A Dubious List

This Giants used to be third on this list, now they are at the bottom – meaning the Twins move up one more slot as a generation clings to its 1987 and 1991 memories.

Team – Year of Last World Series Win (or founding if no WS wins)

1. Chicago Cubs – 1908

2. Cleveland Indians – 1948

3. Texas Rangers – none (1961)

4. Houston Astros – none (1962)

5(t). Milwaukee Brewers – none (1969)

5(t). San Diego Padres – none (1969)

5(t). Washington Nationals – none (1969)

8. Seattle Mariners – 1977

9. Pittsburgh Pirates – 1979

10. Baltimore Orioles – 1983

11. Detroit Tigers – 1984

12. Kansas City Royals – 1985

13. New York Mets – 1986

14. Los Angeles Dodgers – 1988

15. Oakland A’s – 1989

16. Cincinnati Reds – 1990

17. Minnesota Twins – 1991

18(t). Colorado Rockies – none (1993)

18(t). Toronto Blue Jays – 1993

20. Atlanta Braves – 1995

Some thoughts:

-The expansion class of 1969 (Padres, Expos-Nationals, Pilots-Brewers, Royals) is 1-for-4 in terms of World Series wins with only the Royals having won it all (1985).

No team won more than a single title in the years between 1978 (Yankees) and 1990 (Reds). 8 of those 13 World Series winners have not won a championship since. ADDED: Wrong. The Dodgers won in both 1981 and 1988. So only one team repeated in that time period, and 7 of 12 have not won a championship since.

-I was 13 years old when my team last won a World Series. A Cubs fan who was 13 the last time they won a World Series would now be 115 years old, and Indians fan would be 75 years old. Will the Twins win one before I am 115, or even 75? I hope so.

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