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Which MLB Team Will Be Next To Win Its First World Series?

Updated December 10, 2019 60 votes 14 voters6 items

List RulesVote up the team most likely to win a championship first.

The goal of every MLB team at the start of each season is to win a World Series, but there can be only one winner, and the rest of the league has to try again. While 20 teams in league history have won multiple championships, but there remain six baseball teams without a ring. There are six teams who have never had the ultimate celebration at the end of the season.

In 2019, Stephen Strasburg led the Washington Nationals to the first title in franchise history, which was the last time a team won its first World Series. While the Nationals won in their first World Series appearance, teams like the Rangers and Padres have been to the World Series multiple times and come up empty. Meanwhile, the Mariners have the longest streak in league history without even a World Series appearance. But they are all in a position to end the drought soon and get off the list of MLB teams without a championship.

But which team is the most likely to end its drought next? Which of these six MLB teams with no World Series wins has the best shot to take home rings? It could happen in the 2020 season, but maybe these fanbases will have to wait a little longer. Vote up the teams that won't have to wait.

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  • Total MLB playoffs appearances: 6

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2019 - Lost in National League Wild Card Game

    Best finish:
    1982 World Series runner-up

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  • Tampa Bay Rays is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which MLB Team Will Be Next To Win Its First World Series?
    Photo: Rays / Instagram

    Total MLB playoffs appearances: 5

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2019 - Lost in American League Division Series

    Best finish:
    2008 World Series runner-up

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  • San Diego Padres is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which MLB Team Will Be Next To Win Its First World Series?
    Photo: Padres / Instagram

    Total MLB playoffs appearances: 5

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2006 - Lost in National League Division Series

    Best finish:
    2x World Series runner-up (1984, 1998)

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  • Total MLB playoffs appearances: 5

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2018 - Lost in National League Division Series

    Best finish:
    2007 World Series runner-up

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