk
1964 St. Louis Cardinals (10, 7–3) Johnny Keane 4–3 New York Yankees (29, 20–9) Yogi Berra
1965 Los Angeles Dodgers (12, 4–8) Walter Alston 4–3 Minnesota Twins (4, 1–3) Sam Mele
1966 Baltimore Orioles (2, 1–1) Hank Bauer 4–0 Los Angeles Dodgers (13, 4–9) Walter Alston
1967 St. Louis Cardinals (11, 8–3) Red Schoendienst 4–3 Boston Red Sox (7, 5–2) Dick Williams
1968 Detroit Tigers (8, 3–5) Mayo Smith 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals (12, 8–4) Red Schoendienst
1969 New York Mets (1, 1–0) Gil Hodges 4–1 Baltimore Orioles (3, 1–2) Earl Weaver
1970 Baltimore Orioles (4, 2–2) Earl Weaver 4–1 Cincinnati Reds (5, 2–3) Sparky Anderson
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates (6, 4–2) Danny Murtaugh 4–3 Baltimore Orioles (5, 2–3) Earl Weaver
1972 Oakland Athletics (9, 6–3) Dick Williams 4–3 Cincinnati Reds (6, 2–4) Sparky Anderson
1973 Oakland Athletics (10, 7–3) Dick Williams 4–3 New York Mets (2, 1–1) Yogi Berra
1974 Oakland Athletics (11, 8–3) Alvin Dark 4–1 Los Angeles Dodgers (14, 4–10) Walter Alston
1975 Cincinnati Reds (7, 3–4) Sparky Anderson 4–3 Boston Red Sox (8, 5–3) Darrell Johnson
1976 Cincinnati Reds (8, 4–4) Sparky Anderson 4–0 New York Yankees (30, 20–10) Billy Martin
1977 New York Yankees (31, 21–10) Billy Martin 4–2 Los Angeles Dodgers (15, 4–11) Tommy Lasorda
1978 New York Yankees (32, 22–10) Bob Lemon 4–2 Los Angeles Dodgers (16, 4–12) Tommy Lasorda
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (7, 5–2) Chuck Tanner 4–3 Baltimore Orioles (6, 2–4) Earl Weaver
1980 Philadelphia Phillies (3, 1–2) Dallas Green 4–2 Kansas City Royals (1, 0–1) Jim Frey
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers (17, 5–12) Tommy Lasorda 4–2 New York Yankees (33, 22–11) Bob Lemon
1982 St. Louis Cardinals (13, 9–4) Whitey Herzog 4–3 Milwaukee Brewers[L1] (1, 0–1) Harvey Kuenn
1983 Baltimore Orioles (7, 3–4) Joe Altobelli 4–1 Philadelphia Phillies (4, 1–3) Paul Owens
1984 Detroit Tigers (9, 4–5) Sparky Anderson 4–1 San Diego Padres (1, 0–1) Dick Williams
1985 Kansas City Royals (2, 1–1) Dick Howser 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals (14, 9–5) Whitey Herzog
1986 New York Mets (3, 2–1) Davey Johnson 4–3 Boston Red Sox (9, 5–4) John McNamara
1987 Minnesota Twins (5, 2–3) Tom Kelly 4–3 St. Louis Cardinals (15, 9–6) Whitey Herzog
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers (18, 6–12) Tommy Lasorda 4–1 Oakland Athletics (12, 8–4) Tony La Russa
1989 Oakland Athletics (13, 9–4) Tony La Russa 4–0 San Francisco Giants (16, 5–11) Roger Craig
1990 Cincinnati Reds (9, 5–4) Lou Piniella 4–0 Oakland Athletics (14, 9–5) Tony La Russa
1991 Minnesota Twins (6, 3–3) Tom Kelly 4–3 Atlanta Braves (5, 2–3) Bobby Cox
