What team has the longest World Series drought?
As we head into the MLB playoffs, you might be wondering which teams have gone longest without winning a World Series.
The Houston Astros ended their 55-year dry spell by winning their first-ever World Series title last year. In 2016, the Cubs broke one of the most famous curses in baseball history when they won the title to end a 108-year drought. The team they beat, the Indians, still hold the title as the baseball team that's suffering through the longest World Series drought. Cleveland last won a title in 1948, 69 years ago.
Two other teams that made this year's playoffs have fan bases that have endured remarkable title droughts. The Brewers have never won a championship in their 49-year history. The Dodgers, who are suffering from a 30-year drought, haven't won a title since 1988.
Here's a complete list of the longest (and, inversely, shortest) playoff droughts. Teams that are in this year's playoffs are in bold.
1. Cleveland Indians, 70 years
2. Texas Rangers, 57 years (franchise has never won a World Series title)
4. Milwaukee Brewers, 49 years (franchise has never won a World Series title)
5. San Diego Padres, 49 years (franchise has never won a World Series title)
6. Washington Nationals, 49 years (franchise has never won a World Series title)
7. Seattle Mariners, 41 years (franchise has never won a World Series Title)
8. Pittsburgh Pirates, 39 years
9. Baltimore Orioles, 35 years
10. Detroit Tigers, 34 years
11. New York Mets, 32 years
12. Los Angeles Dodgers, 30 years
13. Oakland Athletics, 29 years
14. Cincinnati Reds, 28 years
15. Minnesota Twins, 27 years
16. Colorado Rockies, 25 years (franchise has never won a World Series Title)
17. Toronto Blue Jays, 25 years
18. Atlanta Braves, 23 years
19. Tampa Bay Rays, 18 years (franchise has never won a World Series Title)
20. Arizona Diamondbacks, 17 years
21. Los Angeles Angels, 16 years
22. Miami Marlins, 15 years
23. Chicago White Sox, 13 years
24. Philadelphia Phillies, 10 years
25. New York Yankees, 9 years
26. St. Louis Cardinals, 7 years
26. Boston Red Sox, 5 years
27. San Francisco Giants, 4 years
28. Kansas City Royals, 3 years
29. Chicago Cubs, 2 years
30. Houston Astros, 1 year