This layer shows the Major League Baseball World Series Champions from 1903 to the present. Each year's winner is identified by a team-logo icon placed in the team's current stadium, with the exceptions described below. The placemark information includes the games won by each of the two contestants and beginning in 1955, the Series' MVP along with the team's primary logo.
The first World Series ever played, in 1903, was won by the Boston Americans, who later became the Boston Red Sox. In recognition of it being the very first Series, the placemark is located near where the homeplate of the Americans' Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds was then located. (That location is now part of Northeastern University.)
Some teams, such as the Dodgers, have moved to other cities since their World Series victories. In these cases, the championship marker remains in the city where it was won and is at the original location of the stadium where the championship team played. (Several ballparks where World Series were played no longer exist; among them are Shibe Park in Philadelphia (later re-named for Connie Mack), Ebbet's Field in Brooklyn, NY and the Polo Grounds in New York, NY.)
Please note that no World Series was played in 1994, because of the cancellation of the season as a result of the players' strike. In addition, no World Series was held in 1904.