The Cleveland Indians have appeared in the World Series 6 times, in 1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997 and 2016.
The New York Yankees of the AL have played in 40 World Series, winning 27 – the most championship appearances and most victories by any team in the four major North American professional sports leagues.
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.
1949-53 Yankees (five straight World Series wins) The Yankees have won three World Series in a row (1998-2000). They’ve won four World Series in a row (1936-39). And they’ve won five World Series in a row — the longest championship streak in MLB history.
With 11 total, the St Louis Cardinals are the second-most successful World Series team. They are also tied with the Yankees and Red Sox on four World Series wins in the 21st century.
Since expansion began in 1961, six of the 14 expansion teams have never won the World Series. Furthermore, one franchise, the Cleveland Guardians, currently has a championship drought that pre-dates the expansion era.
Louis Browns and 1899 Cleveland Spiders. The 1899 Cleveland Spiders own the worst single-season record of all time (minimum 120 games) and for all eras, finishing at 20–134 (.
A Chicago Cubs fan holds a sign after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Nov. 2 in Cleveland. The Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years.
On October 4, 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series at last, beating the New York Yankees 2-0. They’d lost the championship seven times already, and they’d lost five times just to the Yanks—in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953.