Multiple major sports championship seasons

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In the history of North American major professional sports league championships (which include the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL) a city/metropolitan area has been home to multiple championships in a season fourteen times, most recently in 2004 when Boston's Patriots and Red Sox won their respective league championships. Only Detroit has been host to more than two major league championship teams in a season,[1] although in 2002 Los Angeles metropolitan area's Lakers and Angels won the NBA and MLB championships along with two other local teams of smaller leagues (the Sparks of the WNBA and the Galaxy of the MLS).

Super Bowls take place in the February after the NFL's regular season. The Super Bowl used to be in January. Therefore, Super Bowl I, which took place January 15, 1967 is officially the championship game for the 1966 season. In the calendar year 2009, Pittsburgh's Steelers and Penguins won their respective championships, but the Steelers' championship was for the NFL's 2008 regular season. However, before 1965, the NFL championship game was played in December of that calendar year.

All four of Philadelphia's major professional sports teams either played in the championship, or won titles in their respective sports following the 1980 season: The 1980 Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series, the 1980 Philadelphia Eagles lost Super Bowl XV, the 1979-80 Philadelphia 76ers lost the NBA Finals, while the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers lost the Stanley Cup Finals.

Multiple championships in a season[edit]

Year City Team League Team League Team League
1927 New York, New York Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1928 New York, New York Rangers NHL Yankees MLB
1933 New York, New York Rangers NHL Yankees MLB
1935 Detroit, Michigan Lions NFL Red Wings NHL Tigers MLB
1938 New York, New York Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1948 Cleveland, Ohio Browns AAFC Indians MLB
1952 Detroit, Michigan Lions NFL Red Wings NHL
1956 New York, New York Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1970 Baltimore, Maryland Colts NFL Orioles MLB
1979 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Steelers NFL Pirates MLB
1986 New York, New York Giants NFL Mets MLB
1988 Los Angeles, California Lakers NBA Dodgers MLB
2002 Greater Los Angeles Lakers NBA Angels MLB
2004 Boston, Massachusetts Patriots NFL Red Sox MLB

Multiple championships in a calendar year[edit]

Year City Team League Team League Team League
1927 New York, New York Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1935 Detroit, Michigan Lions NFL Red Wings NHL Tigers MLB
1938 New York, New York Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1948 Cleveland, Ohio Browns AAFC Indians MLB
1952 Detroit, Michigan Lions NFL Red Wings NHL
1956 New York, New York Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1969 New York, New York Jets NFL Mets MLB
1979 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Steelers NFL Pirates MLB
1988 Los Angeles, California Dodgers MLB Lakers NBA
2002 Greater Los Angeles Lakers NBA Angels MLB
2004 Boston, Massachusetts Patriots NFL Red Sox MLB
2009 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Steelers NFL Penguins NHL

Multiple championships involving other professional teams[edit]

Year City Team League Team League Team League Team League
1989 Detroit, Michigan Drive AFL Pistons NBA
1990 Detroit, Michigan Drive AFL Pistons NBA
1998 Chicago, Illinois Fire MLS Bulls NBA
2001 Los Angeles, California Sparks WNBA Lakers NBA
2002 Los Angeles, California
Greater Los Angeles
Sparks WNBA Lakers NBA Angels MLB Galaxy MLS
2008 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Soul AFL Phillies MLB
2008 Detroit, Michigan Shock WNBA Red Wings NHL
2012 Los Angeles, California
Greater Los Angeles
Kings NHL Galaxy MLS

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://detroitcityofchamps.com/City%20of%20Champions%20highlights%20amazing%20year%20for%20Detroit%20-%20The%20Morning%20Sun%20(themorningsun_com).htm

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