Longest World Series Drought Of All Time
Longest MLB World Series Droughts are inflicted on teams like Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and Baltimore Orioles.
Chicago Cubs suffered the worst drought, with the sole team to reach a century without any World Series titles until the 2016 season. The team last won the trophy in 1909 and then went 107 years without one. In 2016, batters Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo shined for Cubs, while Jon Lester got 197 strikeouts.
Chicago White Sox faced 87 years of World Series drought in MLB from 1918 till its end in 2005. White Sox bagged the t2005 title by beating Houston Astros. Batters like Paul Konerko contributed 40 homers that season, while Jose Contreras made 154 strikeouts and 15 wins.
Philadelphia Phillies went through 77 years of drought without a World Series trophy since the competition's inception. The Phillies won their first title in 1980 by beating Kansas City Royals 4-2, and players like Mike Schmidt and Tug McGraw performed well.
However, the 2022 winner Houston Astros also had a drought of 55 years from 1962 to 2017. It ultimately ended when they won against the Los Angeles Dodgers by 4-3. Jose Altuve and George Springer excelled in 2017, while Charlie Morton conducted 163 SOs.
- Chicago Cubs (1909 - 2016) - 107 years
- Chicago White Sox (1918 - 2005) - 87 years
- Boston Red Sox (1918 - 2004) - 86 years
- Philadelphia Phillies (1903 - 1980) - 77 years
- Baltimore Orioles (1903 - 1966) - 63 years
- Minnesota Twins (1925 - 1987) - 62 years
- San Francisco Giants (1955 - 2010) - 55 years
- Houston Astros (1962 - 2017) - 55 years
- Los Angeles Dodgers (1903 - 1955) - 52 years
- Washington Nationals (1969 - 2019) - 50 years