The first official World Series was contested in 1903 between the Boston Americans (now the Boston Red Sox) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (Currently the Pittsburgh Pirates).
Boston mad Pittsburgh five games . Yes, you read that right, it had been an eight-game series.
The American League has won 65 of the 114 World Series championships. The Yankees lead the charge with 27 names in just 40 appearances — something Yankees fans will not let you forget… EVER.
The revealing from the American League is that the Oakland Athletics, who have won nine of their 14 appearances. A few of those looks came when they were the Philadelphia Athletics when the team was established in Kansas City and none came. The Red Sox have won eight of the 12 looks and like the Yankees, their fans won’t allow you to forget it.
From the National League, St. Louis is in the lead with 11 wins in its own 19 looks, followed by the San Francisco Giants — previously the New York Giants of the”Shot heard’round the world!” Fame — winning eight of the 20 appearances. The LA Dodgers have won six of the 18 appearances with some of those wins occurring when the group was established in Brooklyn.
There are still two groups that have to play at a World Series — the Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals. A number people are OK with this since the Montreal Expos never left it into the World Series and it’s DC’s turn to suffer.
A team hasn’t won consecutive World Series since the Yankees took the championship in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Remember the four? Only one of them was recorded in the Mitchell Report. Can you guess which one? Here’s a hint: It’s not Mariano Rivera since he had been too busy becoming a good person.