The Expos/Nationals franchise now has MLB's longest pennant drought
Montreal/Washington joined the majors in 1969 and has not made the World Series
The Cubs, as you surely know, have the longest World Series championship drought in baseball. They haven't won a title since 1908. There were only 46 states in the union the last time the Cubs won a title.
Chicago also had the longest pennant drought in baseball. Which team has the longest pennant drought now? That would be the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals franchise.
The Expos/Nats joined the league as an expansion team in 1969 and have never won a pennant. The closest they came was in 1981, when they lost the best-of-five NLCS to the Dodgers. Rick Monday's ninth inning home run off Steve Rogers decided Game 5.
Here is the year of each team's last pennant:
2016: Cubs and Indians
2015: Royals and Mets
2013: Red Sox and Cardinals
2009: Yankees and Phillies
2005: White Sox and Astros
1993: Blue Jays
1990: Reds and Athletics
Never: Expos/Nats and Mariners
The Mariners joined the league as an expansion team in 1977, so their pennant drought is shorter than the Expos/Nats by default.
You're on the clock, Nationals. Bryce Harper ain't gettin' any younger.
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