Seven MLB Teams With World Series Drought of 40 Years or More

With the Cubs ending their 107-year World Series championship drought, the losing Indians jumped to the front in terms of longest current droughts at 68 seasons.  They are joined by the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals and Seattle Mariners in the 40 and over club.

The Nationals and Mariners have the added distinction of having never been to the World Series.

5753472014Cleveland Indians
68 Seasons

  • Last Won 1948 v. Boston Braves (4-2)
  • 1954: swept by New York Giants despite winning record 111 games
  • 1995: Lost to Atlanta Braves 4-2
  • 1997: Lost to Florida Marlins 4-3
  • 2016: Lost to Chicago Cubs 4-3 despite having 3-1 lead.
  • Twice lost Game 7 in extra-innings

ajfeh4oqeealq37er15r3673hTexas Rangers
56 Seasons

  • Never won World Series
  • 2010: lost to San Francisco 4-1
  • 2011: Lost to St. Louis 4-3
  • Blew 3-2 lead in 2011, blowing leads in 9th and 10th inning
  • Used to be Washington Senators (1961-1971)

492995032000Houston Astros
55 Seasons

  • Never won World Series
    • Swept by Chicago White Sox 2005
  • Played in National League until 2012

ophgazfdzfdkeugut9bdw3iyzMilwaukee Brewers
48 Seasons

  • Never won World Series
  • 1982: Lost to St. Louis, blew 3-2 lead and lead in Game 7
  • Moved to National League in 1998
  • Played first season in Seattle as Seattle Pilots

7343442015San Diego Padres
48 Seasons

  • Never won World Series
  • 1984: Lost to Detroit Tigers 4-1
  • 1998: Swept by New York Yankees

rcehah9k0kekjkgzm077fflwsWashington Nationals
48 Seasons

  • Never won World Series
  • Never appeared in World Series
  • 1981: Lost only NLCS they appeared in 3-2 to Dodgers
  • Were Montreal Expos until 2004.

1305Seattle Mariners
40 Seasons

  • Never won World Series
  • Never appeared in World Series
  • Three times lost ALCS, including 2001 after setting AL record with 116 wins
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