As the Giants begin their quest for a repeat title, they will have their work cut out for them.
Over the last 30 years, Major League Baseball has seen the least amount of repeat champions out of the big four (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB).
The league has only three repeats since 1980, and that includes a three-peat by the New York Yankees (a three-peat counts as two repeats) from 1998-2000.
The other team to repeat during this period was the Toronto Blue Jays, who went back to back in 1992-1993.
It’s even more dramatic when you realize that Major League Baseball did not have a repeat champion the entire decade of the '80s, or the 2000s.
1. The Oakland Athletics went to three World Series in a row (88-90), winning just one.
2. The Atlanta Braves repeated as World Series losers (91-92), including losing two more in the '90s for a total of four (96, 99). Thankfully for Bobby Cox’s legacy, they did win one in 95.
3. The New York Yankees won four out of five World Series (96-00), including the three-peat mentioned earlier. They would've made it four in a row if it weren’t for that amazing World Series victory by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001.