List of MLB World Series Champions

Each year (with the exception of 1904 and 1994), the American League Champion and the National League champion square off in the World Series. The World Series is played in a best of 7 format with the World Series Champion team receiving what is known as the Commissioner’s Trophy.

Somewhat controversially, the home field advantage for the World Series does not go to the team with the best record, but rather the team representing the league that won the All-Star Game.  This method of determining home field advantage began in the 2003 World Series and continues currently.

To date, the American League has won 62 World Series titles and the National League, 45.  The New York Yankees have appeared in (40) and won (27) the most World Series of any team.  A distant second is the St. Louis Cardinals who have won 11 World Series Championships.

List of World Series Champions

Year

World Series Champ

Games

Runner Up

1903

Boston Americans (AL)

5–3

Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)

1904

No World Series was played in 1904.

1905

New York Giants (NL)

4–1

Philadelphia Athletics (AL)

1906

Chicago White Sox (AL)

4–2

Chicago Cubs (NL)

1907

Chicago Cubs (NL)

4–0

Detroit Tigers (AL)

1908

Chicago Cubs (NL)

4–1

Detroit Tigers (AL)

1909

Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)

4–3

Detroit Tigers (AL)

1910

Philadelphia Athletics (AL)

4–1

Chicago Cubs (NL)

1911

Philadelphia Athletics (AL)

4–2

New York Giants (NL)

1912

Boston Red Sox (AL)

4–3

New York Giants (NL)

1913

Philadelphia Athletics (AL)

4–1

New York Giants (NL)

1914

Boston Braves (NL)

4–0

Philadelphia Athletics (AL)

1915

Boston Red Sox (AL)

4–1

Philadelphia Phillies (NL)

1916

Boston Red Sox (AL)

4–1

Brooklyn Robins (NL)

1917

Chicago White Sox (AL)

4–2

New York Giants (NL)

1918

Boston Red Sox (AL)

4–2

Chicago Cubs (NL)

1919

Cincinnati Reds (NL)

5–3

Chicago White Sox (AL)

1920

Cleveland Indians (AL)

5–2

Brooklyn Robins (NL)

1921

New York Giants (NL)

5–3

New York Yankees (AL)

1922

New York Giants (NL)

4–0

New York Yankees (AL)

1923

New York Yankees (AL)

4–2

New York Giants (NL)

1924

Washington Senators (AL)

4–3

New York Giants (NL)

1925

Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)

4–3

Washington Senators (AL)

1926

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–3

New York Yankees (AL)

1927

New York Yankees (AL)

4–0

Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)

1928

New York Yankees (AL)

4–0

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

1929

Philadelphia Athletics (AL)

4–1

Chicago Cubs (NL)

1930

Philadelphia Athletics (AL)

4–2

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

1931

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–3

Philadelphia Athletics (AL)

1932

New York Yankees (AL)

4–0

Chicago Cubs (NL)

1933

New York Giants (NL)

4–1

Washington Senators (AL)

1934

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–3

Detroit Tigers (AL)

1935

Detroit Tigers (AL)

4–2

Chicago Cubs (NL)

1936

New York Yankees (AL)

4–2

New York Giants (NL)

1937

New York Yankees (AL)

4–1

New York Giants (NL)

1938

New York Yankees (AL)

4–0

Chicago Cubs (NL)

1939

New York Yankees (AL)

4–0

Cincinnati Reds (NL)

1940

Cincinnati Reds (NL)

4–3

Detroit Tigers (AL)

1941

New York Yankees (AL)

4–1

Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)

1942

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–1

New York Yankees (AL)

1943

New York Yankees (AL)

4–1

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

1944

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–2

St. Louis Browns (AL)

1945

Detroit Tigers (AL)

4–3

Chicago Cubs (NL)

1946

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–3

Boston Red Sox (AL)

1947

New York Yankees (AL)

4–3

Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)

1948

Cleveland Indians (AL)

4–2

Boston Braves (NL)

1949

New York Yankees (AL)

4–1

Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)

1950

New York Yankees (AL)

4–0

Philadelphia Phillies (NL)

1951

New York Yankees (AL)

4–2

New York Giants (NL)

1952

New York Yankees (AL)

4–3

Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)

1953

New York Yankees (AL)

4–2

Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)

