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Top 21 MLB Players That Have Never Won a World Series

Winning a championship in your given sport is the pinnacle according to just about any athlete you speak to. Many players over the years say they would gladly give up their individual honors to have the chance to wear a ring.

That is never more true than in the sport of baseball, where over the 100 plus years of playing, there has been many, many players that have played the sport at the highest level, yet have not been able to win "The Big One."

From huge sluggers and ace pitchers, to flat out Hall of Famers, there is a long list of players that have never been able to call themselves "World Series Champion." Instead, all those players have been able to do is lean on their own accomplishments.

Some players have hung around well into their 40’s for the opportunity to try and win a title. Others have decided that if it is not meant to be, and that it was better to simply walk away from the game with that one thing missing from their resume.

It’s a list that you don’t want to be on as a player. It’s a list of some of the most impressive names in all of baseball, filled with names that have dominated the game at one point or another.

So sit back and enjoy the list you don’t want to end up on, one that shows you’ve missed out on the greatest moment in your sport – the list of the best that haven’t been able to finish the race, and raise the World Series Championship.

21 Gaylord Perry

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20 Craig Biggio

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19 Frank Thomas

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18 Andre Dawson

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17 Lee Smith

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16 Ichiro Suzuki

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15 Ron Santo

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14 Rafael Palmeiro

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13 Robin Yount

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12 Carlton Fisk

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11 Trevor Hoffman

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10 Sammy Sosa

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9 Don Mattingly

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8 Rod Carew

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7 Ken Griffey Jr.

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6 Ryne Sandberg

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5 Carl Yastrzemski

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4 Tony Gwynn

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3 Ernie Banks

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He was “Mr.Cub” and played 19 seasons with Chicago, hitting .274 with 512 homers. He was a 11-time All-Star and two-time NL MVP, and in 1958 and 1960 led the NL in homers. Banks not only never won a World Series, he never even appeared in a playoff game. That'st he issue with being a member of the Cubs. Banks served with the US Army in 1951, and served in Germany in the Korean War, and even at one-point played with the Harlem Globetrotters on a part-time basis.

2 Ty Cobb

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Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, wrapping up his career with the Philadelphia Athletics, and never was able to taste a World Series despite putting up legendary numbers that make him one of the best players in the history of the game. He was credited with setting 90 MLB records in his long career, including some that still stand like the highest career batting average and the most career batting titles with 11. His career ended with a .366 batting average, 4,189 hits, 117 homers and 1,938 runs batted in.  Cobb will go down as one of most the aggressive players in the history of the game, known for sliding into first base with his spikes pointed up.  His legacy is also tarnished by allegations of racism and violence, but there’s no doubting his greatness on the field.  He goes down as a player that was as good as any that played the game, but could never get over the hump with a World Series title.

1 Ted Williams

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One of the true greats, Williams played all 19 seasons of his career with the Red Sox. He hit 521 homers and ended his career with a .344 average.  He also owns the highest career OPB of all-time with .482. The 17-time All-Star won the AL MVP twice, was a two-time Triple Crown winner, and led the AL in batting six times. He hit .406 in his third season in the Majors, making him the last player to hit over .400. The only time Williams tasted the postseason was in 1946 losing to the Cardinals in the World Series.

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