Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cities' Finals Appearances, 1876-2015


Pardon the photo. I needed one with all 4 major trophies -- The Commissioner's Trophy (MLB), the Vince Lombardi Trophy (NFL), the Larry O'Brien Trophy (NBA) and the Stanley Cup (NHL) -- all together. I only found 2, and 1 was distorted, showing them elongated, too long and too thin. This one was fine, even though it's at Fenway Park. (You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.)

This list includes the following:

Baseball
* Pre-World Series National League Pennant winners, 1876-1881 and 1898-1902.
* National League vs. American Association series, 1882-1891.
* Temple Cup, 1892-1897.
* Chronicle-Telegraph Cup, 1900.
* Pre-World Series American League Pennant winners, 1901-1902.
* World Series, 1903-2014.
Football
* NFL Championship Game, 1932-1965.
* AFL Championship Game, 1960-1965.
* AAFC Championship Game, 1946-1949.
* Super Bowl, 1967-2015.
* World Bowl (WFL Championship Game), 1974.
* USFL Championship Game, 1983-1985.
* Grey Cup (Canadian Football League), 1909-2014.
Basketball
* ABL Finals, 1926-1946.
* NBL Finals, 1938-1949.
* NBA Finals, 1947-2015.
* ABA Finals, 1968-1976.
* WNBA Finals, 1997-2014.
Hockey
* Stanley Cup Finals, 1927-2015, plus 1893-1926 appearances by cities with current NHL teams.
* Avco World Trophy Finals (WHA), 1973-1979.
Soccer
* NASL Finals, 1968-1984.
* MLS Cup, 1996-2014.
* CONCACAF Champions League, 1962-2015.

No Arena Football. No American Football League other than the one of the 1960s that formed the bulk of today's AFC. No indoor soccer. No U.S. Open Cup soccer finals. Professional titles only: No college football, basketball, baseball or hockey titles. No neutral-site hostings, such as Super Bowls, Final Fours, Olympics or World Cups.

When a final featured 2 teams from the same metropolitan area, I list it twice.

1. New York (includes North Jersey & Long Island), 153: AA Champions, 1884, 1889; NL Champions, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1899, 1900, 1904; Temple Cup, 1894; World Series, 1905, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1921, 1922, 1922, 1923, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1933, 1936, 1936, 1937, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1947, 1949, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1951, 1952, 1952, 1953, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1955, 1956, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1986, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009; NFL Championship, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963; AAFC Championship, 1946, 1947; Super Bowl, 1969, 1987, 1991, 2001, 2008, 2012; ABL Finals, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1935, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1938, 1939, 1939, 1941; NBA Finals, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1994, 1999, 2002, 2003; ABA Finals, 1972, 1974, 1976; WNBA Finals, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002; Stanley Cup Finals, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1940, 1950, 1972, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2012, 2014; NASL Final, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982; MLS Cup Final, 2008.

2. Boston (includes Foxboro, Providence, Hartford & Mohegan Sun), 84: NL Champions, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1883, 1884, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1897, 1898; AA Champions, 1891; World Series, 1903, 1904, 1912, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1946, 1948, 1967, 1975, 1986, 2004, 2007, 2013; NFL Championship Game, 1936; AFL Championship Game, 1963; Super Bowl, 1986, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015; NBA Finals, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2009, 2010; WNBA Finals, 2004, 2005; Stanley Cup Finals, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1990, 2011, 2013; Avco Trophy Finals, 1973, 1978; MLS Cup Final, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014.

3. Montreal, 74: Grey Cup, 1931, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010; Stanley Cup Finals, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1989, 1993; CONCACAF Champions League, 2015.

4. Toronto, 66: World Series, 1992, 1993; Grey Cup, 1909, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1914, 1915, 1920, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1930, 1933, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1971, 1982, 1983, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2012; Stanley Cup Finals, 1902, 1904, 1908, 1914, 1918, 1922, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967; NASL Final, 1976, 1983, 1984.

5. Chicago, 65: NL Champions, 1876, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1885, 1886; AL Champions, 1901; World Series, 1906, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1959, 2005; NFL Championship Game, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1956, 1963; Super Bowl, 1986, 2007; NBL Finals, 1947; NBA Finals, 1947, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998; WNBA Finals, 2014; Stanley Cup Finals, 1931, 1934, 1938, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1992, 2010, 2013, 2015; Avco Trophy Finals, 1974; NASL Final, 1981, 1984; MLS Cup Final, 1998, 2000, 2003.

6. Los Angeles (includes Anaheim & Inglewood), 62: World Series, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1988, 2002; NFL Championship Game, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1955; AFL Championship Game, 1960; Super Bowl, 1980, 1984; NBA Finals, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010; ABA Finals, 1970; WNBA Finals, 2001, 2002, 2003; Stanley Cup Finals, 1993, 2003, 2007, 2012, 2014; NASL Final, 1974; MLS Cup Final, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014; CONCACAF Champions League, 1997, 2000.

7. Philadelphia (includes South Jersey & Delaware), 54: AA Champions, 1883; AL Champions, 1902; World Series, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1950, 1980, 1983, 1993, 2008, 2009; NFL Championship Game, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960; Super Bowl, 1981, 2005; USFL Championship Game, 1983, 1984; ABL Finals, 1934, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1943, 1944, 1944, 1945, 1946; NBA Finals, 1947, 1948, 1956, 1967, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 2001; Stanley Cup Finals, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1997, 2010; NASL Final, 1973.

