10 Past MLB World Series Winners!! The MLB World Series is the championship series of MLB and runs from March/April to late September – early October.
The series brings together the best teams from the American League and the National League to compete for the ultimate prize in baseball.
Over the years, there have been many memorable World Series matchups and champions, with each team showcasing its skills and determination on the diamond.
|Year||Winning Team||Total Appearance|
|2020||Los Angeles Dodgers||21|
|2018||Boston Red Sox||13|
|2015||Kansas City Royals||4|
|2014||San Francisco Giants||20|
|2013||Boston Red Sox||13|
Past MLB World Series Winners
Here are the 10 most recent MLB World Series winners, showcasing the talent and grit that led them to victory:
# 2022 Houston Astros
On November 5, 2022, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 to claim the 2022 World Series.
The Astros won the World Series for the second time in six seasons thanks to Yordan Alvarez’s game-changing 450-foot home run to dead center.
In Game 4 of this series, the Astros’ Cristian Javier, Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero, and Ryan Pressly combined to throw a no-hitter.
Along with Valdez and Alvarez’s heroics, rookie shortstop Jeremy Pea had two hits and was on base when Alvarez hit his home run.
# 2021 Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves won the 2021 World Series, their first championship since 1995. They defeated the Houston Astros in six games to claim the title.
In the postseason, they defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the Division Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Championship Series, and the Houston Astros in the World Series.
Jorge Soler, one of the best hitters in MLB, was named the World Series MVP after batting .300 with three home runs and six RBIs in the series.
# 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the 2020 World Series defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in six games to win their first championship since 1988.
Highlights of this series include Corey Seager of the Dodgers going 8-20 (.400) with two home runs and five RBIs, winning the World Series MVP Award, and Brandon Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays blasting two home runs in Game 2.
However, the 2020 MLB season saw some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a shortened 60-game season and an expanded playoff format, but the Dodgers overcame these challenges to come out victorious.
# 2019 Washington Nationals
The Washington Nationals won the 2019 MLB World Series, their first championship in franchise history. The Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in seven games, with the road team winning every game of the series.
The Nationals were led by a strong pitching staff, including Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer, and Patrick Corbin, and critical contributions from players like Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto.
Moreover, the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg won two of the series’ games and was voted World Series MVP. This one was the only World Series without a home team winning a game, making it noteworthy.
# 2018 Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox won the 2018 MLB World Series. They defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games to win their fourth championship in the last 15 years.
The Red Sox were led by standout performances from players like Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, and David Price, among others.
# 2017 Houston Astros
The Houston Astros were the winners of the 2017 MLB World Series. They defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games to win their first World Series championship in franchise history.
George Springer, an outfielder for Houston, hit five home runs, including a record-breaking four in back-to-back World Series games. The Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player award, went to Springer.
The series was marred by controversy, as it was later revealed that the Astros had engaged in sign-stealing during the postseason
# 2016 Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs were the winners of the 2016 MLB World Series. They defeated the Cleveland Indians in seven games to win their first World Series championship since 1908, ending a 108-year championship drought.
Dexter Fowler of the Cubs hit a leadoff home run to begin Game 7—the only player to ever do so in a World Series Game 7. After the third inning, the score was knotted, and by the top of the fifth, the Cubs had taken a 5-1 lead.
After a comeback, the Guardians scored three in the bottom of the eighth to level the game at 6-6. In the 10th inning of the extra frame, the Cubs defeated the Guardians 2-1 to win the game 8-7 and secure their victory in the World Series.
# 2015 Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals won the 2015 MLB World Series defeating the New York Mets in five games to win their first World Series since 1985.
It was an exciting series with many memorable moments, including the Royals’ comeback in Game 1, the 14-inning marathon of Game 1, and the heroics of pitcher Johnny Cueto in Game 2.
# 2014 San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants won the 2014 World Series, their third championship in five years. They defeated the Kansas City Royals in 4 games out of 7 to claim the title.
It was the 20th appearance of the Giants in the 2014 world series.
In Game 5, pitcher Madison Bumgarner of the Giants shut out the Royals to become the first pitcher in World Series history to record a shutout with no walks and at least eight strikeouts.
Bumgarner had a great series overall. He also established any pitcher’s lowest World Series career ERA to pitch at least 25 innings, at .29.
# 2013 Boston Red Sox
Now we have the nine-time World Series winner Boston Red Sox on our list.
On October 30, 2013, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 to win the 2013 World Series, earning their eighth World Series title in franchise history.
David Ortiz was named the World Series MVP after batting .688 with two home runs and six RBIs.
The championship was a significant moment for the Red Sox and their fans, as it came one year after the team finished in last place in their division, marking a remarkable turnaround for the franchise.
Overall, the past 10 MLB World Series winners showcase the success of several franchises, including the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago Cubs.
It also highlights the recent breakthroughs for teams like the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, who won their first championships in a long time of franchise history.
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