The Last 10 MLB World Series Winners

The World Series is a legendary fall baseball tournament to determine the top team in the MLB. After a long, 162-game regular season, the playoffs begin and they ultimately end with a best-of-seven series between the final two teams standing to decide the World Series Championship. Join us as we reminisce over the previous decade and highlight the top teams, players and plays and take a look at the past 10 World Series Champions.

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2023 World Series Champions: Texas Rangers


The Texas Rangers won their first World Series title in franchise history in 2023, topping the Arizona Diamondbacks in five games. The deciding game took place at Chase Field, home of the NL Champion Diamondbacks. Texas’ bats were silent for a large part of the game, as Arizona ace and Game 5 starter Zac Gallen did not give up a hit until the seventh inning. But once Corey Seager, who was later named World Series MVP, got the team’s first hit on an opposite-field single, the floodgates opened for the Rangers offense. Texas scored one run in the seventh inning and then four in the ninth, capped off by a massive two-run home run by Marcus Semien, to seal the win.

2022 World Series Champions: Houston Astros

The Houston Astros won the 2022 World Series after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4–2 on November 5, 2022, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The Phillies won Game 1 6–5 after securing a run in the 10th inning. Cristian Javier, Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero, and Ryan Pressly of the Astros threw a combined no-hitter in Game 4 of this series. This was only the second time a no-hitter has been thrown in the World Series, with the first being in 1956 when Don Larsen of the New York Yankees threw a perfect game in a Game 5 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers.

2021 World Series Champions: Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves won their first World Series championship since 1995 when they defeated the Houston Astros 4–2 on November 2, 2021, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. This marked the third World Series appearance for the Houston Astros since they won the championship in 2017. Jorge Soler of the Braves was awarded the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player Award after hitting three home runs, a .300 batting average and six RBIs in the series.

2020 World Series Champions: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the 2020 World Series after beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4–2 on October 27, 2020, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The COVID-19 pandemic shortened the 2020 MLB season to only 60 games. Also due to the pandemic, the entire World Series was played at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Highlights of this series include Brandon Lowe of Tampa Bay hitting two home runs in Game 2 and the Dodgers’ Corey Seager batting 8–20 (.400) with two home runs and five RBIs in the series leading Seager to win the World Series MVP Award.

2019 World Series Champions: Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 4–3 to become World Series Champions on October 30, 2019, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. This marked the first World Series win for the Nationals. Pitcher Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals was named World Series MVP after securing two wins in the series. This series was notable for being the only World Series to not have a home team win a game.

2018 World Series Champions: Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4–1 to win the World Series on October 28, 2018, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. This win secured the fourth title for the Red Sox in 15 years, with Boston previously winning in 2004, 2007 and 2013. The highlight of this series was the record-setting Game 3, which lasted 18 innings, with the Dodgers winning the game 3–2.

2017 World Series Champions: Houston Astros

The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4–3 to win the World Series Championship on November 1, 2017, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. This win marked the first World Series Championship for the Astros. Houston’s outfielder, George Springer, hit five home runs, with a record-setting four home runs in consecutive World Series games. Springer was named the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player.

2016 World Series Champions: Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs ended a 108-year World Series drought when they defeated the Cleveland Guardians 4–3 on November 2, 2016, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Game 7 of this series is arguably the greatest World Series game in history. Game 7 started off with a leadoff home run by Dexter Fowler of the Cubs, the first player in history to do so in Game 7 of the World Series. The game was then tied in the third inning, with the Cubs eventually going up 5–1 by the top of the 5th. The Guardians then rallied and tied the game 6–6 after scoring three in the bottom of the eighth. The game went into overtime where the Cubs outscored the Guardians 2–1 in the 10th inning, winning the game 8–7 and clinching a World Series Championship.

2015 World Series Champions: Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets 4–1 and became World Series Champions on November 1, 2015, at Citi Field in Queens, New York. The Royals were the first team since 1989 to win the World Series after losing the year before. Game 1 of this series went into 14 innings, with Kansas City winning 5–4. Michael Conforto of the Mets hit two home runs in Game 4, only to lose to the Royals 5–3. Kansas City then scored five runs in the 12th inning of Game 5 to clinch the World Series.

2014 World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants became World Series Champions when they defeated the Kansas City Royals 4–3 on October 29, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. With this victory, the Giants won their third World Series in five years, having won in 2010 and 2012. Pitcher Madison Bumgarner of the Giants had a fantastic series, shutting out the Royals in Game 5 to become the only pitcher in World Series history to record a shutout with zero walks and at least eight strikeouts. He also set the lowest ERA of any pitcher to throw at least 25 innings in the World Series, with a World Series career ERA of .29.

