What MLB teams have never been to the World Series?


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At the end of the 2013 MLB season, only the Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals have yet to make an appearance in the World Series. The Mariners were first enfranchised as a major league team in 1977. The Nationals were originally enfranchised as the Montreal Expos in 1969.

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What MLB teams have never been to the World Series?
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Through the 2013 season, the Mariners have made it to the American League Championship Series on four occasions. They lost twice to the New York Yankees, in 2000 and 2001. In 1997, they lost to the Baltimore Orioles. In 1995, they lost to the Cleveland Indians. As of the 2013 season, the Nationals have only appeared in one National League Championship Series. In 1981, while still known as the Montreal Expos, they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2005, the Expos relocated to Washington, D.C., and the team name changed to the Nationals.

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