Ranking of the 27 New York Yankees’ World Series Championships
Is anyone still tired of New York Yankees fans screaming “27 rings!” “? Well then, you are probably not the target audience for the next 3,500 words. Enjoy your afternoon snack!
(Editor’s note: Our good friend and colleague Gabrielle Starr I’d like you all to know that this is actually 26 rings and a pocket watch, given to the Bombers for their 1923 World Series victory. But she’s a Red Sox fan. so is the last you’ll hear from her!)
There isn’t a franchise with as much fame and exhilaration as the Yankees, who have won in every generation and are currently in the midst of one of their saddest downturns, spending an entire 12 years without a title. 12! Embarrassing for us!
With the offseason as frozen as Brian Cashman in a sleeping bag, there’s no better time to remember. Of course, every World Series victory is Great, but which are the best of the best?
There are several things that can make a title “great”. The adversity encountered on the way to the ring? Quality of opponents? Memorable moments? Break the drought? The choice is yours.
Well, in this case the choice is actually mine, but you understand. I tried to weigh all the factors.
We’re saving # 1 spot for # 28, whenever it comes, because the recency bias is going to make it feel so good. Other than that, what follows is a grueling ranking of New York’s famous 27 Rings (well, Gabrielle, 26).
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New York Yankees 27 Rings Ranking
27. World Series of 1938, the Yankees won. Lion cubs 4-0
With all due respect to losing starters Bill Lee (twice, and no, not that one), a washed Dizzy Dean and Clay Bryant (relieved by Jack Russell, as there is no rule that says that ‘a dog can’t pass the work-up mop in the World Series), the 1938 Chicago Cubs were no match for those Yankees.
26. World Series 1939, the Yankees beat. Reds 4-0
The Yankees dropped Paul Derringer in Game 1, as both starters played all nine innings and Red Ruffing took the 2-1 victory. After that, anyway? 4-0, 7-3, 7-4. About as boring as a title, and clearly the two consecutive seasons where the NL was the least competitive. Paul Derringer?
25. World Series 1950, Yankees beat. Philly 4-0
Not all sweeps are built the same, but they’re certainly duller than a seven-game barn burner. The Whiz Kids were among the strangest opponents the Yankees have ever faced in the series, and their ace Robin Roberts was unable to start Game 1 after being overused in an attempt to secure the NL pennant first. place. Roberts was excellent in Game 2, but 33-year-old relief ace Jim Konstanty made his first start all season in game 1. Kevin Cash just drooled while reading this section. The Yanks won 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, 5-2. No offense, no back and forth, strange year.