McDonald: Four franchises that have come close to postseason glory

From Anna McDonald at on October 7, 2016:

World Series Champions. We hear those three words at the end of every postseason.

For some, those words evoke remembrances of a team soaked in Champagne, one that loved playing together, worked hard and with a little luck, achieved its ultimate goal. For others, it’s a painful reminder of a championship they were so close to achieving, but never attained.

Four teams arrive at this 2016 postseason with protracted World Series championship droughts — Chicago Cubs (108 years), Cleveland Indians (68), Texas Rangers (established in 1961 as the Washington Senators, version 2.0, no championships) and the Washington Nationals (established in 1969, also without a title).

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Originally published: October 7, 2016. Last Updated: October 7, 2016.