World Series titles: 27 (1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009)
"Twenty-seven rings!" All you have to do is be in the presence of a Yankees fan for mere minutes to hear that statement. It’s an astonishing amount of World Series titles for one franchise to have, more than double the amount of the second-best team.
So for the Yankees, being so far down this list represents a relative dry spell. Their last World Series title was in 2009, and before that, it was 2000. Typically, they are perennial contenders, but the last decade wasn’t as kind to the team as most have been.
They are back and looking as dangerous as ever, so don’t expect this drought to last as long as, say, the Cubs’ drought lasted. But with so many great teams throughout the sport, it doesn’t appear that the Yankees will replicate their success from decades past like, oh, every single decade since 1920 (except the ‘80s) in which they won multiple titles. In fact, if the Yankees don’t win the 2018 and 2019 World Series, this will mark the first decade besides the ‘80s that the Yankees didn’t win multiple titles.
It’s doubtful anyone will feel sorry for Yankees fans if that doesn't happen.