MLB Playoffs 2011: Top 15 Winningest Teams Not to Claim World Series

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MLB Playoffs 2011: Top 15 Winningest Teams Not to Claim World Series
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The 2011 New York Yankees are just one bad A.J. Burnett start away from being eliminated from the 2011 #Postseason.  (Note: I'm not sure if I'll ever be able write #Postseason without the # anymore.)

If A.J. Burnett pitches like A.J. Burnett, then the Yankees will join a long line of great teams that weren't able to win the title. Some of them just faced the wrong team at the wrong time, and others maybe just weren't that good to begin with. 

The Yankees may have run into both. The Tigers are a hot team that is showcasing the best pitcher, and possibly the best overall player, in baseball. Plus, the Yankees just might not be as good as we thought they were.

In that spirit, let's take a look at the 15 winningest teams that have not won a title since 1969 (when the playoffs expanded).

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