The Win/Loss Bones of the Yankee Dynasty

The Great American Baseball Hero
Babe Ruth
Now and Forever


113 World Series Comprise the 1903-2017 Total Played

From 1903 through 2017, 114 years have passed, producing a potential for 115 annual MLB World Series, if one had been played each year during the time frame.

Didn’t happen. The consecutive streak of annual World Series competition was broken twice, but not by World Wars II or I. The Series was cancelled twice, in 1904 and 1994, due to the internal ego and other political factors that, once or twice a century, rise up to bite baseball like an enormous cultural stinkbug.

As the net result, 113 represents the actual number of World Series that have been played and completed in separate years since the Modern Era started in 1903.

Our Houston Astros are the most recent champions of 2017.


The New York Yankees (ne: Highlanders) Are The Greatest!

Unlike Muhammad Ali, the Yankees of Halcyon Times spent their first two decades both floating and stinging more like the butterflies they truly were at first. Once they acquired Babe Ruth, they both floated and stung like the Ruthian bees they truly were over the course of several decades in their 113 World Series opportunity track:

The Damage Done By the Yankee Dynasty Over Time

1903-10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911-20 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
1921-30 10 6 3 3 .500 3 3
1931-40 10 5 5 0 1.000 8 3
1941-50 10 6 5 1 .833 13 4
1951-60 10 8 5 3 .625 18 7
1961-70 10 4 2 2 .500 20 9
1971-80 10 3 2 1 .667 22 10
1981-90 10 1 0 1 .000 22 11
1990-00 9 4 4 0 1.000 26 11
2001-10 10 3 1 2 .333 27 13
2011-17 7 0 0 0 .000 27 13
TOTALS 113 40 27 13 .675 27 13

As our chart shows, the extended dynasty period of the New York Yankees runs from 1921 through some point in the 1960s and the final days of Mickey Mantle’s career. Most agree that the identifiable point of that collapse was the seven game series loss the Yankees experienced at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964. Mantle played another four years, but it’s too he wasn’t able to quit in 1964. All he did was destroy his career stats and mental health by continuing to play on his name alone.

The linking chain of super heroes, nevertheless, had carried the Yankees to greatness for over forty years. No other club has ever had a connection like it. From Babe Ruth to Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio to Mickey Mantle, the Yankees harvested 20 of the 27 World Series titles that have made them the “uncatchable” front-runners they shall remain until some fan comes along some day and is able to present a reasonable thesis on how his or her separate club has a chance to catch up with the Yankees’ win total in their personal other team fan lifetime.

Don’t know if that ever is going to happen, but that doesn’t matter. To be relentless in our quest for the goal does matter. As long as we keep moving in the right direction at our best doable pace, we can live without seeing the front-runner in our sights for now. Just stay fueled by the vision.

Enough said about the vision. The rest is journey.



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle









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