The Gipper Posted November 2, 2010 Report Share Posted November 2, 2010 With the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series last night here are the last years in which each "Major League" market has won a professional team title in the 4 major sports: football, baseball, basketball, hockey. For "Major League" I also count titles that were won in leagues that have merged with the current leagues, such as the AFL or the ABA. I also include those markets that have never won a title and note the first year they had a major league team in a sport. Single markets such as SF/Oak/San Jose, LA/Anaheim, NY/NJ are combined with the exception of Baltimore and Washington. Football is included in the year of the regular season, not the year the SB was played. Here is the list: 2010 San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose Giants MLB (last previous title was the 49ers 1994 title) 2010 LA/Anaheim Lakers NBA 2010 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2009 New Orleans Saints NFL 2009 New York/NJ Yankees MLB 2009 Pittsburg Penguins NHL 2008 Oklahoma City not titles, year of origin of The Thunder 2008 Philadelphia Phillies MLB 2008 Boston Celtics NBA 2008 Detroit Redwings NHL 2007 San Antonio Spurs NBA 2006 Indianapolis Colts NFL 2006 St. Louis Cardinals MLB 2006 Raleigh Hurricane NHL 2006 Miami Heat NBA 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2001 Phoenix/Ariz. Diamondback MLB 2001 Denver Avalanche NHL 2001 Memphis no titles, year Grizzlies first played there 2000 Baltimore Raven NFL 2000 Columbus no titles, year of origin of Bluejackets 1999 Dallas Stars NHL 1997 Nashville/Tenn no titles, first year Titans played there 1996 Green Bay Packers NFL 1995 Houston Rockets NBA 1995 Atlanta Braves MLB 1995 Jacksonville no titles year of origin of Jaguars 1993 Toronto Blue Jays MLB 1993 Montreal Canadiennes NHL 1992 Washington D.C. Redskins NFL 1991 Minneapolis/St. Paul Twins MLB 1990 Cincinnati Reds MLB 1990 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1989 Calgary Flames NHL 1989 Orlando no titles year of origin of Magic 1988 Charlotte no titles year of origin of Hornets (since moved) 1985 Kansas City Royals MLB 1985 Sacramento no titles, first year Kings played there 1979 Seattle Sonics NBA (franchise currently inactive) 1977 Portland Trailblazers NBA 1971 Milwaukee Bucks NBA 1971 Salt Lake City Stars ABA 1965 Buffalo Bills NFL 1964 Cleveland Browns NFL 1963 San Diego Charger AFL 1927 Ottawa Senators NHL (prior franchise) 1915 Vancouver Millionaires Stanley Cup Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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