World Series Winners by Year

YearWinning teamLosing teamSeries
2022Houston AstrosPhiladelphia Phillies4–2
2021Atlanta BravesHouston Astros4–2
2020Los Angeles DodgersTampa Bay Rays4–2
2019Washington NationalsHouston Astros4–3
2018Boston Red SoxLos Angeles Dodgers4–1
2017Houston AstrosLos Angeles Dodgers4–3
2016Chicago CubsCleveland Indians4–3
2015Kansas City RoyalsNew York Mets4–1
2014San Francisco Giants Kansas City Royals4–3
2013Boston Red SoxSt. Louis Cardinals4–2
2012San Francisco GiantsDetroit Tigers4–0
2011St. Louis CardinalsTexas Rangers4–3
2010San Francisco GiantsTexas Rangers4–1
2009New York YankeesPhiladelphia Phillies4–2
2008Philadelphia PhilliesTampa Bay Rays4–1
2007Boston Red SoxColorado Rockies 4–0
2006St. Louis CardinalsDetroit Tigers4–1
2005Chicago White SoxHouston Astros4–0
2004Boston Red SoxSt. Louis Cardinals4–0
2003Florida MarlinsNew York Yankees4–2
2002Anaheim AngelsSan Francisco Giants4–3
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNew York Yankees4–3
2000New York YankeesNew York Mets4–1
1999New York YankeesAtlanta Braves4–0
1998New York YankeesSan Diego Padres4–0
1997Florida MarlinsCleveland Indians4–3
1996New York YankeesAtlanta Braves4–2
1995Atlanta BravesCleveland Indians4–2
1993Toronto Blue JaysPhiladelphia Phillies4–2
1992Toronto Blue JaysAtlanta Braves4–2
1991Minnesota TwinsAtlanta Braves4–3
1990Cincinnati RedsOakland Athletics4–0
1989Oakland AthleticsSan Francisco Giants4–0
1988Los Angeles DodgersOakland Athletics4–1
1987Minnesota TwinsSt. Louis Cardinals4–3
1986New York MetsBoston Red Sox4–3
1985Kansas City RoyalsSt. Louis Cardinals4–3
1984Detroit TigersSan Diego Padres4–1
1983Baltimore OriolesPhiladelphia Phillies4–1
1982St. Louis CardinalsMilwaukee Brewers 4–3
1981Los Angeles DodgersNew York Yankees4–2
1980Philadelphia PhilliesKansas City Royals4–2
1979Pittsburgh PiratesBaltimore Orioles4–3
1978New York YankeesLos Angeles Dodgers4–2
1977New York YankeesLos Angeles Dodgers4–2
1976Cincinnati RedsNew York Yankees4–0
1975Cincinnati RedsBoston Red Sox4–3
1974Oakland AthleticsLos Angeles Dodgers4–1
1973Oakland AthleticsNew York Mets4–3
1972Oakland AthleticsCincinnati Reds4–3
1971Pittsburgh PiratesBaltimore Orioles4–3
1970Baltimore OriolesCincinnati Reds4–1
1969New York MetsBaltimore Orioles4–1
1968Detroit TigersSt. Louis Cardinals4–3
1967St. Louis CardinalsBoston Red Sox4–3
1966Baltimore OriolesLos Angeles Dodgers4–0
1965Los Angeles DodgersMinnesota Twins4–3
1964St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees4–3
1963Los Angeles DodgersNew York Yankees4–0
1962New York YankeesSan Francisco Giants4–3
1961New York YankeesCincinnati Reds4–1
1960Pittsburgh PiratesNew York Yankees4–3
1959Los Angeles DodgersChicago White Sox4–2
1958New York YankeesMilwaukee Braves4–3
1957Milwaukee BravesNew York Yankees4–3
1956New York YankeesBrooklyn Dodgers4–3
1955Brooklyn DodgersNew York Yankees4–3
1954New York GiantsCleveland Indians4–0
1953New York YankeesBrooklyn Dodgers4–2
1952New York YankeesBrooklyn Dodgers4–3
1951New York YankeesNew York Giants4–2
1950New York YankeesPhiladelphia Phillies4–0
1949New York YankeesBrooklyn Dodgers4–1
1948Cleveland IndiansBoston Braves4–2
1947New York YankeesBrooklyn Dodgers4–3
1946St. Louis CardinalsBoston Red Sox4–3
1945Detroit TigersChicago Cubs4–3
1944St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Browns4–2
1943New York YankeesSt. Louis Cardinals4–1
1942St. Louis CardinalsNew York Yankees4–1
1941New York YankeesBrooklyn Dodgers4–1
1940Cincinnati RedsDetroit Tigers4–3
1939New York YankeesCincinnati Reds4–0
1938New York YankeesChicago Cubs4–0
1937New York YankeesNew York Giants4–1
1936New York YankeesNew York Giants4–2
1935Detroit TigersChicago Cubs4–2
1934St. Louis CardinalsDetroit Tigers4–3
1933New York GiantsWashington Senators4–1
1932New York YankeesChicago Cubs4–0
1931St. Louis CardinalsPhiladelphia Athletics4–3
1930Philadelphia AthleticsSt. Louis Cardinals4–2
1929Philadelphia AthleticsChicago Cubs4–1
1928New York YankeesSt. Louis Cardinals4–0
1927New York YankeesPittsburgh Pirates4–0
1926St. Louis CardinalsNew York Yankees4–3
1925Pittsburgh PiratesWashington Senators4–3
1924Washington SenatorsNew York Giants4–3
1923New York YankeesNew York Giants4–2
1922New York GiantsNew York Yankees 4–0–
1921New York GiantsNew York Yankees5–3
1920Cleveland IndiansBrooklyn Robins5–2
1919Cincinnati RedsChicago White Sox5–3
1918Boston Red SoxChicago Cubs4–2
1917Chicago White SoxNew York Giants4–2
1916Boston Red SoxBrooklyn Robins4–1
1915Boston Red SoxPhiladelphia Phillies4–1
1914Boston BravesPhiladelphia Athletics4–0
1913Philadelphia AthleticsNew York Giants4–1
1912Boston Red SoxNew York Giants4–3–
1911Philadelphia AthleticsNew York Giants4–2
1910Philadelphia AthleticsChicago Cubs4–1
1909Pittsburgh PiratesDetroit Tigers4–3
1908Chicago CubsDetroit Tigers4–1
1907Chicago CubsDetroit Tigers4–0–
1906Chicago White SoxChicago Cubs4–2
1905New York GiantsPhiladelphia Athletics4–1
1903Boston AmericansPittsburgh Pirates5–3

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