List of World Series champions
At the first World Series, held in 1903, the Boston Americans (front row) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (back row) in eight games.
The best-of-seven style has been the format of all World Series except in 1903
, and 1921
, when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff
Although the large majority of contests have been played entirely during the month of October, a small number of Series have also had games played during September and November. The Series-winning team is awarded the Commissioner's Trophy
Players, coaches and others associated with the team are generally given World Series rings
to commemorate their victory; however, they have received other items such as pocket watches
and medallions in the past.
The winning team is traditionally invited to the White House
to meet the President of the United States
A total of 116 Series have been contested, with the AL champion winning 66 and the NL champion winning 50. The New York Yankees
of the AL have played in 40 World Series through 2020, winning 27 — the most championship appearances and most victories by any team in the four major North American professional sports leagues. The Los Angeles Dodgers
of the NL have the most losses with 14, while the Yankees have the most losses among AL teams with 13. The St. Louis Cardinals
have won 11 championships, the most championships among NL clubs and second-most all-time behind the Yankees, and have made 19 total appearances, third-most among NL clubs.
The Los Angeles Dodgers
have represented the NL the most World Series with 21 appearances.
World Series results
Numbers in parentheses in the table are World Series appearances as of the date of that World Series, and are used as follows:
Winning team and losing team columns indicate the number of times that team has appeared in a World Series as well as each respective team's World Series record to date.
- T The 1907, 1912, and 1922 World Series each included one tied game.
- V The 1903, 1919, 1920, and 1921 World Series were in a best-of-nine format (carried by the first team to win five games).
- W Indicates a team that made the playoffs as a wild card team (rather than by winning a division).
- L1 The Brewers were in the American League from 1969 to 1997, after which they moved to the National League.
- L2 The Astros were in the National League from 1962 to 2012, after which they moved to the American League.
Source for this Table 
Series records by franchise
In the sortable table below, teams are ordered first by number of wins, then by number of appearances, and finally by year of first appearance. In the "Season(s)" column, bold years indicate winning appearances.
The following are the 20 matchups of teams that have occurred two or more times in the World Series. All teams that have participated in these were "Classic Eight" members of either the American or National League; no expansion team (created in 1961 or later) has faced the same opponent more than once in a World Series.
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