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).

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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