So, when was the last time YOUR team went to the World Series?

Photo: Anthony Moretti 28May2016

Depending upon the kind of baseball trash-talking you like to do, this list might come in handy dandy.

AL EAST
Boston 2013 (won)
NY Yankees 2009 (won)
Tampa Bay 2008 (lost)
Toronto 1993 (won)
Baltimore 1983 (won)

AL CENTRAL
Cleveland 2016 (lost)
Kansas City 2015 (won)
Detroit 2012 (lost)
Chicago White Sox 1995 (won)
Minnesota 1991 (won)

AL WEST
Texas 2011 (lost)
Houston 2005 (lost) 
LA Angels 2002 (won)
Oakland 1990 (lost)
Seattle never (N/A)

NL EAST
NY Mets 2015 (lost)
Philadelphia 2009 (lost)
Miami 2003 (won)
Atlanta 1999 (lost)
Washington never (N/A)

NL CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs 2016 (won)
St. Louis 2013 (lost)
Cincinnati 1990 (won)
Milwaukee 1982 (lost)

Pittsburgh 1979 (won)

NL WEST
San Francisco 2014 (won) 
Colorado 2007 (lost)
Arizona 2001 (won)
San Diego 1998 (lost)
Los Angeles 1988 (won)

Wrigley Field, Chicago. Public domain photo.

FIVE MOST RECENT WORLD SERIES PARTICIPANTS
Chicago Cubs 2016
Cleveland 2016
Kansas City 2015
NY Mets 2015
San Francisco 2014

FIVE LONGEST WORLD SERIES DROUGHTS
Seattle never
Washington never
Pittsburgh 1979
Milwaukee 1982
Baltimore 1983

Fenway Park, Boston. Public domain photo.

BASEBALL’S BEST WORLD SERIES DIVISIONS
AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL: Three different teams in the Series since 2012

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST: Generally speaking, they get there and win it

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST: The division does need more consistency to match the top two

BASEBALL’S WORST WORLD SERIES DIVISIONS
AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST: Only two teams since 1990 (Houston was in NL in 2005), thought Texas made it in consecutive years

NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL: St. Louis or bust for more than 25 years

NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST: Good thing the Giants call this division home

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