List of National League pennant winners

The Philadelphia Phillies won their second consecutive pennant in 2009 and lost to the San Francisco Giants in the 2010 NLCS.
The Pittsburgh Pirates (back row) won the National League pennant in 1903, and played in the first modern World Series in baseball history.
The New York Giants won their first World Series appearance in 1905 after their owner refused to take part in the 1904 World Series.
The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series after capturing the National League pennant.
In 2008, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off in the National League championship series for the pennant; the Phillies won, four games to one.
The 19th century Baltimore Orioles team won three National League pennants, one of three defunct teams to have won the league.
The Detroit Wolverines won their only pennant in 1887, followed by a victory in the World's Championship Series.

Team that wins the championship—the pennant—of MLB's National League .

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Philadelphia Phillies

American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia.

1888 Philadelphia Quakers
Grover Cleveland Alexander, Phillies pitcher from 1911 to 1917 and 1930
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1964 Philadelphia Phillies
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Darren Daulton, Phillies' catcher from 1983, 1985 to 1997
Citizens Bank Park has been the Phillies' home since 2004.
Chase Utley, Phillies' second baseman from 2003 to 2015
Ryan Howard, Phillies' first baseman from 2004 to 2016
Roy Halladay, Phillies' pitcher from 2010 to 2013
Bryce Harper was signed by the team in 2019.
The Phillies play division rival New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on September 29, 2017.
Gene Mauch, Phillies' manager from 1960 to 1968
Charlie Manuel, Phillies' manager from 2005 to 2013
Ed Delahanty, 1945 Hall of Fame inductee
Mike Schmidt, 1990 Wall of Fame inductee
Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher from 1972 to 1986
Chuck Klein, 1932 NL MVP and 1933 Triple Crown winner
John Kruk, Phillies first baseman from 1989 to 1994
8× Gold Glove winner Garry Maddox (1975–1986)
The Centennial Team plaque at the left end of the Wall of Fame
Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, April 2009
Harry Kalas, Phillies broadcaster from 1971 to 2009
Phillies fans, who have a reputation for occasional unruly behavior, brawl with New York Mets fans at Shea Stadium, September 2007

The Phillies have won two World Series championships (against the Kansas City Royals in and the Tampa Bay Rays in ) and seven National League pennants, the first of which came in 1915.

St. Louis Cardinals

American professional baseball team based in St. Louis.

Charles Comiskey, shown here circa 1910, guided the Browns to four American Association titles.
Rogers Hornsby won two Triple Crowns as a Cardinal.
Stan Musial retired owning numerous National League and team batting records.
Bob Gibson, the most decorated pitcher in team history, won two Cy Young Awards.
Pitcher Chris Carpenter, essential in two World Series titles, won 10 playoff games with a 3.00 postseason ERA.
Albert Pujols is one of the most accomplished players in Cardinals' history.
Sportsman's Park during the 1946 World Series
Busch Memorial Stadium, home stadium from 1966 to 2005
St. Louis logo (1900–1919)
St. Louis mascot Fredbird, 2013
Red Schoendienst (1965–76, 1980, 1990)
Tony La Russa (1996–2011)
Joe Medwick's Triple Crown in 1937 is the last in the history of the National League
Lou Brock
Dizzy Dean
Curt Flood
Enos Slaughter
Ozzie Smith
Bruce Sutter
Harry Caray

The team has won 19 National League pennants, third-most of any team.

Los Angeles Dodgers

American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles.

