Major League baseball teams from New York have dominated the World Series from its inception in 1903 right on through the 2009 baseball season. There have been 105 World Series played from 1903 through 2009 and teams from New York have won 35 of those World Series and 67 teams from New York have appeared in those World Series.
Here is a quick breakdown of the New York baseball teams and how they fared in the World Series:
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees have appeared in 40 World Series and won 27 of them. By themselves the Yankees have appeared in 38% of all the World Series and won 25% of them including the 2009 edition when they won the Championship in the first year in the brand new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
New York Giants
The New York Giants played in 14 World Series and won 5 of them before they relocated the franchise to San Francisco after the 1957 season. So from 1903 until 1957 the Giants played in over 25% of the World Series and won almost 10% of them.
The Brooklyn Dodgers played in 9 World Series and won but one Championship. Also known as the Brooklyn Robins for a time the Dodgers lost 6 World Series to the Yankees from 1941-1956 and their lone win in the series also came against the Yankees in 1955.
The Dodgers relocated their franchise to LA after the 1957 season so from 1903 until 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers played in almost 17% of all the World Series. Combined the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants represented the National League in the World Series 43% of the time from 1903 until 1957.
New York Mets
The New York Mets were formed in 1962 as one of Major League baseball’s first expansion teams. The Mets have appeared in 4 World Series and won two of them in 1969 and 1986. In 2000 the Mets lost to the Yankees in the last subway series to date.
New York Baseball and World Series Percentages
Overall baseball teams from New York have appeared 67 times in the World Series. There have been 105 total World Series played by 210 teams. So New York baseball teams have made up 32% of all the teams that have appeared in the Fall Classic.
Over about half those years New York had three baseball teams playing in the city and two teams or less since then. From 1903 until 1958 when the Dodgers and Giants left New York for California there were 16 Major League baseball teams competing for 54 World Series (the series was not played in 1904). The Yankees, Dodgers and Giants had a combined 46 World Series appearances over that time frame.
So out of 108 teams playing in the series from 1903 to 1957 baseball teams from New York accounted for 42.5% of all the teams in the World Series while making up 18.75% of all the teams competing for the World Series.
From 1958 until 2009 the Yankees and Mets appeared in 21 World Series while winning 12. There were a total of 50 Fall Classics over that time (the series was not played in 1994 due to a player strike). So New York baseball teams accounted for 21% of all the teams in the World Series and 12% of the winning teams from 1958 to 2009.
There were an average of about 28 teams playing in Major League baseball over that time frame so the Yankees and Mets made up under 7% of all the teams and only the Yankees played in New York from 1958-1961.
Baseball teams from New York have appeared in and won far more World Series than would be randomly expected based upon the number of teams from New York compared to the rest of baseball.
New York Teams Overall World Series Win Percentage
There have been 105 World Series played and teams playing in New York have won 35 of them.
Baseball teams from New York have dominated the World Series winning one-third or 33.3% of all the World Series played.