The list of the best MLB teams in baseball history is a relatively short one. All of the teams have at least five World Series victories, but some teams stand out because of their consistent performance over the years. Many former players of these powerhouse teams are now enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, New York.
- New York Yankees The best team in the history of MLB is obviously the Yankees. This incredible franchise has 27 World Series victories, which is 17 more than the second team on the list. The Yanks have won a Series title in every decade except the 1980s and remain a threat to win it all every year. Famous players such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle are just a few of the 34 MLB Hall of Fame greats that have worn the Yankee pinstripes.
- St. Louis Cardinals With ten World Series wins, the Cardinals are another of MLB’s elite teams. After a 23-year drought the Cards finally won their tenth title in 2006, making the team the only other double digit Series winners. Famous players from the past include Stan “The Man” Musial, Bob Gibson and current superstar Albert Pujols is a threat to win the Most Valuable Player award every year.
- Boston Red Sox The arch rival of the Yankees, the Red Sox have the third most World Series titles with seven. The Sox went 85 years without a title before winning in 2004 and again in 2007. Boston’s famous Fenway Park stadium has a left field wall known as The Green Monster, which is 37 feet high. Red Sox Hall of Famers include Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Carlton Fisk.
- Los Angeles Dodgers The Dodgers have six World Series titles, winning their fifth in 1988. The franchise was formerly located in Brooklyn before relocating in 1958 to L.A. The Dodgers' popularity made the team the first to have a live game televised, back in 1939 when the team was still in Brooklyn. Members of the MLB Hall of Fame include pitchers Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax and the first black player in MLB history Jackie Robinson.
- Pittsburgh Pirates The Pirates also have five World Series titles, the last win coming in 1979. The team’s theme song during that season was “We Are Family,” a popular song at the time sung by the group Sister Sledge. Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell are a few of the former Pirates now in the MLB Hall of Fame.