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Only five teams have longer World Series droughts than the Dodgers

Only five teams have longer World Series droughts than the Dodgers
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig walks off the field as Cubs players celebrate winning the National League Championship Series. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The Chicago Cubs' triumph removed another team from the shrinking list of teams with a World Series drought longer than the Dodgers.

The Dodgers last appeared in the World Series in 1988. The teams with longer droughts: the Baltimore Orioles (1983), Milwaukee Brewers (1982), Pittsburgh Pirates (1979), Seattle Mariners (never) and Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos (never).

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The four most recent expansion teams -- the Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins, founded in 1993, and the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays, founded in 1998, all have reached the World Series.

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