Most recently, the Cubs won the 2016 National League Championship Series and 2016 World Series, which ended a 71-year National League pennant drought and a 108-year World Series championship drought, both of which are record droughts in Major League Baseball.
|Seasons||Team||Last World Series championship won|
|61||Texas Rangers||Never (franchise began 1961)|
|53||Milwaukee Brewers||Never (franchise began 1969)|
|53||San Diego Padres||Never (franchise began 1969)|
|45||Seattle Mariners||Never (franchise began 1977)|
The Chicago Cubs have appeared in the World Series 11 times, in 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945 and 2016.
In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became America’s first professional baseball club.
|Boston Braves^||NL||Milwaukee Braves|
|St. Louis Browns^||AL||Baltimore Orioles|
|Philadelphia Athletics^||AL||Kansas City Athletics|
|New York Giants^||NL||San Francisco Giants|
|2021 World Series|
|Dates||October 26 – November 2|
|Venue||Truist Park (Atlanta) Minute Maid Park (Houston)|
|MVP||Jorge Soler (Atlanta)|
The BASEBALL WORLD SERIES has been played in Cleveland 6 times, when the CLEVELAND INDIANS won the American League championship in 1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997, and 2016. They went on to win the series in 1920 and 1948.
2021 World Series/Champion
The Atlanta Braves have probably not stopped celebrating since late Tuesday night when they won the 2021 World Series. After beating the Houston Astros in five games, the Braves got to celebrate with their fans on Friday.Nov 5, 2021
|50 Greatest Sluggers by The Sporting News (2000)|
|Jamie Moyer||P||49 years, 191 days|
|Hughie Jennings*||SS/1B||49 years, 153 days|
|Julio Franco||INF||49 years, 25 days|
|Gabby Street||C||48 years, 355 days|
In March 1995, two new franchises, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (now known as the Tampa Bay Rays), were awarded by MLB, which began play in 1998. This addition brought the total number of franchises to 30.
2016 Major League Baseball season/Champion
The regular season ended on Sunday, October 2, 2016, and the postseason on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, with the Chicago Cubs coming back from a three games to one deficit to defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series and win their first championship since 1908.
1995 World Series/Champion
The Braves defeated the Astros during Game 6 in Houston to clinch the series win and bring the Commissioner’s Trophy home to Truist Park.Nov 4, 2021
|World Series titles (1)||2017|
|AL Pennants (3)||2017 2019 2021|
|NL Pennants (1)||2005|
|AL West Division titles (4)||2017 2018 2019 2021|
On May 28, 1957, National League owners vote unanimously to allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, at the mid-season owner’s meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
The Brooklyn Dodgers played from 1890 to 1957. Of the myriad players who donned a Brooklyn uniform in those many decades, just 11 survive, as of December 1, 2021.
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