Have you ever contemplated what life must be like for fans of the baseball teams that have never been to the World Series?
I mean, every new baseball season brings hope of a championship for every team and their fans … right?
That’s the promise we all buy into, and that we chase all winter long and through every lost season, but most of us at least have some memory of a time — or can read about a time — when our team made it to the World Series.
But not EVERY team’s fans have even that bit of cold comfort. To with, here is the complete list of current baseball teams that have never been to a World Series: Seattle Mariners.
Yep, the Mariners stand alone in this field, having never made it to the Fall Classic since their MLB run began as an expansion team in 1977. They at least did make it to the American League Championship Series (ALCS) in 1995, 2000, and 2001.
They could advance no further, though, and they’re the only current franchise who can boast of that “accomplishment.”
If you’re looking for an honorable mention, though, you might try the old Montreal Expos, who never made it to the World Series during their full Canadian run from 1969 through 2004. The franchise ended all that in 2019, though, when the Washington Nationals won the title — more than some other teams can say.
Which teams? Well, the teams that have never won a World Series, of course!