Sunday, November 30, 2014

Teams of the Year In New York Sports

Note: The following refers to the calendar year. In other words, while the Jets' Super Bowl team would qualify for both 1968 and 1969, there is another candidate for 1969, whereas there really isn't for 1968, so the Jets "win 1968."

1901 Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers). Finished ahead of the Giants.
1902 Brooklyn Superbas (Dodgers). Finished ahead of the Giants.
1903 New York Giants (baseball). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1904 New York Giants (baseball). Won Pennant.
1905 New York Giants (baseball). Won World Series.
1906 New York Highlanders (later Yankees). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1907 New York Giants (baseball). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1908 New York Giants (baseball). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1909 New York Giants (baseball). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1910 New York Giants (baseball). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1911 New York Giants (baseball). Won Pennant.
1912 New York Giants (baseball). Won Pennant.
1913 New York Giants (baseball). Won Pennant.
1914 New York Giants (baseball). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1915 Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1916 Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers). Won Pennant.
1917 New York Giants (baseball). Won Pennant.
1918 New York Giants (baseball). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1919 New York Giants (baseball). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1920 Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers). Won Pennant.
1921 New York Giants (baseball). Won World Series.
1922 New York Giants (baseball). Won World Series.
1923 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1924 New York Giants (baseball). Won Pennant.
1925 New York Giants (baseball). Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1926 New York Yankees. Won Pennant.
1927 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1928 New York Rangers. Won Stanley Cup. Yankees also won World Series.
1929 New York Rangers. Reached Stanley Cup Finals.
1930 New York Rangers. Reached Stanley Cup Semifinals.
1931 New York Rangers. Reached Stanley Cup Semifinals.
1932 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1933 New York Giants (baseball). Won World Series. Rangers also won Stanley Cup.
1934 New York Giants. Won NFL Title.
1935 New York Giants. Reached NFL Title Game.
1936 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1937 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1938 New York Giants. Won NFL Title. Yankees also won World Series.
1939 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1940 New York Rangers. Won Stanley Cup.
1941 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1942 New York Yankees. Won Pennant.
1943 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1944 New York Giants. Reached NFL Title Game.
1945 New York Yankees. Came closest to winning a Pennant.
1946 New York Giants. Reached NFL Title Game.
1947 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1948 New York Yankees. Came closest to reaching a Finals.
1949 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1950 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1951 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1952 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1953 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1954 New York Giants (baseball). Won World Series.
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers. Won World Series.
1956 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1957 New York Yankees. Won Pennant.
1958 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1959 New York Giants. Reached NFL Title Game.
1960 New York Yankees. Won Pennant.
1961 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1962 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1963 New York Giants. Reached NFL Title Game. Yankees also won Pennant.
1964 New York Yankees. Won Pennant.
1965 New York Knicks. Came closest to making the Playoffs.
1966 New York Knicks. Came closest to making the Playoffs.
1967 New York Rangers. Only team to make Playoffs.
1968 New York Jets. Won AFL Title.
1969 New York Mets. Won World Series. Jets also won Super Bowl.
1970 New York Knicks. Won NBA Title.
1971 New York Knicks. Reached NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
1972 New York Rangers. Reached Stanley Cup Finals. Knicks also reached NBA Finals.
1973 New York Knicks. Won NBA Title.
1974 New York Nets. Won ABA Title.
1975 New York Islanders. Reached Stanley Cup Quarterfinals.
1976 New York Nets. Won ABA Title.
1977 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1978 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1979 New York Rangers. Reached Stanley Cup Finals.
1980 New York Islanders. Won Stanley Cup.
1981 New York Islanders. Won Stanley Cup.
1982 New York Islanders. Won Stanley Cup.
1983 New York Islanders. Won Stanley Cup.
1984 New York Islanders. Reached Finals.
1985 New York Mets. Came closest to reaching a title.
1986 New York Mets. Won World Series.
1987 New York Giants. Won Super Bowl.
1988 New York Mets. Reached National League Championship Series.
1989 New York Mets. Came closest to reaching a title.
1990 New York Giants. Came closest to reaching a title.
1991 New York Giants. Won Super Bowl.
1992 New York Rangers. Came closest to reaching a title.
1993 New York Islanders. Came closest to reaching a title.
1994 New York Rangers. Won Stanley Cup.
1995 New Jersey Devils. Won Stanley Cup.
1996 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1997 New York Knicks. Came closest to reaching a title.
1998 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
1999 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
2000 New Jersey Devils. Won Stanley Cup. Yankees also won World Series.
2001 New York Yankees. Won Pennant.
2002 New Jersey Nets. Won Conference Title.
2003 New Jersey Devils. Won Stanley Cup.
2004 New York Yankees. Reached American League Championship Series.
2005 New York Jets. Came closest to reaching a title.
2006 New York Mets. Reached National League Championship Series.
2007 New York Yankees. Reached American League Division Series.
2008 New York Giants. Won Super Bowl.
2009 New York Yankees. Won World Series.
2010 New York Yankees. Reached American League Championship Series.
2011 New York Jets. Reached AFC Title Game.
2012 New York Giants. Won Super Bowl.
2013 New York Knicks. Came closest to reaching a title (and it wasn't all that close).
2014 New York Rangers. Won Conference Title.

Yankees 35
Giants (B) 20
Giants 10
Rangers 10
Knicks 7
Islanders 6
Mets 6
Dodgers 6
Devils 3
Nets 3
Jets 2

Baseball 67
Hockey 19
Football 12
Basketball 10

Warm-Weather 67
Cold-Weather 41

Outdoor 79
Indoor 29

Manhattan 44
Bronx 37
New Jersey 11
Long Island 9
Queens 7
Brooklyn 6

Outer Boroughs 50
Manhattan 44
Suburbs 20

Old Teams 88
New Teams 20

From 1968 onward:
Old Teams 27
New Teams 20

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