Since that 1986 championship, New York has returned to the World Series twice, but has come up short each times, losing to the Yankees in 2000 and the Kansas City Royals in 2015. During the franchise's existence, the Athletics have won nine World Series titles. However, just four of those championships came after the club relocated from Philadelphia in 1954. The other five were won before the move.
The Yankees currently hold the all-time record with 26 World Series wins and 27 losses. They are also the only team to win multiple championships back-to-back (1992-1993).
The Yanks last title came in 2009 when they beat the Phillies in 6 games. Their most recent loss came in Game 7 of the ALDS against the Houston Astros. That was tied at 3 going into the 9th before falling 8-7 in 11 innings.
Overall, the Yankees have won or lost every year except 1973 when they finished second behind the Oakland A's.
They've also made the playoffs every year except 1995 when they fell one game short of making it.
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27 World Series championships The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball club headquartered in New York City's Bronx borough. The Yankees are one of the most recognized and successful sports clubs in history, having won a record 27 World Series victories and 40 American League (AL) pennants. The Yankees played their first game on April 17, 1903, at Columbia Park in Manhattan, winning 1-0 over the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1957, the team moved to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
They are also the only major league team to have its name engraved on the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Yankees have been affiliated with multiple other Major League teams throughout their history, including the Boston Red Sox (1946-1947), Chicago White Sox (1920), Cleveland Indians (1904-1905), Detroit Tigers (1899), Philadelphia Phillies (1898), Pittsburgh Pirates (1897), and St. Louis Browns (1901-1903).
After playing in New York for nearly 80 years, the Yankees announced their move to Washington D.C. in 2020. The club will play its home games at George M. Steinbrenner Field in The Bronx beginning with the 2021 season.
New York has hosted the World Series five times, most recently in 2009 when the Yankees defeated Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 at Yankee Stadium.
The New York team has won the World Series a record 27 times, with the St. Louis Cardinals being their closest opponent in terms of titles. The National League has won 16 times.
Both leagues have eight franchises that have appeared in the Series. However, only two teams from the same city have met in the Series since 1914 - the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers. Prior to this century, three other cities had both a National League and American League franchise participate in the Series: Chicago (White Sox vs. Cubs), Cleveland (Indians vs. Red Sox) and Pittsburgh (Pirates vs. Reds).
In addition, there are four other metropolitan areas where both a National League and American League team have competed in the Series: Boston, Detroit, Houston and Los Angeles.
Although not considered major league cities according to the official definition, Montreal and Toronto each have one appearance by an American League team. In fact, no Canadian city has more than one American League team now; however, when the Montreal Royals played from 1969-72, they were awarded the title of "World Champion" by Major League Baseball because of their strong performance during that period.