Stats corner: Longest current World Series droughts by players and teams
The Dodgers are headed to the postseason again, looking to win their first World Series since 1988. Here’s a look at the last time each MLB team won the World Series.
Texas Rangers (franchise began play in 1961)
Milwaukee Brewers (1969)
San Diego Padres (1969)
Washington Nationals (1969)
Seattle Mariners (1977)
Colorado Rockies (1993)
Tampa Bay Rays (1998)
New York Mets
Toronto Blue Jays
Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
Kansas City Royals
Boston Red Sox
Active players who have appeared in the most regular-season games without playing in a World Series (through Thursday’s games):
Nick Markakis, Braves, 2,114
Edwin Encarnacion, Yankees, 1,916
Adam Jones, Diamondbacks, 1,821
Ryan Braun, Brewers, 1,726
Joey Votto, Reds, 1,715
Justin Upton, Angels, 1,697
Russell Martin, Dodgers, 1,692
Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals, 1,687
Asdrubal Cabrera, Nationals, 1,658
Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers, 1,616
The active reliever leader is the Astros’ Joe Smith, who has appeared in 781 regular-season games without pitching in a World Series. Among starting pitchers, the Astros’ Zach Greinke leads with 447 starts.
The all-time leader among position players is Rafael Palmeiro with 2,831 games.
Among relievers: Dan Plesac, 1,064
Among starting pitchers: Phil Niekro, 716
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