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year champions runner-up ws mvp alcs mvp nlcs mvp series
2021 Atlanta Braves Houston Astros Jorge Soler Yordan Alvarez Eddie Rosario ATL-HOU (WS) - HOU-BOS (ALCS) - ATL-LAN (NLCS) - HOU-CHA (ALDS) - BOS-TBA (ALDS) - LAN-SFN (NLDS) - ATL-MIL (NLDS) - BOS-NYA (ALWC) - LAN-SLN (NLWC)
2020 Los Angeles Dodgers Tampa Bay Rays Corey Seager Randy Arozarena Corey Seager LAN-TBA (WS) - TBA-HOU (ALCS) - LAN-ATL (NLCS) - TBA-NYA (ALDS) - HOU-OAK (ALDS) - LAN-SDN (NLDS) - ATL-MIA (NLDS) - TBA-TOR (ALWC) - HOU-MIN (ALWC) - NYA-CLE (ALWC) - OAK-CHA (ALWC) - MIA-CHN (ALWC) - SDN-SLN (NLWC) - LAN-MIL (NLWC) - MIA-CHN (NLWC) - ATL-CIN (NLWC)
2019 Washington Nationals Houston Astros Stephen Strasburg Jose Altuve Howie Kendrick WAS-HOU (WS) - WAS-SLN (NLCS) - HOU-NYA (ALCS) - NYA-MIN (ALDS) - HOU-TBA (ALDS) - WAS-LAN (NLDS) - SLN-ATL (NLDS) - TBA-OAK (ALWC) - AS-MILW (NLWC)
2018 Boston Red Sox Los Angeles Dodgers Steve Pearce Jackie Bradley Cody Bellinger BOS-LAN (WS) - LAN-MIL (NLCS) - BOS-HOU (ALCS) - BOS-NYA (ALDS) - HOU-CLE (ALDS) - MIL-COL (NLDS) - LAN-ATL (NLDS) - NYA-OAK (ALWC) - COL-CHN (NLWC)
2017 Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers George Springer Justin Verlander Chris Taylor
Justin Turner
HOU-LAN (WS) - LAN-CHN (NLCS) - HOU-NYA (ALCS) - HOU-BOS (ALDS) - NYA-CLE (ALDS) - CHN-WAS (NLDS) - LAN-ARI (NLDS) - NYA-MIN (ALWC) - ARI-COL (NLWC)
2016 Chicago Cubs Cleveland Indians Ben Zobrist Andrew Miller Jon Lester
Javier Baez
CLE-CHN (WS) - LAN-CHN (NLCS) - TOR-CLE (ALCS) - TOR-TEX (ALDS) - BOS-CLE (ALDS) - LAN-WAS (NLDS) - SFN-CHN (NLDS) - BAL-TOR (ALWC) - SFN-NYN (NLWC)
2015 Kansas City Royals New York Mets Salvador Perez Alcides Escobar Daniel Murphy KCA-NYN (WS) - KCA-TOR (ALCS) - CHN-NYN (NLCS) - TEX-TOR (ALDS) - HOU-KCA (ALDS) - LAN-NYN (NLDS) - CHN-SLN (NLDS) - HOU-NYA (ALWC) - CHN-PIT (NLWC)
2014 San Francisco Giants Kansas City Royals Madison Bumgarner Lorenzo Cain Madison Bumgarner KCA-SFN (WS) - BAL-KCA (ALCS) - SFN-SLN (NLCS) - BAL-DET (ALDS) - ANA-KCA (ALDS) - LAN-SLN (NLDS) - SFN-WAS (NLDS) - KCA-OAK (ALWC) - PIT-SFN (NLWC)
2013 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals David Ortiz Koji Uehara Michael Wacha BOS-SLN (WS) - BOS-DET (ALCS) - LAN-SLN (NLCS) - DET-OAK (ALDS) - BOS-TBA (ALDS) - PIT-SLN (NLDS) - ATL-LAN (NLDS) - CLE-TBA (ALWC) - CIN-PIT (NLWC)
2012 San Francisco Giants Detroit Tigers Pablo Sandoval Delmon Young Marco Scutaro DET-SFN (WS) - DET-NYA (ALCS) - SFN-SLN (NLCS) - DET-OAK (ALDS) - BAL-NYA (ALDS) - SLN-WAS (NLDS) - CIN-SFN (NLDS) - BAL-TEX (ALWC) - ATL-SLN (NLWC)
2011 St. Louis Cardinals Texas Rangers David Freese Nelson Cruz David Freese SLN-TEX (WS) - DET-TEX (ALCS) - MIL-SLN (NLCS) - TBA-TEX (ALDS) - DET-NYA (ALDS) - PHI-SLN (NLDS) - ARI-MIL (NLDS)