1992 Toronto Blue Jays (1, 1–0) Cito Gaston 4–2 Atlanta Braves (6, 2–4) Bobby Cox
1993 Toronto Blue Jays (2, 2–0) Cito Gaston 4–2 Philadelphia Phillies (5, 1–4) Jim Fregosi
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
1996 New York Yankees (34, 23–11) Joe Torre 4–2 Atlanta Braves (8, 3–5) Bobby Cox
1997 Florida Marlins[W] (1, 1–0) Jim Leyland 4–3 Cleveland Indians (5, 2–3) Mike Hargrove
1998 New York Yankees (35, 24–11) Joe Torre 4–0 San Diego Padres (2, 0–2) Bruce Bochy
1999 New York Yankees (36, 25–11) Joe Torre 4–0 Atlanta Braves (9, 3–6) Bobby Cox
2000 New York Yankees (37, 26–11) Joe Torre 4–1 New York Mets[W] (4, 2–2) Bobby Valentine
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks (1, 1–0) Bob Brenly 4–3 New York Yankees (38, 26–12) Joe Torre
2002 Anaheim Angels[W] (1, 1–0) Mike Scioscia 4–3 San Francisco Giants[W] (17, 5–12) Dusty Baker
2003 Florida Marlins[W] (2, 2–0) Jack McKeon 4–2 New York Yankees (39, 26–13) Joe Torre
2004 Boston Red Sox[W] (10, 6–4) Terry Francona 4–0 St. Louis Cardinals (16, 9–7) Tony La Russa
2005 Chicago White Sox (5, 3–2) Ozzie Guillén 4–0 Houston Astros[W][L2] (1, 0–1) Phil Garner
2006 St. Louis Cardinals (17, 10–7) Tony La Russa 4–1 Detroit Tigers[W] (10, 4–6) Jim Leyland
2007 Boston Red Sox (11, 7–4) Terry Francona 4–0 Colorado Rockies[W] (1, 0–1) Clint Hurdle
2008 Philadelphia Phillies (6, 2–4) Charlie Manuel 4–1 Tampa Bay Rays (1, 0–1) Joe Maddon
2009 New York Yankees (40, 27–13) Joe Girardi 4–2 Philadelphia Phillies (7, 2–5) Charlie Manuel
2010 San Francisco Giants (18, 6–12) Bruce Bochy 4–1 Texas Rangers (1, 0–1) Ron Washington
2011 St. Louis Cardinals[W] (18, 11–7) Tony La Russa 4–3 Texas Rangers (2, 0–2) Ron Washington
2012 San Francisco Giants (19, 7–12) Bruce Bochy 4–0 Detroit Tigers (11, 4–7) Jim Leyland
2013 Boston Red Sox (12, 8–4) John Farrell 4–2 St. Louis Cardinals (19, 11–8) Mike Matheny
2014 San Francisco Giants[W] (20, 8–12) Bruce Bochy 4–3 Kansas City Royals[W] (3, 1–2) Ned Yost
2015 Kansas City Royals (4, 2–2) Ned Yost 4–1 New York Mets (5, 2–3) Terry Collins
2016 Chicago Cubs (11, 3–8) Joe Maddon 4–3 Cleveland Indians (6, 2–4) Terry Francona
2017 Houston Astros (2, 1–1) A. J. Hinch 4–3 Los Angeles Dodgers (19, 6–13) Dave Roberts
2018 Boston Red Sox (13, 9–4) Alex Cora 4–1 Los Angeles Dodgers (20, 6–14) Dave Roberts
2019 Washington Nationals[W] (1, 1–0) Dave Martinez 4–3 Houston Astros (3, 1–2) A. J. Hinch
2020 Los Angeles Dodgers (21, 7–14) Dave Roberts 4–2 Tampa Bay Rays (2, 0–2) Kevin Cash

Numbers in parentheses in the table are World Series appearances as of the date of that World Series

Winning team and losing team columns indicate the number of times that team has appeared in a World Series as well as each respective team's World Series record to date. (Source Wikipedia)