Thursday, October 30, 2014
Last World Championships Won, As Of October 2014
Last won the World Series (MLB), NFL Championship/Super Bowl, NBA Championship or Stanley Cup in calendar year 2014: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Seahawks.
2013: Boston Red Sox, Miami Heat, Chicago Blackhawks, Baltimore Ravens.
2012: New York Giants.
2011: St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Bruins, Dallas Mavericks, Green Bay Packers.
2010: Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Saints.
2009: New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers.
2008: Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Celtics, Detroit Red Wings.
2007: Anaheim Ducks, Indianapolis Colts.
2006: Carolina Hurricanes.
2005: Chicago White Sox, New England Patriots.
Began in 2004 and have never won: Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets.
2004: Tampa Bay Lightning.
2003: Miami Marlins (as Florida Marlins), New Jersey Devils, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
2002: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Began in 2002 and have never won: Houston Texans.
2001: Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Avalanche. The Avs, as the Quebec Nordiques, won, slightly prophetically, the Avco Trophy as World Hockey Association Champions in 1977, Quebec City's only hockey title of the last 100 years. But after joining the NHL in 1979, they never even reached a Conference Final until they moved to Denver.
2000: St. Louis Rams.
Began in 1999 and have never won: Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild.
1999: Dallas Stars, Denver Broncos.
Began in 1998 and have never won: Atlanta Thrashers/"new" Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Rays.
1998: Chicago Bulls.
Began in 1997 and have never won: Nashville Predators.
1996: Dallas Cowboys.
Began in 1995 and have never won: Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars.
1995: Atlanta Braves, Houston Rockets, San Francisco 49ers.
1994: New York Rangers.
Began in 1993 and have never won: Florida Panthers.
1993: Toronto Blue Jays, Montreal Canadiens. Each is the last title by a Canadian team in their respective sport.
Began in 1993 and have never won: Colorado Rockies.
Began in 1992 and have never won: Ottawa Senators (current version).
1992: Washington Redskins.
1991: Minnesota Twins.
Began in 1991 and have never won: San Jose Sharks.
1990: Cincinnati Reds, Edmonton Oilers.
Began in 1989 and have never won: Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves.
1989: Oakland Athletics, Calgary Flames.
Began in 1988 and have never won: Charlotte Hornets/New Orleans Hornets/New Orleans Pelicans.
1988: Los Angeles Dodgers.
1986: New York Mets, Chicago Bears.
1985: Kansas City Royals.
1984: Detroit Tigers, Oakland Raiders (as Los Angeles Raiders). Super Bowl XVIII remains the last football title won by a Los Angeles pro team (unless you want to count the 2001 XFL title). The last time they won as the Oakland Raiders was in 1981.
1983: Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Islanders.
1979: Pittsburgh Pirates, Oklahoma City Thunder (as Seattle SuperSonics).
1979 was the last time they went as far as they were allowed to go: Phoenix Coyotes as "old" Winnipeg Jets, WHA Champions. Although they won 3 WHA titles, more than any other team, they are the only one of the 4 WHA teams to enter the NHL in 1979 to have not yet won a Stanley Cup, although both the Quebec Nordiques (1996 Colorado Avalanche) and New England/Hartford Whalers (2006 Carolina Hurricanes) had to move before doing so; the Edmonton Oilers (1984) did not.
1978: Washington Wizards (as Washington Bullets).
1977: Portland Trail Blazers.
Began in 1977 and have never won: Seattle Mariners.
1976 was the last time they went as far as they were allowed to go: Brooklyn Nets (as New York Nets), ABA Champions.
1975: Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia Flyers.
Began in 1974 and have never won: New Orleans/Utah Jazz, Washington Capitals. While the Jazz have never won a title, the Utah Stars won the ABA title in 1971.
1974: Miami Dolphins.
1973: New York Knicks.
1973 was the last time they went as far as they were allowed to go: Indiana Pacers, ABA Champions.
1971: Milwaukee Bucks.
Began in 1970 and have never won: Cleveland Cavaliers, Buffalo Braves/San Diego Clippers/Los Angeles Clippers, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres.
1970: Kansas City Chiefs.
Began in 1969 and have never won: San Diego Padres, Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals.
1969: New York Jets. This is easily the longest drought for a New York Tri-State Area team.
Began in 1968 and have never won: Phoenix Suns, Cincinnati Bengals. Although the Bengals have won 2 AFC Championships, they are the only one of the 10 teams to have been in the 1960s AFL that was merged into the NFL in 1970 not to have won the title either in that league or in the NFL.
Began in 1967 and have never won: Denver Nuggets, St. Louis Blues. Not only do the Nugs have the longest drought of any current NBA team in its current city, they are also are the only one of the 4 ABA teams to enter the NBA in 1976 that hasn't won its league -- either the NBA or the ABA -- at least once, or even twice: The Nets won 2 in the ABA, the Pacers 3 in the ABA, and the Spurs 5 in the NBA. Unless you count the defunct Oakland Seals/California Golden Seals/Cleveland Barons, the Blues are the last of the 1967 NHL expansion teams not to have won a Stanley Cup.
1967: Toronto Maple Leafs, longest drought of any current NHL team.
Began in 1966 and have never won: Atlanta Falcons.
