Multiple major sports championship seasons

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 seventeen times, most recently in 2018–2019, when the Boston Red Sox and Patriots won their respective leagues, in October 2018 and February 2019. Only Detroit has been host to more than two major league championship teams in a season.[1]

Philadelphia is the only city to have all four major sports teams play in their respective championship game or series in the same season (in 1980), though only one of the four actually won the championship.

Championships are said to be for the same season if they occur within 12 months of each other.

Multiple championships in a seasonEdit

Year City Team League Team League Team League
1927 New York City Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1933 New York City Rangers NHL Giants NFL
1935 Detroit Lions NFL Red Wings NHL Tigers MLB
1938 New York City Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1948 Cleveland Browns AAFC Indians MLB
1952 Detroit Lions NFL Red Wings NHL
1956 New York City Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1969 New York City Jets NFL Mets MLB
1970 Baltimore Colts NFL Orioles MLB
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Pirates MLB
1986 Greater New York Giants NFL Mets MLB
1988 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Dodgers MLB
2002 Greater Los Angeles Lakers NBA Angels MLB
2004 Greater Boston Patriots NFL Red Sox MLB
2009 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Penguins NHL
2018 Greater Boston Patriots NFL Red Sox MLB
2020 Los Angeles or Tampa Bay Lakers or Lightning NBA or NHL Dodgers or Rays MLB

Multiple highest professional level championships in a calendar yearEdit

Year City Team League Team League Team League
1927 New York City Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1928 New York City Rangers NHL Yankees MLB
1938 New York City Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1948 Cleveland, Ohio Browns AAFC Indians MLB
1952 Detroit Lions NFL Red Wings NHL
1956 New York City Giants NFL Yankees MLB
1969 New York City Jets NFL Mets MLB
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Pirates MLB
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Lakers NBA
1989 San Francisco Bay Area 49ers NFL Athletics MLB
2000 Greater New York Devils NHL Yankees MLB
2002 Greater Los Angeles Lakers NBA Angels MLB
2004 Greater Boston Patriots NFL Red Sox MLB
2009 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Penguins NHL
2020 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Dodgers MLB
2020 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Rays MLB

Multiple championships involving other professional teamsEdit

Year City Team League Team League Team League Team League
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Triangles WTT
1977 Montreal Canadiens NHL Alouettes CFL
1977 Greater New York Yankees MLB Cosmos NASL
1987 Edmonton Oilers NHL Eskimos CFL
1989 Detroit Drive AFL Pistons NBA
1990 Detroit Drive AFL Pistons NBA
1998 Chicago Fire MLS Bulls NBA
2001 Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Lakers NBA
2002 Greater Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Lakers NBA Angels MLB LA Galaxy MLS
2008 Philadelphia Soul AFL Phillies MLB
2008 Detroit Shock WNBA Red Wings NHL
2009 Montreal Impact USL First Division Alouettes CFL
2012 Greater Los Angeles Kings NHL LA Galaxy MLS
2014 Seattle Sounders U.S. Open Cup Seahawks NFL
2014 Kansas City metropolitan area FC Kansas City NWSL Comets[2] MISL
2014 Greater Los Angeles Kings NHL LA Galaxy MLS
2015 Kansas City metropolitan area FC Kansas City NWSL Royals MLB Sporting Kansas City U.S. Open Cup
2015 San Francisco Bay Area Sabercats AFL Warriors NBA Santa Cruz Warriors D-League
2016 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Monsters AHL
2016 Denver Broncos NFL Outlaws MLL
2016 Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex Americans ECHL FC Dallas U.S. Open Cup
2016 Greater New York Red Bulls II USL Cosmos NASL
2017 Greater Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs NPF Astros MLB
2017 Greater Toronto Area Argonauts CFL Toronto FC MLS, Voyageurs Cup Wolfpack Rugby League 1 Raptors 905 D-League
2018 Toronto Marlies AHL Wolfpack RFL Championship
2018 Washington D.C. Washington Capitals NHL Washington Valor AFL
2019 Greater St. Louis Blues NHL Rascals FL
2019 Toronto Raptors NBA Wolfpack RFL Championship
2019 Washington, D.C. Mystics WNBA Nationals MLB
2019 Orange County, California Cal United NISA LA Galaxy OC UWS

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