It’s been a long time, been a long time…
The Boston Red Sox finally beat the dreaded Curse of the Bambino after 86 years with a convincing sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series last season. While there’s no chance for the Chicago Cubs this year, either the Chicago White Sox or the Houston Astros could break their respective drought at this year’s World Series. Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 clubs that have gone the longest without a World Series crown.
Team Last World Series Victory
Chicago Cubs 1908
Chicago White Sox 1917
Cleveland Indians 1948
*San Francisco Giants 1954
Texas Rangers never (franchise started in 1961)
Houston Astros never (franchise started in 1962)
Milwaukee Brewers never (franchise started in 1969)
†Washington Nationals never (franchise started in 1969)
San Diego Padres never (franchise started in 1969)
Seattle Mariners never (franchise started in 1977)
*New York Giants at the time.
† Started as Montreal Expos