1965 was the last time they went as far as they were allowed to go: Buffalo Bills, AFL Champions. This was also the last AFL Champion to not meet the NFL Champion in a Super Bowl. The next year, the Bills got to the AFL Championship Game for the 3rd year in a row, but got clobbered by the Chiefs, who then lost Super Bowl I to the Packers.
1964: Cleveland Browns, the last time any Cleveland team has gone as far as they were allowed to go. No, they did not meet the AFL Champion Buffalo Bills halfway in Erie, Pennsylvania in Super Bowl -II.
1963 was the last time they went as far as they were allowed to go: San Diego Chargers, AFL Champions.
Began in 1962 and have never won: Houston Astros.
1961 was the last time they went as far as they were allowed to go: Tennessee Titans (as Houston Oilers), AFL Champions.
Began in 1961 and have never won: Minnesota Vikings, Washington Senators/Texas Rangers.
1960: Philadelphia Eagles.
1958: Atlanta Hawks (then St. Louis Hawks).
1957: Detroit Lions, longest drought of any current NFL team in its current city.
1951: Sacramento Kings (as Rochester Royals), longest drought of any current NBA team.
1948: Cleveland Indians.
1947: Arizona Cardinals (as Chicago Cardinals), longest drought of any current NFL team.
1927: Ottawa Senators (original version), Ottawa's last Stanley Cup.
1925: Victoria Cougars, British Columbia's last Stanley Cup, and the last one won by a team outside the NHL.
1924: Washington Senators (now Minnesota Twins), longest current drought of any current MLB city.
1915: Vancouver Millionaires, Vancouver's last Stanley Cup.
1913: Quebec Bulldogs, Quebec City's last Stanley Cup.
1908: Chicago Cubs, by far the longest drought of any current team in any major league in North American sports.
1902: Winnipeg Victorias, last Stanley Cup for Winnipeg, longest current drought of any NHL or major league city.
Or, to put it another way...
The San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Seahawks, Boston Red Sox, Miami Heat, Chicago Blackhawks, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Bruins, Dallas Mavericks, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Saints, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Steelers have all won World Championships while Barack Obama has been President.
Under George W. Bush: The Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Celtics, Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks, Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago White Sox, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Lightning, Miami Marlins, New Jersey Devils, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Avalanche.
Under Bill Clinton: The St. Louis Rams, Dallas Stars, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Braves, Houston Rockets, San Francisco 49ers, New York Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Canadiens.
Under George H.W. Bush: The Washington Redskins, Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Edmonton Oilers, Oakland Athletics and Calgary Flames.
Under Ronald Reagan: The, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia 76ers and New York Islanders.
Under Jimmy Carter: The Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Bullets/Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers.
Under Gerald Ford: The Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia Flyers.
Under Richard Nixon: The Miami Dolphins, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks and Kansas City Chiefs.
Under Lyndon Johnson: The New York Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers.
Under John F. Kennedy: The Houston Astros and Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans.
Under Dwight D. Eisenhower: The Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Lions.
Under Harry Truman: The Rochester Royals/Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Indians, Chicago/Arizona Cardinals.
Under Calvin Coolidge: The Ottawa hockey, British Columbia hockey, Washington baseball.
Under Woodrow Wilson: Vancouver hockey, Quebec City hockey.
Under Theodore Roosevelt: The Chicago Cubs, Winnipeg hockey.
2014 San Francisco (last Oakland title, 1989 A's)
2014 San Antonio
2014 Los Angeles (last Anaheim title, 2007 Ducks)
2013 Regina (sort of, reigning CFL/Grey Cup Champions)
2012 Toronto (sort of, their last Grey Cup)
2012 New York (Giants, in New Jersey; in City, 2009 Yanks; Long Island, 1983 Islanders)
2011 Vancouver (sort of, their last Grey Cup, but Canucks fell 1 game short)
2011 St. Louis
2011 Wisconsin (Green Bay; last Milwaukee title, 1971 Bucks)
2010 Montreal (sort of, their last Grey Cup)
2010 New Orleans
2008 Calgary (sort of, their last Grey Cup)
2006 Carolina (Raleigh; Charlotte has never won)
2005 Edmonton (sort of, their last Grey Cup)
2004 Tampa Bay
1999 Hamilton (sort of, their last Grey Cup)
1995 Atlanta (last Finals: 1998-99 Falcons)
1995 Houston (last Finals: 2005 Astros)
1990 Edmonton (last Finals: 2006 Oilers)
1989 Calgary (last Finals: 2004 Flames)
1988 Winnipeg (sort of, their last Grey Cup)
1985 Kansas City (last Finals: 2014 Royals)
1979 Winnipeg (sort of)
1977 Portland (last Finals: 1992 Trail Blazers)
1977 Quebec City (sort of)
1976 Ottawa (sort of, their last Grey Cup)
1965 Buffalo (sort of; last Finals: 1999 Sabres)
1964 Cleveland (sort of; last Finals: 2007 Cavaliers)
1963 San Diego (sort of; last Finals: 1998 Padres)
1927 Ottawa (last Finals: 2007 Senators)
1915 Vancouver (last Finals: 2011 Canucks)
1913 Quebec City
1902 Winnipeg (for real)