Last night, the New York Yankees ended this decade of baseball the way they began it — by winning the World Series. In between these triumphs, things didn’t go quite as planned. However, when you sort it all out, the Yankees are the team of the decade, having appeared in four World Series, winning two. Their arch-rivals, the Red Sox, are runners-up. They won two titles, but played in only those two World Series.
The team of the decade honor is nothing new for the Yankees. By the measure used above, they were the team of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1990s. They were also second runners-up behind Oakland and Cincinnati in the 1970s, when they won two championships and appeared in three World Series.
Rounding out the list, the Chicago Cubs were the team of the 1900s, the Red Sox were the team of the 1910s, and the LA Dodgers — the only two time champions of the 1980s — were the team of that decade, though it didn’t really seem that way.
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