2010 San Francisco Giants Texas Rangers Edgar Renteria Josh Hamilton Cody Ross SFN-TEX (WS) - NYA-TEX (ALCS) - PHI-SFN (NLCS) - TBA-TEX (ALDS) - MIN-NYA (ALDS) - CIN-PHI (NLDS) - ATL-SFN (NLDS)
2009 New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies Hideki Matsui CC Sabathia Ryan Howard NYA-PHI (WS) - ANA-NYA (ALCS) - LAN-PHI (NLCS) - MIN-NYA (ALDS) - ANA-BOS (ALDS) - LAN-SLN (NLDS) - COL-PHI (NLDS)
2008 Philadelphia Phillies Tampa Bay Rays Cole Hamels Matt Garza Cole Hamels PHI-TBA (WS) - BOS-TBA (ALCS) - LAN-PHI (NLCS) - CHA-TBA (ALDS) - ANA-BOS (ALDS) - MIL-PHI (NLDS) - CHN-LAN (NLDS)
2007 Boston Red Sox Colorado Rockies Mike Lowell Josh Beckett Matt Holliday BOS-COL (WS) - BOS-CLE (ALCS) - ARI-COL (NLCS) - CLE-NYA (ALDS) - ANA-BOS (ALDS) - COL-PHI (NLDS) - ARI-CHN (NLDS)
2006 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers David Eckstein Placido Polanco Jeff Suppan DET-SLN (WS) - DET-OAK (ALCS) - NYN-SLN (NLCS) - MIN-OAK (ALDS) - DET-NYA (ALDS) - SDN-SLN (NLDS) - LAN-NYN (NLDS)
2005 Chicago White Sox Houston Astros Jermaine Dye Paul Konerko Roy Oswalt CHA-HOU (WS) - ANA-CHA (ALCS) - HOU-SLN (NLCS) - BOS-CHA (ALDS) - ANA-NYA (ALDS) - SDN-SLN (NLDS) - ATL-HOU (NLDS)
2004 Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals Manny Ramirez David Ortiz Albert Pujols BOS-SLN (WS) - BOS-NYA (ALCS) - HOU-SLN (NLCS) - MIN-NYA (ALDS) - ANA-BOS (ALDS) - LAN-SLN (NLDS) - ATL-HOU (NLDS)
2003 Florida Marlins New York Yankees Josh Beckett Mariano Rivera Ivan Rodriguez FLO-NYA (WS) - BOS-NYA (ALCS) - CHN-FLO (NLCS) - MIN-NYA (ALDS) - BOS-OAK (ALDS) - FLO-SFN (NLDS) - ATL-CHN (NLDS)
2002 Anaheim Angels San Francisco Giants Troy Glaus Adam Kennedy Benito Santiago ANA-SFN (WS) - ANA-MIN (ALCS) - SFN-SLN (NLCS) - MIN-OAK (ALDS) - ANA-NYA (ALDS) - ATL-SFN (NLDS) - ARI-SLN (NLDS)
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks New York Yankees Curt Schilling
Randy Johnson
Andy Pettitte Craig Counsell ARI-NYA (WS) - NYA-SEA (ALCS) - ARI-ATL (NLCS) - NYA-OAK (ALDS) - CLE-SEA (ALDS) - ATL-HOU (NLDS) - ARI-SLN (NLDS)
2000 New York Yankees New York Mets Derek Jeter David Justice Mike Hampton NYA-NYN (WS) - NYA-SEA (ALCS) - NYN-SLN (NLCS) - NYA-OAK (ALDS) - CHA-SEA (ALDS) - NYN-SFN (NLDS) - ATL-SLN (NLDS)
1999 New York Yankees Atlanta Braves Mariano Rivera Orlando Hernandez Eddie Perez ATL-NYA (WS) - BOS-NYA (ALCS) - ATL-NYN (NLCS) - NYA-TEX (ALDS) - BOS-CLE (ALDS) - ATL-HOU (NLDS) - ARI-NYN (NLDS)
1998 New York Yankees San Diego Padres Scott Brosius David Wells Sterling Hitchcock NYA-SDN (WS) - CLE-NYA (ALCS) - ATL-SDN (NLCS) - NYA-TEX (ALDS) - BOS-CLE (ALDS) - HOU-SDN (NLDS) - ATL-CHN (NLDS)
1997 Florida Marlins Cleveland Indians Livan Hernandez Marquis Grissom Livan Hernandez CLE-FLO (WS) - BAL-CLE (ALCS) - ATL-FLO (NLCS) - CLE-NYA (ALDS) - BAL-SEA (ALDS) - FLO-SFN (NLDS) - ATL-HOU (NLDS)
year champions runner-up ws mvp alcs mvp nlcs mvp series
