The New York Yankees won the World Series 27 times between 1923 and 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009. In addition, the Bronx Bombers were co-champions with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1955.
Thus, they have won 28 World Series titles in all. The Yankees are now the most successful franchise in World Series history.
After losing the first two games to the Cardinals in the 1917 World Series, the Yankees won their next nine matches to take home their first championship. The 1927 Yankees are still considered one of the greatest teams in baseball history. They won 116 games including a record 72 wins during the regular season. That number is still today's league-leading total.
Their only loss was to the Chicago White Sox. The Yankees outscored their opponents 589 to 126 over the course of the series. Lefty Grove is credited with helping his team win the first Game 7 in World Series history. He went seven innings and gave up just three hits while striking out eight Cardinals.
In 1978, the Yankees again defeated the Dodgers in six games to claim their third title. It took them just 109 minutes to accomplish this feat. The longest game ever played was also between the Yankees and the Dodgers in 1996.
The New York Yankees have now won three World Series in a row (1998-2000). They won four World Series in a succession from 1936 to 1939. They've also won five World Series in a row, which is the longest title streak in MLB history. The last team to win three in a row was the Chicago Cubs, who from 1907 to 1909. They're still waiting for their third consecutive World Series victory.
The Yankees defeated the San Diego Padres 4-1 in Game 1 of the 2000 World Series. This is the first time that has happened. The only other time it has happened was by the Boston Red Sox in 1946 and 1947. In both of those years, however, the World Series went the full seven games. The Yankees have not come back from a deficit in any game of any series they've played since 1995, when they lost the final two games of the American League Championship Series to the Seattle Mariners.
In addition to its five World Series wins, the Cubs have nine overall victories in the Fall Classic. The most recent loss came in 2007, when the Cubs were beaten by the Detroit Tigers. Before that, they had won in 1945 against an all-American team, and in 1908 over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Cleveland Indians are the most successful team when it comes to winning three in a row. They accomplished this feat in 1952, 1953, and 1954.
The 1927 New York Yankees season was the team's 25th season in the American League. The club ended with a 110-44 record, capturing its sixth pennant and finishing 19 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics, who were tied for first or better for the entire season. The Yankees' average home attendance that year was 1 million, the highest in the AL.
In addition to their six World Series victories, the Yankees earned seven more playoff appearances, including five consecutive from 1934 to 1938, when they won three more titles. Their overall mark of 12 championships is also a league high.
The Yankees have been considered one of the most successful franchises in baseball history, having won more than 100 games five times and led the AL in wins four other seasons. They have appeared in the World Series every year since their debut in 1920, winning three out of four titles available during that period.
Their dominance can be seen by their regular season records over the last eight years: 2007: 107-45; 2006: 109-43; 2005: 106-46; 2004: 101-51; 2003: 104-48; 2002: 97-55; 2001: 95-59. All told, the Yankees have finished first or second in the AL nine out of those eight years, winning at least 90 games each time except in 2000 when they went 77-85.
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. Their dominance on the field has led to their being called "America's Team."
The Yankees originally formed as the New York Highlanders in 1901 in Baltimore, Maryland. After two seasons, they moved to New York where they have been located ever since. Over the years, several other New York-based teams have played in World Series competitions including the New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers, and New York Mets. However, only the Yankees have had any real success outside of New York - winning 11 World Series titles between 1949 and 1990 and further appearing in three more Series during that time.
In 1992, the Yankees left New York for good when they relocated to Tampa Bay Florida. But even though they no longer play in New York, they remain one of the most popular teams in America with their loyal fans still calling themselves the "Yankees".
New York has hosted the most number of events at the Olympic Games with 24 gold medals across eight different sports. The city is also home to nine World Championships, six NFL Pro Bowls, and one NCAA Final Four.
Yankees of New York Through 2020, the American League's New York Yankees have been in 40 World Series, winning 27—the most championship appearances and triumphs of any franchise in the four major North American professional sports leagues. The National League's Chicago Cubs are a close second with 23 wins.
The Boston Red Sox have won 10 World Series titles, more than any other team in the American League. The Chicago White Sox have won 2 World Series titles - both in 1906 and 1910 (when they were known as the Chicago Black Sox). Neither of these teams currently plays in Chicago. The St. Louis Cardinals have the most championships overall with 11 wins. They are followed by the Yankee Yankees with 9 wins, and then the Red Sox with 8 wins.
In 1959, the Milwaukee Braves joined the NL, leaving the World Series winnerless until 1965, when the Los Angeles Dodgers captured their first title in Brooklyn. In 1963, MLB realigned its two divisions into East and West, which remains today. The new division winners would meet in the Championship Series each year from 1964 to 2008, when the format was changed again. From 2009 to 2012, the league's best team wasn't sure who would be playing for its title; instead, the Wild Card round was introduced for one game matchups between the second-place teams in each division.