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MLB Teams Without World Series Win In Baseball History

By / 21 April 2023 06:29 AM

Tampa Bay Rays(Left), Seattle Mariners(Middle) and Colorado Rockies(Right) are three of the six teams to never win the world series
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MLB teams without World Series win include Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, and Colorado Rockies. The Seattle Mariners have never appeared in the Series.

It is the contest that happens between the champions of the American League and the National League of North American countries, the USA and Canada. The winning team from both leagues faces each other in the finale.

Before the segregation of leagues AL and NL, the team with the best regular season win-loss record in each automatically got its league's Pennant. It used to go to the World Championship Series. But after the division, the rule changed, and the winner among those leagues was made eligible to play.

As of today's date, American League teams have won the World Series 66 times, whereas the National League has won 48 times. This event happens every year in the postseason and is organized by the MLB.

Best MLB Teams To Never Win A World Series

How many MLB teams have not won the world series? There are only six teams who haven't won the World Series.

The modern World Championship Series has been contested 118 times as of 2022. The most appeared team in the game are New York Yankees with 40 and Los Angeles Dodgers with just 21 appearances.

With the most wins, the Yankees have faced Dodgers 11 times making it the most frequent matchup in the series. So the Yankees are considered the ruler of the American League East Division.

With very few appearances in the series, there are six teams without the title.

Here are the six teams that have never won the World Series till their start:

1. San Diego Padres

Being one of the oldest teams in the MLB, they have never won the Championship Series till now but appeared in two of them.

They won two National League pennants in 1984 and 1998 but lost in both years. In the first year, they faced Detroit Tigers, and the second time; they faced New York Yankees.

San Diego Padres have total of 2 appearances in the Series
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Sand Diego Padres faced Detroit Tigers in the Series of 1984 and lost by a 4-1 score. 

The Padres advanced to the event in 1998 by defeating Chicago Cubs in the NL division series with a 3-2 score. While entering for the second time in the series, they won over Atlanta Braves with a 4-2 score.

2. Milwaukee Brewers

Only winning American League for one time, Brewers got into the World Championship Series in 1982 and played against St. Louis Cardinals.

The seven games happened between those teams in which the Brewers were defeated with one less win than the Cardinals. It was held in Busch and Milwaukee County Stadium, and Darrell Porter from the Cardinals became the MVP at that game.

Milwaukee Brewers have appeared for only one time in the Championship Series
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The Brewers won over California Angels in American League Championship Series in the same year to appear. With their only appearance, they are yet to win the title.

3. Texas Rangers 

Texas Rangers appeared consecutively for two years in 2010 and 2011 and lost both times.

In 2010, the Rangers appeared playing against San Francisco Giants with a score of 4-1. They won over New York Yankees in the American League to reach for the ultimate World Championship Series.

Texas Rangers have appeared for 2 times in a row
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After defeating Detroit Tigers in the 2011 American League, the Rangers reached the World Series but were defeated by St. Louis Cardinals. They won by 4-3 in the game, held from October 19-28, 2011.

4. Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners are the only team on MLB to never appear in the World Championship Series.

They hold the record for the longest active Series appearance drought in MLB. They are associated with the American League West Division and haven't won any pennants.

Seattle Mariners are the only team in MLB to never appear in the World Series till date
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Established in 1977, the team is based in Seattle and managed by Scott Servais. Although they haven't won any Series, they have set the American League record for most wins in a single season by winning 116 games in 2001.

5. Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays appeared in two World Championships in 2008 and 2020.

The Rays started their journey in 1998 and affiliated with the American League East Division. They are the newest teams in MLB to be founded in that year.

Tampa Bay Rays appeared in 2008 and 2020 World Championship Series and loosed both of the time
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Even though they are new, they have still appeared two times in the World Series, winning the American League title. They defeated the Red Sox with a 4-3 score; Rays later reached the Championship Series but lost against Philadelphia Phillies.

Their second appearance came in 2020 when they faced Los Angeles Dodgers and lost by a 4-2 score. They had won over the 2022 champion Houston Astros in the 2020 American League Championship Series.

Have the Rockies won a World Series?

No, the Rockies have never won a World Series. Formed in 1993, the Colorado Rockies have appeared for just one time in their history.

The team is affiliated with National League West Division. By winning the National League Pennants in 2007, they made their first and last appearance in the series. They have qualified for the postseason five times.

Colorado Rockies appeared for only 1 time in 2007 and have lost against Red Sox
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Colorado Rockies won over Arizona Diamondbacks with a 4-0 score in the National League Championship Series in 2007 and faced Boston Red Sox to get swept with the same score of 4-0.

The Rockies are yet to win the Championship Series and are still left to make their second appearance. 

MLB Teams With Most World Series Wins

What baseball team has the most World Series wins? New York Yankees have the most World Series won. They have won the title 27 times.

With the record for most World Championship Series appearances, 40 times, the Yankees are the only team to win at least five times in a row. The Yankees have lost 13 times which is next after the Dodgers. They have a win percentage of 67.5% which is the highest among MLB Team playing in the Series.

With its first appearance in 1921, the team faced a loss with NL champion New York Giants; they made their first win in 1923, playing against the same team. After four years, they made their second win with a score of 4-0 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

New York Yankees are the only team to win the World Series for 27 times with the appearance of 41 times
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The Yankees last appeared in the 2009 Championship Series and won the title after advancing with the win against Los Angeles Angels in the American League. They faced the Phillies and won with a 4-2 score.

After that year, the Yankees have never made it into the Series as they have been defeated in the final game of the American League for five years. They are the team with the most victories in the American League, and St. Louis Cardinals are the NL team with the most victory of 11 championships.

Here is the top 10 list of other MLB teams who have won the Series many times.

Detroit Tigers4
Cincinnati Reds5
Chicago White Sox3
Atlanta Braves4
Name of TeamsNo. of Titles won
Pittsburgh Pirates5
Los Angeles Dodgers7
St. Louis Cardinals11
Boston Red Sox9
San Francisco Giants8
Oakland Athletics9

MLB Teams With Most World Series Losses

What team has lost the most world series? Los Angeles Dodgers are the team that has the record for losing most World Series. They have lost 14 times.

With just 21 appearances in the game, the Dodgers are the team with the most losses. They have a win rate of just 33.3% and have won 6 games in the Series.

With its establishment in 1883, the team was based in New York City and a member of the National League West Division. The team used to play with the name Brooklyn Dodgers and changed their name to Los Angeles Dodgers after moving to LA, California, in 1958.

With the Dodger's first appearance in the 1916 Championship, they continuously lost for seven games. They won their first title in 1955 against the Yankees and again faced defeat after a year in 1956.

Los Angeles Dodgers are the team with the most losses in the event with 21 appearances
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Dodgers last appeared in 2020, winning against Tampa Bay Ray with a score of 4-2. Before that, the team lost against Boston Red Sox by 4-1 in 2018.

The Yankees are one less than the Dodgers team in losing the Series. They have lost 13 times after appearing in the Series 40 times.

Here is the top 10 list of other MLB teams who have lost the World Series many times.

Atlanta Braves6
San Francisco Giants12
Philadelphia Phillies6
New York Yankees13
Cincinnati Reds4
Chicago Cubs8
St. Louis Cardinals8
Oakland Athletics5
Name of TeamNo. of Title Lost
Detroit Tigers7
Boston Red Sox4

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