Yankees go decade without a World Series trip for first time in 100 years

The New York Yankees are synonymous with the Fall Classic. 

Just not this decade.

The Bronx Bombers have reached the World Series 40 times in their history, winning 27 titles, by far more than any other major league team.

But in the 2010s, even a trip to the World Series has eluded the iconic franchise.

This is first decade in which the Yankees didn't reached the World Series since the 1910s.

It's not from a lack of trying. They have lost the American League Championship Series four consecutive times – in 2010, 2012, 2017 and 2019 – tying the longest streak in MLB history. The first two were losses to the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers, while the two most recent exits were courtesy of the Houston Astros.

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman gives up a game-winning two-run homer to Jose Altuve in the ninth inning. (Photo: Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports)

"Yeah, it’s a failure,” said Yankees slugger Aaron Judge after the 6-4 loss in Game 6 of the ALCS in Houston. 

It's not like the Yankees haven't been contenders. Their 56.9 win percentage from 2010-19 during regular-season leads the majors. And it's not a far reach from when they won four championships in five years from 1996-2000.

"Sports can be a little bit cruel for the team that goes home," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after Game 6.

"We'll continue to try and close that gap or put ourselves in a position to get over the hump. I know everyone in our room believes we will and we'll have a lot of battle scars when we do finally get to the top of that mountain."

#Yankees World Series appearances by decade:

1920-29: 6 (3-3)
1930-39: 5 (5-0)
1940-49: 5 (4-1)
1950-59: 8 (6-2)
1960-69: 5 (2-3)
1970-79: 3 (2-1)
1980-89: 1 (0-1)
1990-99: 3 (3-0)
2000-09: 4 (2-2)
2010-19: NONE

The 2010’s are the first decade since the 1910s in which the Yankees did not make the World Series.

The Yankees’ 4 straight LCS series losses ties the longest streak in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/UtOrVp1GAt

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