The Blue Jays represent Major League Baseball’s American League (AL) and the only team to play in a city outside the United States. The team has two American League pennants to their credit, winning it in 1992 and 1993 consecutively.

There is only one American League club that wins the pennant each year in Major League Baseball (MLB), and that team goes on to face the National League champion in a one-game World Series championship game (NL).

For all seasons prior to 1968, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) was used to determine the pennant winner and was awarded to the team with the greatest win-loss record. Except for 1994, when a players’ strike forced the postseason to be canceled, the modern World Series has been played every year since 1903. It was on October 22, 2021, that the Houston Astros won the AL pennant.

For the 66th time, AL pennants have been followed by a World Series championship. There have been 40 American League pennants won by the New York Yankees, the most recent in 2009.

Boston and the Detroit Tigers, who have each won 11 pennants, are the next two best teams in baseball. Since the establishment of the ALCS in 1969, the Yankees have won 11 championships, followed by the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, and Baltimore Orioles.


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