1996 New York Yankees Atlanta Braves John Wetteland Bernie Williams Javy Lopez ATL-NYA (WS) - BAL-NYA (ALCS) - ATL-SLN (NLCS) - NYA-TEX (ALDS) - BAL-CLE (ALDS) - SDN-SLN (NLDS) - ATL-LAN (NLDS)
1995 Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians Tom Glavine Orel Hershiser Mike Devereaux ATL-CLE (WS) - CLE-SEA (ALCS) - ATL-CIN (NLCS) - NYA-SEA (ALDS) - BOS-CLE (ALDS) - CIN-LAN (NLDS) - ATL-COL (NLDS)
1993 Toronto Blue Jays Philadelphia Phillies Paul Molitor Dave Stewart Curt Schilling PHI-TOR (WS) - CHA-TOR (ALCS) - ATL-PHI (NLCS)
1992 Toronto Blue Jays Atlanta Braves Pat Borders Roberto Alomar John Smoltz ATL-TOR (WS) - OAK-TOR (ALCS) - ATL-PIT (NLCS)
1991 Minnesota Twins Atlanta Braves Jack Morris Kirby Puckett Steve Avery ATL-MIN (WS) - MIN-TOR (ALCS) - ATL-PIT (NLCS)
1990 Cincinnati Reds Oakland Athletics Jose Rijo Dave Stewart Rob Dibble
Randy Myers
CIN-OAK (WS) - BOS-OAK (ALCS) - CIN-PIT (NLCS)
1989 Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants Dave Stewart Rickey Henderson Will Clark OAK-SFN (WS) - OAK-TOR (ALCS) - CHN-SFN (NLCS)
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers Oakland Athletics Orel Hershiser Dennis Eckersley Orel Hershiser LAN-OAK (WS) - BOS-OAK (ALCS) - LAN-NYN (NLCS)
1987 Minnesota Twins St. Louis Cardinals Frank Viola Gary Gaetti Jeff Leonard MIN-SLN (WS) - DET-MIN (ALCS) - SFN-SLN (NLCS)
1986 New York Mets Boston Red Sox Ray Knight Marty Barrett Mike Scott BOS-NYN (WS) - BOS-CAL (ALCS) - HOU-NYN (NLCS)
1985 Kansas City Royals St. Louis Cardinals Bret Saberhagen George Brett Ozzie Smith KCA-SLN (WS) - KCA-TOR (ALCS) - LAN-SLN (NLCS)
1984 Detroit Tigers San Diego Padres Alan Trammell Kirk Gibson Steve Garvey DET-SDN (WS) - DET-KCA (ALCS) - CHN-SDN (NLCS)
1983 Baltimore Orioles Philadelphia Phillies Rick Dempsey Mike Boddicker Gary Matthews BAL-PHI (WS) - BAL-CHA (ALCS) - LAN-PHI (NLCS)
1982 St. Louis Cardinals Milwaukee Brewers Darrell Porter Fred Lynn Darrell Porter MIL-SLN (WS) - CAL-MIL (ALCS) - ATL-SLN (NLCS)
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees Ron Cey
Pedro Guerrero
Steve Yeager
Graig Nettles Burt Hooton LAN-NYA (WS) - NYA-OAK (ALCS) - LAN-MON (NLCS) - MIL-NYA (ALDS) - KCA-OAK (ALDS) - MON-PHI (NLDS) - HOU-LAN (NLDS)
1980 Philadelphia Phillies Kansas City Royals Mike Schmidt Frank White Manny Trillo KCA-PHI (WS) - KCA-NYA (ALCS) - HOU-PHI (NLCS)
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates Baltimore Orioles Willie Stargell -- Willie Stargell BAL-PIT (WS) - BAL-CAL (ALCS) - CIN-PIT (NLCS)
1978 New York Yankees Los Angeles Dodgers Bucky Dent -- Steve Garvey LAN-NYA (WS) - KCA-NYA (ALCS) - LAN-PHI (NLCS)
1977 New York Yankees Los Angeles Dodgers Reggie Jackson -- Dusty Baker LAN-NYA (WS) - KCA-NYA (ALCS) - LAN-PHI (NLCS)
1976 Cincinnati Reds New York Yankees Johnny Bench -- -- CIN-NYA (WS) - KCA-NYA (ALCS) - CIN-PHI (NLCS)
