The Last 30 World Series Champions, Ranked

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We’re not just skimming box scores and win-loss columns; we’re diving into what makes each of these teams legendary or, in some cases, just lucky enough to be standing when the dust settled. We’re not ignoring the stats, but let’s be real, numbers don’t always tell the whole story. It’s about those moments — Pujols’ moonshot off Lidge, MadBum’s superhuman World Series performance, the Cubs finally breaking the curse — that etch a team’s place in history.

So, when we rank these teams, we’re weighing everything: dominance, resilience, historical impact, and those iconic moments that give you chills no matter how many times you’ve seen them. Here’s how all 30 champions stack up against one another.