The 2022 MLB season is underway with plenty of teams in the hunt for the World Series title.
At the end of the playoffs there will be just two teams left to battle it out for the Commissioner's Trophy in baseball’s biggest event.
Picks, predictions, and props
Covers’ roster of baseball experts will be making picks for every game of the World Series this fall and finding high-value prop markets for each game. Until then see check out our free MLB picks for the regular season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers still hold the best World Series odds heading into the fall.
World Series MVP odds
Odds makers release World Series MVP odds during the MLB Playoffs. Atlanta Braves outfielder Jorge Soler had the best 2021 World Series MVP odds heading into Game 6 and won the award following the Brave's World Series win last November.
Time and place
- Date: TBD
- Teams: TBD
- Defending champ: Atlanta Braves
Where to watch
In the United States, the 2022 World Series airs exclusively on FOX starting on this fall. Canadian baseball fans can catch the action on Sportsnet.
How to bet on the World Series
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World Series History
The first World Series happened in 1903 and has been played every year since with two exceptions. In 1904, a team declined to play, and in 1994 it was canceled due to the MLB players’ strike.
The New York Yankees have more World Series titles than any other Major League team, with 27 starting in 1923. Their most recent World Series win came in 2009.
Prior to 2002, home-field advantage used to alternate between the American League and National League teams. Starting in 2003, the team that won the MLB All-Star Game claimed home-field advantage for their league in the World Series. This practice ended in 2017 when home-field advantage started being determined by which team had the best regular-season record.
World Series winners since 2000
|2020||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|2018||Boston Red Sox|
|2015||Kansas City Royals|
|2014||San Francisco Giants|
|2013||Boston Red Sox|
|2012||San Francisco Giants|
|2011||St. Louis Cardinals|
|2010||San Francisco Giants|
|2009||New York Yankees|
|2007||Boston Red Sox|
|2006||St. Louis Cardinals|
|2005||Chicago White Sox|
|2004||Boston Red Sox|
|2000||New York Yankees|
World Series FAQs
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series in 2020. The 2021 World Series is yet to be decided.
The 2021 World Series begins on October 26 and will run until November 3 if the series lasts for seven games.
The World Series will feature the American and National League champions at the conclusion of the MLB Playoffs.
The New York Yankees have more World Series titles than any other Major League team with 27 in total starting in 1923. Their most recent World Series win came in 2009.
The team with the best regular-season record will have home-field advantage for the World Series, played in a 2-3-2 format.