1954

New York Giants (NL)

4–0

Cleveland Indians (AL)

1955

Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)

4–3

New York Yankees (AL)

1956

New York Yankees (AL)

4–3

Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)

1957

Milwaukee Braves (NL)

4–3

New York Yankees (AL)

1958

New York Yankees (AL)

4–3

Milwaukee Braves (NL)

1959

Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

4–2

Chicago White Sox (AL)

1960

Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)

4–3

New York Yankees (AL)

1961

New York Yankees (AL)

4–1

Cincinnati Reds (NL)

1962

New York Yankees (AL)

4–3

San Francisco Giants (NL)

1963

Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

4–0

New York Yankees (AL)

1964

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–3

New York Yankees (AL)

1965

Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

4–3

Minnesota Twins (AL)

1966

Baltimore Orioles (AL)

4–0

Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

1967

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–3

Boston Red Sox (AL)

1968

Detroit Tigers (AL)

4–3

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

1969

New York Mets (NL)

4–1

Baltimore Orioles (AL)

1970

Baltimore Orioles (AL)

4–1

Cincinnati Reds (NL)

1971

Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)

4–3

Baltimore Orioles (AL)

1972

Oakland Athletics (AL)

4–3

Cincinnati Reds (NL)

1973

Oakland Athletics (AL)

4–3

New York Mets (NL)

1974

Oakland Athletics (AL)

4–1

Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

1975

Cincinnati Reds (NL)

4–3

Boston Red Sox (AL)

1976

Cincinnati Reds (NL)

4–0

New York Yankees (AL)

1977

New York Yankees (AL)

4–2

Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

1978

New York Yankees (AL)

4–2

Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

1979

Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)

4–3

Baltimore Orioles (AL)

1980

Philadelphia Phillies (NL)

4–2

Kansas City Royals (AL)

1981

Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

4–2

New York Yankees (AL)

1982

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–3

Milwaukee Brewers (AL)

1983

Baltimore Orioles (AL)

4–1

Philadelphia Phillies (NL)

1984

Detroit Tigers (AL)

4–1

San Diego Padres (NL)

1985

Kansas City Royals (AL)

4–3

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

1986

New York Mets (NL)

4–3

Boston Red Sox (AL)

1987

Minnesota Twins (AL)

4–3

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

1988

Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

4–1

Oakland Athletics (AL)

1989

Oakland Athletics (AL)

4–0

San Francisco Giants (NL)

1990

Cincinnati Reds (NL)

4–0

Oakland Athletics (AL)

1991

Minnesota Twins (AL)

4–3

Atlanta Braves (NL)

1992

Toronto Blue Jays (AL)

4–2

Atlanta Braves (NL)

1993

Toronto Blue Jays (AL)

4–2

Philadelphia Phillies (NL)

1994

No World Series was played in 1994 due to the 1994–95 strike.

1995

Atlanta Braves (NL)

4–2

Cleveland Indians (AL)

1996

New York Yankees (AL)

4–2

Atlanta Braves (NL)

1997

Florida Marlins (NL)

4–3

Cleveland Indians (AL)

1998

New York Yankees (AL)

4–0

San Diego Padres (NL)

1999

New York Yankees (AL)

4–0

Atlanta Braves (NL)

2000

New York Yankees (AL)

4–1

New York Mets (NL)

2001

Arizona Diamondbacks (NL)

4–3

New York Yankees (AL)

2002

Anaheim Angels (AL)

4–3

San Francisco Giants (NL)

2003

Florida Marlins (NL)

4–2

New York Yankees (AL)

2004

Boston Red Sox (AL)

4–0

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

2005

Chicago White Sox (AL)

4–0

Houston Astros (NL)

2006

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–1

Detroit Tigers (AL)

2007

Boston Red Sox (AL)

4–0

Colorado Rockies (NL)

2008

Philadelphia Phillies (NL)

4–1

Tampa Bay Rays (AL)

2009

New York Yankees (AL)

4–2

Philadelphia Phillies (NL)

2010

San Francisco Giants (NL)

4–1

Texas Rangers (AL)

2011

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

4–3

Texas Rangers (AL)

2012

San Francisco Giants (NL)

4-0

Detroit Tigers (AL)

2013

Boston Red Sox (AL)

4-2

St. Louis Cardinals (NL)