The World Series is a best 4 out of 7 match. The most games that could be played is seven. There were a few years (1903, 1919-1921) when the World Series was a best 5 out of 9 match. In three of those years (1903, 1919, 1921) the Series lasted 8 games.
I'll presume your question is, "How many World Series have gone to seven games over the last ten years." Seven game series occured in 2011, 2002, and 2001.
It didn't, the World Series in 1919 went eight games with the Cincinnati Reds defeating the Chicago White Sox 5 games to 3. Of course, that was the famous "Black Sox Scandal" after it was discovered that seven White Sox players were bribed to throw the series. The number of games in the World Series varied in the early years and didn't settle in to a best of seven series until 1922.
The St. Louis Cardinals won the 2011 World Series by defeating the Texas Rangers in seven games.
It has never happened in the 100-plus years of World Series competition.
The Big Red Machine won the World Series in 1975 in seven games over the Boston Red Sox and swept the Yankees in 1976.
There was no year in which the World Series was a best out of nine games however there were years in which the World Series was a best out of eight games and one of those years occurred in 1903 with the Boston Americans beating the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates in eight game and the only other instance of the series being more than 7 games was in 1912 when the New Giants had lost to the Boston Red Sox in 8 games with Game 2 ending up as a tied game since it had been called due to darkness and was not resumed.
The Giants have appeared in the World Series six times since moving from New York to San Francisco after the 1957 season. In 1962, they lost to the New York Yankees in seven games. In 1989, they lost to the Oakland Athletics in four games. In 2002, they lost to the then-Anaheim Angels in seven games. In 2010, the Giants finally won a world championship for the Bay Area, defeating the Texas Rangers in five games. They succeeded again in 2012, sweeping the Detroit Tigers in four games. The Giants won their third world championship in 2014, defeated the Kansas City Royals in seven games in the 110th World Series.
The Red Sox have lost four World Series; in 1946 and 1967 against the St. Louis Cardinals, in 1975 against the Cincinnati Reds and in 1986 against the New York Mets. All four World Series were lost in seven games.
The Giants have played in the World Series six times since moving from New York to San Francisco in time for the 1958 season. In 1962, they lost to the New York Yankees in seven games. In 1989, they lost to the Oakland Athletics in four games. In 2002, they lost to the then-Anaheim Angels in seven games. In 2010, the Giants finally won a world championship for the Bay Area, defeating the Texas Rangers in five games. They won their second world championship in three seasons by sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series. Two years later, the Giants' appearance in the 110th World Series resulted in a seven-game victory over the Kansas City Royals of the American League. It was San Francisco's third world championship in five seasons.
Although the Texas Rangers appeared in back-to-back World Series in 2010 and 2011, they have never won a world championship. The Rangers lost to the 2010 San Francisco Giants in five games and the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals in seven.
The Giants franchise has won eight World Series. The first five were when the team was in New York (1905, 1921, 1922, 1933 and 1954). In the San Francisco era since 1958, the Giants won the 2010 World Series in five games over the Texas Rangers. They swept the Detroit Tigers in four games in the 2012 World Series. Two years later, they won the 2014 Fall Classic in seven games over the Kansas City Royals.
Through the 2008 season, the Pirates have played in seven World Series and won five. 1979*, 1971*, 1960*, 1927, 1925*, 1909*, 1903 Years followed by an '*' are years that the Pirates won the World Series.
In the 100-plus years of World Series history, no team has ever won a world championship after losing the first three games.
The World Series has used a 2-3-2 location plan for many years now.
The Angels have won 1 World Series, that in 2002 when they defeated the San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3.
They Played and beat the Yankees in the world series in 1926 4 games to 3. This was also the first time the Cardinals won the Series.
The San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series, defeating the Texas Rangers four games to one.
4. It is a best of 7 series and if a team wins the first 4 games, it is over. Years ago they did go best of 9.
The Boston Red Sox. They swept the St. Louis Cardinals in 4 games. It was their first World Series win in 86 years. Click on the '2004 World Series' link on this page to read a game by game breakdown.
The New York Yankees and The Philadelphia Phillies qualified for the 2009 World Series by winning the pennant in their league. The Yankees beat the Phillies 4 games to 2.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the series against the Yankees in 4 games. They won their second title in 5 years.
Old-time pitcher Pud Galvin had 364 lifetime wins, but his career ended 11 years before the first World Series game was ever played. Robin Roberts had 286 career victories, but never appeared in a World Series. Nolan Ryan had 324 victories in his career, including seven no-hitters, but his only World Series appearence was as a reliever -- at the START of his career with the NY Mets!
1972 ... the Reds lost to Oakland 4 games to 3.
105 The world series has been around since 1903 But 1904 and 1994 had no world series becasue of boycott and strike. It would 107 but minus those two years you get 105