Former football coach, Lombardi wins, patented the phrase “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”, and boy do they know it in the Major League Baseball (MLB), where in its centenary, 114 champions have had the Baseball World Series; however, only a few can boast that they have a large number of titles.
In fact, in its 115 editions since 1903, 24 franchises have achieved the highest award, of which only two have exceeded double digits, with a historic advantage for American League teams with 66 championships against 49 in the National League.
Just as there are cadres that have never been crowned major league champions, not a few fans wonder which are the teams that have won the most World Series in MLB history; Well, we will give you a hand, presenting the five franchises with the most Commissioner Trophies in their windows.
5.- San Francisco Giants
World Series Titles: 8 (1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954, 2010, 2012, 2014)
World Series played: 20
Last move: 2014
Last victory: 2014
In the 1920s they were regular candidates to win the MLB, however, San Francisco Giants was in a long drought of almost six decades without winning championships, something that was cut in the new century, by the hand of Bruce Bochy.
Under his baton, they dominated the first part of the last decade, winning three World Series in five years, becoming a great team in the competition, which is now experiencing a moment of reconstruction to return to the big stages in the future.
4.- Oakland Athletics
World Series Titles: 9 (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989)
World Series played: 14
Last move: 1990
Last victory: 1989
They lived two successful blocks of time throughout its history, with the feeling that whenever it was in the great definition, it took the victory. In the 1910s they won three titles, while in the 1970s they won another three crowns.
The Oakland Athletics They have not won a 1989 World Series again, remembered for being played in the middle of the Loma Prieta earthquake, and from then on they have spent two decades away, even from the finals, something that for now continues to be a trend.
3.- Boston Red Sox
World Series Titles: 9 (1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2018)
World Series played: 13
Last move: 2018
Last victory: 2018
Since always, Boston Red Sox have been in the orbit of definitions in the MLB, especially in the last decade where they have become one of the teams to beat in the American League, competing inch by inch with their longtime archrivals, the New York Yankees .
After the beginning of the century and a glorious decade of 1910 with five championships, it took more than 86 years to conquer the world again, with four crowns in the new century.
2.- St. Louis Cardinals
World Series Titles: 11 (1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011)
World Series played: 19
Last move: 2013
Last victory: 2011
One of only two teams in Major League history to have double digits in their championships, and therefore the St. Louis Cardinals they are a permanent candidate to be present in the October Classic.
However, since 2013 not reaching the World SeriesDespite this, they emerge as the only ones capable of approaching the most winning franchise in history.
1.- New York Yankees
World Series Titles: 27 (1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009)
World series played: 40
Last move: 2009
Last victory: 2009
If there is a team that generates mixed feelings, these are the New York Yankees, or also known as the Evil Empire, The Bronx Bombers, The Pinstripers or The Bronx Zoo. You either love them or you hate them.
Although the past decade was not even close to returning to the October Classic, in each of the previous decades, in the 20th century and in the present, they have left their mark. Like it or not.