Originally Posted by Hitmen77
Now that there are 30 teams, I agree that a century between World Series wins is likely to happen again.
The earliest any other team could match the Cubs' current 105-year mark is the Indians in 2053. After that, it would be the Rangers in 2066, the Astros in 2067, and the Brewers, Padres, and/or Nationals in 2074.
Of the original 16 teams, it took the Phillies the longest to win the World Series (1980). Before them were the Orioles/Browns (1966) and the Dodgers (1955).
What's more amazing IMO is the Cubs' nearly 70 years without a pennant. All but 2 of the 14 expansion franchises have won a pennant in the intervening time.
Thank you for understanding my point. The Indians haven't won the World Series since 1948, however. They lost four straight to the Giants in 1954.
The White Sox and Red Sox both went more than 85 years between World Series championships, and the more teams you add, the more levels to the postseason you add makes it more conceivable that teams could go a century between championships.