Baseball’s Longest World Series Appearance Streaks
But what about just making it to the World Series?
Thirty-eight teams have made it to the Fall Classic at least twice in a row. Listed below are the 18 teams that went at least three consecutive years, a full half of them being the New York Yankees.
The Yankees are also the only team to make it to the World Series five times in a row – they did it twice. Four teams made it four times in a row – three of them Yankees, as well. The New York Giants were the fourth.
The 1907-1909 Detroit Tigers and 1911-1913 New York Giants are the only two teams to lose the World Series back-to-back-to-back.
Things have gotten more competitive over the years, though. Back in those 1920′s, 30′s, 40′s and 50′s, there were only as many as 16 teams in the league at most, and only one playoff round – the Series itself.
Today there are 30 baseball teams, more regular season games and more playoff rounds.
Only five teams below made their mark post-1960.
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|5||New York Yankees||1949||W||Brooklyn Dodgers||4-1|
|1951||W||New York Giants||4-2|
|5||New York Yankees||1960||L||Pittsburgh Pirates||4-3|
|1962||W||San Fransisco Giants||4-3|
|1963||L||Los Angeles Dodgers||4-0|
|1964||L||St. Louis Cardinals||4-3|
|4||New York Giants||1921||W||New York Yankees||5-3|
|1922||W||New York Yankees||4-0|
|1923||L||New York Yankees||4-2|
|4||New York Yankees||1936||W||New York Giants||4-2|
|1937||W||New York Giants||4-1|
|4||New York Yankees||1955||L||Brooklyn Dodgers||4-3|
|4||New York Yankees||1998||W||San Diego Padres||4-0|
|2000||W||New York Mets||4-1|
|3||Chicago Cubs||1906||L||Chicago White Sox||4-2|
|3||Detroit Tigers||1907||L||Chicago Cubs||4-0|
|3||New York Giants||1911||L||Philadelphia Athletics||4-2|
|1912||L||Boston Red Sox||4-3|
|3||New York Yankees||1921||L||New York Giants||5-3|
|1922||L||New York Giants||4-0|
|1923||W||New York Giants||4-2|
|3||New York Yankees||1926||L||St. Louis Cardinals||4-3|
|1928||W||St. Louis Cardinals||4-0|
|3||Philadelphia Athletics||1929||W||Chicago Cubs||4-1|
|1930||W||St. Louis Cardinals||4-2|
|1931||L||St. Louis Cardinals||4-3|
|3||New York Yankees||1941||W||Brooklyn Dodgers||4-1|
|1942||L||St. Louis Cardinals||4-1|
|1943||W||St. Louis Cardinals||4-1|
|3||St. Louis Cardinals||1942||W||New York Yankees||4-1|
|1943||L||New York Yankees||4-1|
|1944||W||St. Louis Browns||4-2|
|3||Baltimore Orioles||1969||L||New York Mets||4-1|
|3||Oakland Athletics||1972||W||Cincinnati Reds||4-3|
|1973||W||New York Mets||4-3|
|1974||W||Los Angeles Dodgers||4-1|
|3||New York Yankees||1976||L||Cincinnati Reds||4-0|
|1977||W||Los Angeles Dodgers||4-2|
|1978||W||Los Angeles Dodgers||4-2|
|3||Oakland Athletics||1988||L||Los Angeles Dodgers||4-1|
|1989||W||San Francisco Giants||4-0|
|2||20 Teams Tied|
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