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 63 World Series titles and the National League, 48.  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

2015 World Series – The Kansas City Royals Defeated the New York Mets 4–1

2014 World Series – The San Francisco Giants Defeated the Kansas City Royals 4–3

2013 World Series – The Boston Red Sox Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4–2

2012 World Series – The San Francisco Giants Defeated the Detroit Tigers 4–0

2011 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the Texas Rangers 4–3

2010 World Series – The San Francisco Giants Defeated the Texas Rangers 4–1


2009 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4–2

2008 World Series – The Philadelphia Phillies Defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4–1

2007 World Series – The Boston Red Sox Defeated the Colorado Rockies 4–0

2006 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the Detroit Tigers 4–1

2005 World Series – The Chicago White Sox Defeated the Houston Astros 4–0

2004 World Series – The Boston Red Sox Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4–0

2003 World Series – The Florida Marlins Defeated the New York Yankees 4–2

2002 World Series – The Anaheim Angels Defeated the San Francisco Giants 4–3

2001 World Series – The Arizona Diamondbacks Defeated the New York Yankees 4–3

2000 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the New York Mets 4–1


1999 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Atlanta Braves 4–0

1998 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the San Diego Padres 4–0

1997 World Series – The Florida Marlins Defeated the Cleveland Indians 4–3

1996 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Atlanta Braves 4–2

1995 World Series – The Atlanta Braves Defeated the Cleveland Indians 4–2

1994 World Series – There was no World Series Played

1993 World Series – The Toronto Blue Jays Defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4–2

1992 World Series – The Toronto Blue Jays Defeated the Atlanta Braves 4–2

1991 World Series – The Minnesota Twins Defeated the Atlanta Braves 4–3

1990 World Series – The Cincinnati Reds Defeated the Oakland Athletics 4–0


1989 World Series – The Oakland Athletics Defeated the San Francisco Giants 4–0

1988 World Series – The Los Angeles Dodgers Defeated the Oakland Athletics 4–1

1987 World Series – The Minnesota Twins Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4–3

1986 World Series – The New York Mets Defeated the Boston Red Sox 4–3

1985 World Series – The Kansas City Royals Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4–3

1984 World Series – The Detroit Tigers Defeated the San Diego Padres 4–1

1983 World Series – The Baltimore Orioles Defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4–1

1982 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4–3

1981 World Series – The Los Angeles Dodgers Defeated the New York Yankees 4–2

1980 World Series – The Philadelphia Phillies Defeated the Kansas City Royals 4–2


1979 World Series – The Pittsburgh Pirates Defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4–3

1978 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4–2

1977 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4–2

1976 World Series – The Cincinnati Reds Defeated the New York Yankees 4–0

1975 World Series – The Cincinnati Reds Defeated the Boston Red Sox 4–3

1974 World Series – The Oakland Athletics Defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4–1

1973 World Series – The Oakland Athletics Defeated the New York Mets 4–3

1972 World Series – The Oakland Athletics Defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4–3

1971 World Series – The Pittsburgh Pirates Defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4–3

1970 World Series – The Baltimore Orioles Defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4–1


1969 World Series – The New York Mets Defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4–1

1968 World Series – The Detroit Tigers Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4–3

1967 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the Boston Red Sox 4–3

1966 World Series – The Baltimore Orioles Defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4–0

1965 World Series – The Los Angeles Dodgers Defeated the Minnesota Twins 4–3

1964 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the New York Yankees 4–3

1963 World Series – The Los Angeles Dodgers Defeated the New York Yankees 4–0

1962 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the San Francisco Giants 4–3

1961 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4–1

1960 World Series – The Pittsburgh Pirates Defeated the New York Yankees 4–3


1959 World Series – The Los Angeles Dodgers Defeated the Chicago White Sox 4–2

1958 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Milwaukee Braves 4–3

1957 World Series – The Milwaukee Braves Defeated the New York Yankees 4–3

1956 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 4–3

1955 World Series – The Brooklyn Dodgers Defeated the New York Yankees 4–3

1954 World Series – The New York Giants Defeated the Cleveland Indians 4–0

1953 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 4–2

1952 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 4–3

1951 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the New York Giants 4–2

1950 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4–0


1949 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 4–1

1948 World Series – The Cleveland Indians Defeated the Boston Braves 4–2

1947 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 4–3

1946 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the Boston Red Sox 4–3

1945 World Series – The Detroit Tigers Defeated the Chicago Cubs 4–3

1944 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the St. Louis Browns 4–2

1943 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4–1

1942 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the New York Yankees 4–1

1941 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 4–1

1940 World Series – The Cincinnati Reds Defeated the Detroit Tigers 4–3


1939 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4–0

1938 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Chicago Cubs 4–0

1937 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the New York Giants 4–1

1936 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the New York Giants 4–2

1935 World Series – The Detroit Tigers Defeated the Chicago Cubs 4–2

1934 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the Detroit Tigers 4–3

1933 World Series – The New York Giants Defeated the Washington Senators 4–1

1932 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Chicago Cubs 4–0

1931 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 4–3

1930 World Series – The Philadelphia Athletics Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4–2


1929 World Series – The Philadelphia Athletics Defeated the Chicago Cubs 4–1

1928 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4–0

1927 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4–0

1926 World Series – The St. Louis Cardinals Defeated the New York Yankees 4–3

1925 World Series – The Pittsburgh Pirates Defeated the Washington Senators 4–3

1924 World Series – The Washington Senators Defeated the New York Giants 4–3

1923 World Series – The New York Yankees Defeated the New York Giants 4–2

1922 World Series – The New York Giants Defeated the New York Yankees 4–0

1921 World Series – The New York Giants Defeated the New York Yankees 5–3

1920 World Series – The Cleveland Indians Defeated the Brooklyn Robins 5–2


1919 World Series – The Cincinnati Reds Defeated the Chicago White Sox 5–3

1918 World Series – The Boston Red Sox Defeated the Chicago Cubs 4–2

1917 World Series – The Chicago White Sox Defeated the New York Giants 4–2

1916 World Series – The Boston Red Sox Defeated the Brooklyn Robins 4–1

1915 World Series – The Boston Red Sox Defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4–1

1914 World Series – The Boston Braves Defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 4–0

1913 World Series – The Philadelphia Athletics Defeated the New York Giants 4–1

1912 World Series – The Boston Red Sox Defeated the New York Giants 4–3

1911 World Series – The Philadelphia Athletics Defeated the New York Giants 4–2

1910 World Series – The Philadelphia Athletics Defeated the Chicago Cubs 4–1


1909 World Series – The Pittsburg Pirates Defeated the Detroit Tigers 4–3

1908 World Series – The Chicago Cubs Defeated the Detroit Tigers 4–1

1907 World Series – The Chicago Cubs Defeated the Detroit Tigers 4–0

1906 World Series – The Chicago White Sox Defeated the Chicago Cubs 4–2

1905 World Series – The New York Giants Defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 4–1

1904 World Series – There was no World Series Played

1903 World Series – The Boston Americans Defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5–3