Derek Jeter, who announced that the 2014 baseball season would be his final one, is the last active member of the Yankees' 2000 world championship team.
National League: Chicago Cubs, last World Series in 1945. American League: Cleveland Indians, last World Series in 1954.
The New York Yankees (in 1998, 1999 and 2000) were the last MLB team to win consecutive World Series titles.
The Florida Marlins were the last team to defeat the Yankees in the World Series. They beat the Yankees four games to two in 2003.
The Phillies the best baseball team ever.
The New York Yankees won their last World Series in 2009, making it their 27th of 40 appearances it the World Series. Notables on this team include Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriquez, Robinson Cano, Jorge Posada, Johnny Damon, C.C. Sabathia and Mariano Rivera.
The best baseball team, for the moment, is whichever team last won the World Series.
The last team to lose back-to-back world series was the los Angeles dodgers to the new York yankees in 1977 - 1978
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