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 Football League's New York Giants have been in the most World Series with eight victories.
The Yankees' last World Series loss was in 2009, when Boston Red Sox beat them 4 games to 3. The last time the two teams met in the Series was 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston; it was a close series all the way through until Game 7 when the Yankees won it 8-7 on Derek Jeter's final game as a Yankee. He went 1 for 4 with an RBI during that game. The Yankees will be playing for their third title in four years starting this week when they play in Houston in Game 1 of the ALDS.
The Giants' last World Series victory was in 1954 over St. Louis Cardinals. They've been in every other World Series since then, but haven't gotten past the opening game of the series.
Both the Yankees and the Giants have won more than three quarters of their World Series games (26 out of 40).
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 overall record is.542%.
The Yankees originally formed as the New York Highlanders in 1901 in New York City. They changed their name to the Yankees a year later. The team went bankrupt after the 1911 season and was re-formed two years later by the New York American League (AL) Club, which had relocated from Baltimore after that city's franchise left for Washington D.C. in 1902. The new Yankee organization won its first AL title in 1921 with Bob Meusel leading the way at the plate. In 1923, they defeated Walter Johnson and the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals in seven games for their second World Series victory.
In 1924, they returned to the Series for a third time but this time lost to George Herman "Babe" Ruth's Boston Red Sox. The Yankees haven't looked back since then; they've gone on to win more World Series than any other team in history.
New York has hosted the World Series five times. It last hosted in 2008 when Detroit beat San Diego in six games.
Theriot won two World Series, the first with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 and the second with the San Francisco Giants in 2012. Fontenot, who won his ring in 2010, was also a member of the Giants' mini-dynasty.
The St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 championships, the most in the National League and the second-most all-time behind the New York Yankees, and have made 19 overall appearances, the third-most among NL clubs. With 21 World Series appearances, the Los Angeles Dodgers have represented the National League the most.
There have been 116 series played, with the AL champion winning 66 and the NL champion winning 50. 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 New York franchise has won the World Series a record 27 times, with the St.... The number of World Series victories won by a club from 1903 to 2020.
|Characteristic||Number of World Series won|
|New York Yankees||27|
|St. Louis Cardinals||11|
|Boston Red Sox||9|
With 27 World Series victories, the New York Yankees are the most successful professional sports club in the United States.
How many World Series championships have the Tigers won? The Detroit Tigers won four World Series, in 1935, 1945, 1968, and 1984.
Winning one World Series is difficult enough, but just 14 teams have won at least two in a row. MLB.com looks back at the repeat champs, starting with the most recent. The most recent Yankees dynasty included a three-peat that began with the 1998 Yankees, one of the best teams in history. During that run, which was ended by the Red Sox this year, the Yanks won 92 games each season.
The last Cubs dynasty featured four consecutive National League Pennants from 1907 to 1910 and a World Series title in 1908. They are also the only team to win two World Series titles in three years. The Cubs' current dynasty began in 2016 when they took out the Indians in seven games. It has already been confirmed that the Cubs will be returning to the Series for an eighth time next year. If they were to win again this year, it would make them the first team to do so twice since the Yankees in 1998 and 1999.
The last Dodgers/Giants/Braves/Phillies/Twins/Mets/Astros dynasty came to an end after two seasons when Atlanta beat out New York for the 2008 Division Title. That was the last time any team had multiple championships in two years. Since then, no team has even come close. The 2009 Rays were within one game of the World Series before losing to the Red Sox. The 2011 Cardinals were one strike away from winning their second straight title before losing to the Yankees in Game 7 of the ALDS.
The Toronto Blue Jays are the only team from outside the United States to have appeared in and won the World Series in 1992 and 1993. The Houston Astros are the only team to have represented both the National League (2005) and the American League (2017 and 2019), winning the World Series in 2017. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the current World Series winners.
Before becoming a professional franchise, Brooklyn previously won championships in 1858, 1864, and 1866. Brooklyn won the American Association in 1889 and the National League in 1890, 1899, and 1900 before there was a World Series.
The 1956 series was the last time two teams from New York competed in the finals until 2000. After the 1957 season, the Dodgers relocated to Los Angeles, and the Giants, the third New York franchise, relocated to San Francisco; the Mets would not exist until 1962. The Dodgers were finally in Los Angeles, and the Yankees were not even in the World Series.
The Yankees of New York Despite their record 27 World Championships, the New York Yankees had just four series-clinching shutout wins: Spud Chandler in 1943, Johnny Kucks in 1956, Ralph Terry in 1962, and Andy Pettitte in 1998. Before these six games, the last time they had won a World Series game without scoring any runs was in 1946.
In fact, from 1903 to 1948, only two teams have been able to clinch a World Series title with a shutout victory: The 1908 Chicago White Sox and the 1945 Detroit Tigers. Both of these teams are famous for their involvement in the Black Sox scandal, where members of both teams participated in an illegal baseball game with the intent of losing. The White Sox were leading the American League by 1 game over the Cleveland Indians when they played their final game of the season with 2 men out and no one on base. In the next game, the champion Indians lost by a score of 3-0 and thus the White Sox went home early. The Tigers finished the season with three more victories before winning the World Series too.