These are the major league baseball teams that have won the most consecutive World Series. Meaning the teams that have won the World Series the most number of years in a row.
This is a great list for New York Yankees fans like myself. I've been a Yankees fan since I was a kid in the early 1970s. The Yankees are featured prominently on this list of consecutive World Series Champions, and I remember rooting for two of the Yankees teams on the list.
Teams That Have Won the Most Consecutive World Series Championships
1. New York Yankees (1949-1953) - 5
The New York Yankees won a record five consecutive World Series from 1949 to 1953 for manager Casey Stengel. Stengel took over as Yankees manager in 1949, and won five straight World Series.
Joe DiMaggio was on the 1949 to 1951 teams. Other great Yankees on those teams include Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Whitey Ford (from 1950 on), Johnny Mize, and Mickey Mantle (from 1951 on).
The 1949 to 1953 Yankees went a combined 487-280 (.635) in the regular season, and a combined 20-8 in the World Series. The Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers (4-1) in 1949, the Philadelphia Phillies (4-0) in 1950, the New York Giants (4-2) in 1951, and the Dodgers again in both 1952 (4-3), and 1953 (4-2) in the World Series.
2. New York Yankees (1936-1939) - 4
The New York Yankees won four straight World Series from 1936 to 1939 for manager Joe McCarthy. Great players from those Yankees teams include Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Joe DiMaggio, Red Ruffing and Lefty Gomez.
The 1936 to 1939 Yankees went a combined 409-201 (.670) during the regular season, and a combined 16-3 in the World Series. They defeated the New York Giants in both 1936 (4-2) and 1937 (4-1) in the World Series, and then swept the Chicago Cubs in 1938, and the Cincinnati Reds in 1939.
T-3. Oakland A's (1972-1974) - 3
The Oakland A's won three consecutive World Series from 1972 to 1974. Dick Williams was the manager for the 1972 and 1973 wins, and Al Dark was the manager in 1974. Great players from those Oakland A's teams include Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, and Rollie Fingers.
The A's teams went a combined 277-202 (.578) over the three years in the regular season, and a combined 12-7 in the World Series. The A's beat the Cincinnati Reds (4-3) in 1972, the New York Mets (4-3) in 1973, and the Los Angeles Dodgers (4-1) in the World Series over the three years.
T-3. New York Yankees (1998-2000) - 3
The 1998 to 2000 New York Yankees won three consecutive World Series for manager Joe Torre. Great players from those Yankees teams include Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte, and Mariano Rivera.
The Yankees teams from 1998 to 2000 went a combined 299-186 (.617) in the regular season, and a combined 12-1 in the World Series. The Yankees beat the San Diego Padres (4-0) in 1998, the Atlanta Braves (4-0) in 1999, and the New York Mets (4-1) in 2000 in the World Series.
The 1998 to 2000 New York Yankees were just great fun to watch for this Yankees fan. For my money, the 1998 Yankees were the greatest baseball team I've ever watched play. Including the playoffs and World Series, the 1998 New York Yankees went 125-50 (.714) on the season. All that team knew how to do was win games.
Ten Teams Won Back-to-Back World Series
Ten teams in major league baseball history have won two consecutive World Series. As a kid, I watched the 1977 and 1978 Yankees and both seasons were great.
In 1977, Reggie Jackson hit three consecutive home runs on three consecutive pitches in the World Series. In 1978, the Yankees came back from something like a 14 game deficit in July, and then defeated the Boston Red Sox in a one game playoff on their way to a repeat World Series win.
The 10 teams that have won back-to-back World Series are the Toronto Blue Jays (1992-93), New York Yankees (1977-78), Cincinnati Reds (1975-76), New York Yankees (1961-62), Philadelphia A's (1929-1930), New York Yankees (1927-28), New York Giants (1921-22), Boston Red Sox (1915-16), Philadelphia A's (1910-11), and Chicago Cubs (1907-08).