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10/27/2004 11:47 PM ET
With their first world championship in 86 years, the Red Sox made a tremendous leap from third on the list of longest quests for a World Series trophy down to the bottom.

Years without a championship
TeamYear last wonYears since*
Cubs190896
White Sox191787
Indians194856
Giants195450
Rangers--43
Astros--42
Brewers--35
Expos--35
Padres--35
Mariners--27
Pirates197925
Phillies198024
Cardinals198222
Orioles198321
Tigers198420
Royals198519
Mets198618
Dodgers198816
A's198915
Reds199014
Twins199113
Blue Jays199311
Rockies--11
Braves19959
Tampa Bay--6
Yankees20004
Diamondbacks20013
Angels20022
Marlins20031
Red Sox2004--
* For teams that have never won a world championship, lifespan of franchise is noted

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