1975 Cincinnati Reds Boston Red Sox Pete Rose -- -- BOS-CIN (WS) - BOS-OAK (ALCS) - CIN-PIT (NLCS)
1974 Oakland Athletics Los Angeles Dodgers Rollie Fingers -- -- LAN-OAK (WS) - BAL-OAK (ALCS) - LAN-PIT (NLCS)
1973 Oakland Athletics New York Mets Reggie Jackson -- -- NYN-OAK (WS) - BAL-OAK (ALCS) - CIN-NYN (NLCS)
1972 Oakland Athletics Cincinnati Reds Gene Tenace -- -- CIN-OAK (WS) - DET-OAK (ALCS) - CIN-PIT (NLCS)
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates Baltimore Orioles Roberto Clemente -- -- BAL-PIT (WS) - BAL-OAK (ALCS) - PIT-SFN (NLCS)
year champions runner-up ws mvp alcs mvp nlcs mvp series
1970 Baltimore Orioles Cincinnati Reds Brooks Robinson -- -- BAL-CIN (WS) - BAL-MIN (ALCS) - CIN-PIT (NLCS)
1969 New York Mets Baltimore Orioles Donn Clendenon -- -- BAL-NYN (WS) - BAL-MIN (ALCS) - ATL-NYN (NLCS)
1968 Detroit Tigers St. Louis Cardinals Mickey Lolich -- -- DET-SLN (WS)
1967 St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox Bob Gibson -- -- BOS-SLN (WS)
1966 Baltimore Orioles Los Angeles Dodgers Frank Robinson -- -- BAL-LAN (WS)
1965 Los Angeles Dodgers Minnesota Twins Sandy Koufax -- -- LAN-MIN (WS)
1964 St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees Bob Gibson -- -- NYA-SLN (WS)
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees Sandy Koufax -- -- LAN-NYA (WS)
1962 New York Yankees San Francisco Giants Ralph Terry -- -- NYA-SFN (WS)
1961 New York Yankees Cincinnati Reds Whitey Ford -- -- CIN-NYA (WS)
1960 Pittsburgh Pirates New York Yankees Bobby Richardson -- -- NYA-PIT (WS)
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers Chicago White Sox Larry Sherry -- -- CHA-LAN (WS)
1958 New York Yankees Milwaukee Braves Bob Turley -- -- MLN-NYA (WS)
1957 Milwaukee Braves New York Yankees Lew Burdette -- -- MLN-NYA (WS)
1956 New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers Don Larsen -- -- BRO-NYA (WS)
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees Johnny Podres -- -- BRO-NYA (WS)
1954 New York Giants Cleveland Indians -- -- -- CLE-NY1 (WS)
1953 New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers -- -- -- BRO-NYA (WS)
1952 New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers -- -- -- BRO-NYA (WS)
1951 New York Yankees New York Giants -- -- -- NY1-NYA (WS)
1950 New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies -- -- -- NYA-PHI (WS)
1949 New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers -- -- -- BRO-NYA (WS)
1948 Cleveland Indians Boston Braves -- -- -- BSN-CLE (WS)
1947 New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers -- -- -- BRO-NYA (WS)
1946 St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox -- -- -- BOS-SLN (WS)
year champions runner-up ws mvp alcs mvp nlcs mvp series
1945 Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs -- -- -- CHN-DET (WS)
1944 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Browns -- -- -- SLA-SLN (WS)
