How many MLB teams have not won a World Series?

In 2017, the Astros won it all for the very first time. Six years later, fellow AL West rival Texas also won their first championship Now that the Rangers have claimed their first World Series title, you may be wondering how many teams in Major League Baseball that never won a World Series. We can answer that question.

How many MLB teams have not won a World Series?

As of the end of the 2023 season, there are five MLB teams that have never won a World Series. Those five are:

Four of the five teams listed above have made the World Series at least once.

As of the start of the 2023 MLB season, Tampa Bay, San Diego, and Texas made the Fall Classic twice, only to lose on each occasion. The Rangers made it for the third time in 2023 and broke their titleless drought.

The only team out of this group not to win a league pennant and make it to the World Series at least once is the Seattle Mariners.

Founded in 1998, the Tampa Bay Rays have the shortest title drought among this group of six. However, another team that entered the league with the Rays that season, the Arizona Diamondbacks, has won a World Series.

San Diego and Milwaukee — dating back to the Brewers’s first season in Seattle as the Pilots — have the two longest droughts. Both entered MLB in 1969, but have yet to capture a World Series championship.

Interestingly enough, San Diego and Milwaukee are actually not the two teams in Major League Baseball with the longest championship drought. That distinction belongs to the Cleveland Guardians. Cleveland’s last title came in 1948.