Major League Baseball: Top 20 Players with the Most World Series Rings

New York Yankees 2009 World Series Ring

New York Yankees 2009 World Series Ring (Getty). Yogi Berra Has the Most World Series Rings of any Player in Baseball History: 10 – All with the Yankees.

Some time back, Sports List of the Day looked at all 27 Yankee championships and also franchises with the most world series wins.

But which players have the most World Series rings?  Here’s a list of the top 20.

It’s a list dominated by New York Yankees. Of the 26 players on the list only three possess rings as members of other teams, including Babe Ruth who won three with the Boston Red Sox.  Only one – Eddie Collins – does not possess a Yankee ring.

Who gets a World Series ring, by the way?  That would be anyone on the postseason active roster, players left off the postseason roster, coaches, and generally (though not mandatory) any one who was on the active roster for the team at any point in the season, even if for only one game.

The latter category, along with selected front office personnel, cheerleaders, etc – are up to the organization.  Often, many of these affiliated personnel get rings.  In the case of being on the roster for as little as one game – frequently these players get rings.

Take, for example, Ralph Houk, who only played 91 games in eight seasons, yet is the proud owner of six World Series rings.

So, here’s the list of players with the most world series rings – as players.

Update: For a more in-depth look at the top six, including video, check out the full story at Gunaxin.com: Baseball Players with the Most World Series Rings.

1. Yogi Berra 1946-1965 10 Yankees: 1947, 1949-1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962
2. Joe DiMaggio 1936-1951 9 Yankees: 1936-1939, 1941, 1947, 1949-1951
3. Bill Dickey 1928-1946 8 Yankees: 1928, 1932, 1936-1939, 1941, 1943
3. Phil Rizzuto 1941-1956 8 Yankees: 1941, 1947, 1949-1953, 1956
3. Frankie Crosetti 1932-1948 8 Yankees: 1932, 1936-1939, 1941, 1943, 1947
3. Lou Gehrig 1923-1939 8 Yankees: 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936-1939
7. Hank Bauer 1948-1961 7 Yankees: 1949-1953, 1956, 1958
7. Mickey Mantle 1951-1968 7 Yankees: 1951-1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962
7. Babe Ruth 1914-1935 7 Red Sox: 1915, 1916, 1918; Yankees: 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932
7. Johnny Murphy 1932-1947 7 Yankees: 1932, 1936-1939, 1941, 1943
7. Tommy Henrich 1937-1950 7 Yankees: 1937-1939, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1950
7. Herb Pennock 1912-1934 7 Philadelphia A’s: 1913; Red Sox: 1915, 1916; Yankees: 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932
13. Whitey Ford 1950-1967 6 Yankees: 1950, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962
13. Vic Raschi 1946-1955 6 Yankees: 1947, 1949-1953
13. Allie Reynolds 1942-1954 6 Yankees: 1947, 1949-1953
13. Red Ruffing 1924-1947 6 Yankees: 1932, 1936-1939, 1941
13. Joe Collins 1948-1957 6 Yankees: 1949-1953, 1956
13. Lefty Gomez 1930-1943 6 Yankees: 1932, 1936-1939, 1941
13. Jerry Coleman 1949-1957 6 Yankees: 1949-1953, 1956
13. Eddie Collins 1906-1930 6 Philadelphia A’s: 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930; White Sox: 1917
13. Spud Chandler 1937-1947 6 Yankees: 1937-1939, 1941, 1943, 1947
13. Charlie Keller 1939-1952 6 Yankees: 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1952
13. Tommy Byrne 1943-1957 6 Yankees: 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1956
13. Ralph Houk 1947-1954 6 Yankees: 1947, 1949-1953
13. Bob Cerv 1951-1962 6 Yankees: 1951-1953, 1956, 1961, 1962
13. Charlie Silvera 1948-1957 6 Yankees: 1949-1953, 1956
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Posted on May 24, 2011, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Ralph Houk also has at least two more as the manager of the 1961 and 1962 Yankees.

    • Thanks for the comment Gary. That is correct. Houk has those two additional rings as a manager. This list covers those who earned rings as active players on their team’s roster for WS winning seasons.

      Frankie Crosetti, for example, has 8 rings as a player, but he actually is the player/coach with the most rings of all time, if you include his coaching years – he was the Yankees 3rd base coach for another 20 years after retiring from the field. During that time he won another 9 WS rings. So Crosetti, all together, has 17 rings. Wow.

  2. How about as a player and a coach. Cause yogi has three more as a coach 69 mets and 77 and 78 with the yanks. That’s 13 total.

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  5. Of the 26 players listed, Eddie Collins was the only one who didn’t play for the Yankees. From 1921 through 1964, The Yankees won 66% of the pennants; 29 pennants won. In those 44 years, the rest of the A.L. combined for 15 pennants. Every team won at least once. Tigers (4), A’s (3), Senators (3), Indians (2) and Red Sox, White Sox, and Browns once each. The Reds became the Redlegs due to anti-communist sentiment.

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