1943 New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals -- -- -- NYA-SLN (WS)
1942 St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees -- -- -- NYA-SLN (WS)
1941 New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers -- -- -- BRO-NYA (WS)
1940 Cincinnati Reds Detroit Tigers -- -- -- CIN-DET (WS)
1939 New York Yankees Cincinnati Reds -- -- -- CIN-NYA (WS)
1938 New York Yankees Chicago Cubs -- -- -- CHN-NYA (WS)
1937 New York Yankees New York Giants -- -- -- NY1-NYA (WS)
1936 New York Yankees New York Giants -- -- -- NY1-NYA (WS)
1935 Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs -- -- -- CHN-DET (WS)
1934 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers -- -- -- DET-SLN (WS)
1933 New York Giants Washington Senators I -- -- -- NY1-WS1 (WS)
1932 New York Yankees Chicago Cubs -- -- -- CHN-NYA (WS)
1931 St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Athletics -- -- -- PHA-SLN (WS)
1930 Philadelphia Athletics St. Louis Cardinals -- -- -- PHA-SLN (WS)
1929 Philadelphia Athletics Chicago Cubs -- -- -- CHN-PHA (WS)
1928 New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals -- -- -- NYA-SLN (WS)
1927 New York Yankees Pittsburgh Pirates -- -- -- NYA-PIT (WS)
1926 St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees -- -- -- NYA-SLN (WS)
1925 Pittsburgh Pirates Washington Senators I -- -- -- PIT-WS1 (WS)
1924 Washington Senators I New York Giants -- -- -- NY1-WS1 (WS)
1923 New York Yankees New York Giants -- -- -- NY1-NYA (WS)
1922 New York Giants New York Yankees -- -- -- NY1-NYA (WS)
1921 New York Giants New York Yankees -- -- -- NY1-NYA (WS)
year champions runner-up ws mvp alcs mvp nlcs mvp series
1920 Cleveland Indians Brooklyn Robins -- -- -- BRO-CLE (WS)
1919 Cincinnati Reds Chicago White Sox -- -- -- CHA-CIN (WS)
1918 Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs -- -- -- BOS-CHN (WS)
1917 Chicago White Sox New York Giants -- -- -- CHA-NY1 (WS)
1916 Boston Red Sox Brooklyn Robins -- -- -- BOS-BRO (WS)
1915 Boston Red Sox Philadelphia Phillies -- -- -- BOS-PHI (WS)
1914 Boston Braves Philadelphia Athletics -- -- -- BSN-PHA (WS)
1913 Philadelphia Athletics New York Giants -- -- -- NY1-PHA (WS)
1912 Boston Red Sox New York Giants -- -- -- BOS-NY1 (WS)
1911 Philadelphia Athletics New York Giants -- -- -- NY1-PHA (WS)
1910 Philadelphia Athletics Chicago Cubs -- -- -- CHN-PHA (WS)
1909 Pittsburgh Pirates Detroit Tigers -- -- -- DET-PIT (WS)
1908 Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers -- -- -- CHN-DET (WS)
1907 Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers -- -- -- CHN-DET (WS)
1906 Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs -- -- -- CHA-CHN (WS)
1905 New York Giants Philadelphia Athletics -- -- -- NY1-PHA (WS)
1903 Boston Americans Pittsburgh Pirates -- -- -- BOS-PIT (WS)
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