The outcome in those 64 series:
- Thirty teams lost in 5.
- Seventeen lost in 6.
- Four lost in 7
- Ten won in 7
- Thirteen teams lost in 5.
- Six teams lost in 6.
- Two teams lost in 7.
- Five teams won in 7
The last National League team to reach the World Series three years running was the 1942-1944 Cardinals. The 2010 Phillies are the 10th N.L. team with a shot at the three-peat.
National League Attempts at a Three-Peat:
|Year||Team||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Record||LDS||LCS|
|1954||Brooklyn Dodgers||Lost in 7||Lost in 6||2nd||92-52, .597, 5 GB|
|1957||Brooklyn Dodgers||Won in 7||Lost in 7||3rd||84-70, .545, 14 GB|
|1959||Milwaukee Braves||Won in 7||Lost in 7||2nd||86-70, .551, 2 GB|
|1967||Los Angeles Dodgers||Won in 7||Lost in 4||8th||73-89, .451, 28.5 GB|
|1969||St. Louis Cardinals||Won in 7||Lost in 7||4th||87-75, .537, 14 GB|
|1977||Cincinnati Reds||Won in 7||Won in 4||2nd||88-74, .543, 10 GB|
|1979||Los Angeles Dodgers||Lost in 6||Lost in 6||3rd||79-83, .488, 11.5 GB|
|1993||Atlanta Braves||Lost in 7||Lost in 6||1st||104-58. .642||Lost in 6|
|1997||Atlanta Braves||Won in 6||Lost in 6||1st||101-61, .623||Won in 3||Lost in 6|
|2010||Philadelphia Phillies||Won in 5||Lost in 6||1st-||97-65, .599||Won in 3||???|
Below is the complete list, with results of each World Series in parenthesis.
1998-2001 Yankees (W, W, W, L)
1988-1990 A's (L, W, L)
1976-1978 Yankees (L, W, W)
1972-1974 A's (W, W, W)
1969-1971 Orioles (L, W, L)
1960-1964 Yankees (L, W, W, L, L)
1955-1958 Yankees (L, W, L, W)
1949-1953 Yankees (W, W, W, W, W)
1942-1944 Cardinals (W, L, W)
1941-1943 Yankees (W, L, W)
1936-1939 Yankees (W, W, W, W)
1929-1931 A's (W, W, L)
1926-1928 Yankees (L, W, W)
1921-1924 Giants (W, W, L, L)
1921-1923 Yankees (L, L, W)
1911-1913 Giants (L, L, L)
1907-1909 Tigers (L, L, L)
1906-1908 Cubs (L, W, W)