Jackie Robinson, a Pasadena, California native, broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers
Fernando Valenzuela
The PCL's Hollywood Stars (logo, pictured) and Angels played in L.A. before the arrival of the Dodgers in 1958
Former Dodger greats who played in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles adorn the exterior of Dodger Stadium.
The 1959 World Series was played partially at the Los Angeles Coliseum while Dodger Stadium was being built.
In-game action at Dodger Stadium, 1978
The Dodgers' home uniform has remained relatively unchanged for 80 years.
The Dodgers current script on a Dodger Blue background
Chan Ho Park
A fan waves a rally towel during the 2008 National League Championship Series (NLCS).
Hall of Fame Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully
Hall of Fame OF Zack Wheat (1909–1926)
Hall of Fame C Roy Campanella (1948–1957)
Hall of Fame P Don Drysdale (1956–1969), attended Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles
10× All-Star 1B Steve Garvey, named NL MVP in 1974
1981 World Series co–MVP, Pedro Guerrero
Hall of Fame P Sandy Koufax (1955–1966)
Hall of Fame SS Pee Wee Reese (1940–1942, 1946–1958)
Hall of Fame OF Duke Snider (1947–1962), a native of Compton, California
Hall of Fame P Don Sutton (1966–1980)
SS Maury Wills, 1962 NL MVP, and 6× NL stolen base leader
Tommy Lasorda

One of the most successful and storied franchises in MLB, the Dodgers have won seven World Series championships and a record 24 National League pennants.

Pittsburgh Pirates

American professional baseball team based in Pittsburgh.

The 1909 Pirates in a poster celebrating their National League pennant. Frank Chance of Chicago and John McGraw of New York, two teams the Pirates beat for the pennant, are being made to Walk the plank.
Forbes Field, home ballpark from 1909 to 1970
Pittsburgh clinching the Division Title, 1990
Uniform design in the 1940s
Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente collected 3,000 hits and was named World Series MVP in 1971
Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner led the NL in home runs for seven straight seasons (1946–1952)
Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski hit a dramatic ninth-inning walk-off home run that decided the 1960 World Series
Honus Wagner is considered to be one of the greatest shortstops of all time and was a member of the MLB Hall of Fame's Inaugural Class in 1936. The 1909 American Tobacco Company card (pictured) is one of the rarest and most expensive baseball cards in the world
Willie Stargell is the Pirates' all-time leader in Home runs and RBIs.
Wilbur Cooper holds the Pirates record for most wins and complete games.
Chief Wilson set the MLB all-time record for triples in a single season in 1912 with 36.
Bing Crosby co-owned the Pirates from 1946 until his death in 1977
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PNC Park prior to a game in 2014.
LECOM Park, which hosts the Pirates' Spring Training games

The Pirates have won five World Series championships, nine National League pennants, nine National League East division titles and made three appearances in the Wild Card Game.

Chicago Cubs

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

Most recently, the Cubs won the 2016 National League Championship Series and 2016 World Series, which ended a 71-year National League pennant drought and a 108-year World Series championship drought, both of which are record droughts in Major League Baseball.

Brooklyn Dodgers

The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team, active primarily in the National League (founded 1876) from 1884 until 1957, after which the club moved to Los Angeles, California, where it continues its history as the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Brooklyn Dodgers Team Photograph, 1913
Jackie Robinson.

The new combined team was dubbed the Brooklyn Superbas by the press (inspired by the popular circus act The Hanlons' Superba) and would become the champions of the National League in 1899 and again in 1900.

National League Championship Series

Best-of-seven playoff and one of two League Championship Series comprising the penultimate round of Major League Baseball's (MLB) postseason.

Billy Bean stands by the NLCS logo at Dodger Stadium in 2016

Prior to 1969, the National League champion (the "pennant winner") was determined by the best win–loss record at the end of the regular season.

Cal Eldred

American former professional baseball pitcher who played for 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from to.

Eldred with the Kansas City Royals

He pitched in relief for the National League pennant-winning Cardinals in 2004, and made two appearances in the World Series.

Yadier Molina

Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB), with whom he has played his entire 19-year MLB career.

Molina with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014
Molina interacting with his brother Bengie in a 2007 game, the first time they faced each other in the Major Leagues
Molina with the Cardinals in 2007
Molina rounds third, St. Louis, 2013
Yadi fist bumps the temporary catcher in 2016
Molina digging for third in 2016.
Molina catching in 2019
Molina batting for the Puerto Rico national team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Molina with his older son at the 2018 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby

A two-time World Series champion, he has played for the Cardinals in twelve playoff appearances and four National League pennant winners.

Frank McCormick

American baseball first baseman who played fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB).

McCormick in 1949

His impressive performance during the latter half of the season was recognized as being a key factor in the Reds' drive to win the pennant.