8. Detroit, 51 (includes Pontiac & Auburn Hills): NL Champions, 1887; World Series, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, 2012; NFL Championship Game, 1935, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957; USFL Championship Game, 1983; NBA Finals, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2005; WNBA Finals, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008; Stanley Cup Finals, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008, 2009.

9. Winnipeg, 37: Grey Cup, 1925, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2007, 2011; Stanley Cup Finals, 1896, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1908; Avco Trophy Finals, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979.

10. St. Louis, 34: AA Champions, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888; World Series, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1982, 1985, 1987, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013; Super Bowl, 2000, 2002; NBA Finals, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961; Stanley Cup Finals, 1968, 1969, 1970; NASL Final, 1972.

11. Edmonton, 34: Grey Cup, 1921, 1922, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003; Stanley Cup Finals, 1908, 1910, 1923, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 2006; Avco Trophy Finals, 1979.

12. Hamilton, 33: Grey Cup, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1943, 1944, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1998, 1999, 2013, 2014; Stanley Cup Finals, 1910, 1911.

13. San Francisco (includes Oakland & San Jose), 31: World Series, 1962, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2010, 2012, 2014; AAFC Championship Game, 1949; Super Bowl, 1968, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2003, 2013; USFL Championship Game, 1985; NBA Finals, 1964, 1967, 1975, 2015; ABA Finals, 1969; MLS Cup Final, 2001, 2003.

14. Ottawa, 31 (includes Kanata): Grey Cup, 1925, 1926, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1951, 1960, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1981; Stanley Cup Finals, 1894, 1897, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1915, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1927, 2007.

15. Cleveland (includes Akron & Richfield), 30: Temple Cup, 1892, 1895, 1896; World Series, 1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997; AAFC Championship Game, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949; NFL Championship Game, 1945, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964; ABL Finals, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930; NBL Finals, 1938, 1939, 1940; NBA Finals, 2007, 2015.

16. Milwaukee (includes Green Bay, Oshkosh & Sheboygan), 29: World Series, 1957, 1958, 1982; NFL Championship Game, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965; Super Bowl, 1967, 1968, 1997, 1998, 2011; NBL Finals, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1949; NBA Finals, 1971, 1974.

17. Washington (includes Landover & College Park), 27: World Series, 1924, 1925, 1933; NFL Championship Game, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1945; Super Bowl, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1992; USFL Championship Game, 1985; ABL Finals, 1940; NBA Finals, 1949, 1975, 1978, 1979; Stanley Cup Finals, 1998; NASL Final, 1970; MLS Cup Final, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004; CONCACAF Champions League, 1998.

18. Pittsburgh, 23: Chronicle-Telegraph Cup, 1900; NL Champions, 1901, 1902; World Series, 1903, 1909, 1925, 1927, 1960, 1971, 1979; Super Bowl, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1996, 2006, 2009, 2011; ABA Finals, 1968; Stanley Cup Finals, 1991, 1992, 2008, 2009.

19. Baltimore, 23: Temple Cup, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897; World Series, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1983; NFL Championship Game, 1958, 1959, 1964; Super Bowl, 1969, 1971, 2001, 2013; Grey Cup, 1994, 1995; ABL Finals, 1945, 1946; NBA Finals, 1948, 1971.

20. Minneapolis (includes St. Paul & Bloomington), 20: World Series, 1965, 1987, 1991; Super Bowl, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977; NBL Finals, 1948; NBA Finals, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1959; WNBA Finals, 2011, 2012, 2013; Stanley Cup Finals, 1981, 1991; NASL Final, 1976.

21. Indianapolis (includes Fort Wayne & Anderson), 20: Super Bowl, 2007, 2010; ABL Finals, 1928, 1929, 1931; NBL Finals, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1949; NBA Finals, 1955, 1956, 2000; ABA Finals, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975; WNBA Finals, 2009, 2012.

22. Regina, 19: Grey Cup, 1923, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1951, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1976, 1989, 1997, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013.

23. Houston, 19: World Series, 2005; AFL Championship Game, 1960, 1961, 1962; NBA Finals, 1981, 1986, 1994, 1995; WNBA Finals, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000; Avco Trophy Finals, 1974, 1975, 1976; MLS Cup Final, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012.

24. Vancouver, 18: Grey Cup, 1963, 1964, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994, 200, 2004, 2006, 2011; Stanley Cup Finals, 1915, 1918, 1921, 1922, 1982, 1984, 2011; NASL Final, 1979.

25. Dallas (includes Arlington & Irving), 18: World Series, 2010, 2011; AFL Championship Game, 1962; Super Bowl, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1993, 1994, 1995; NBA Finals, 2006, 2011; Stanley Cup Finals, 1999, 2000; NASL Final, 1971, 1973; MLS Cup Final, 2010.

26. Buffalo (includes Orchard Park, Rochester & Syracuse), 17: AAFC Championship Game, 1948; AFL Championship Game, 1964, 1965; Super Bowl, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994; ABL Finals, 1930; NBL Finals, 1946, 1947, 1948; NBA Finals, 1951, 1954, 1955; Stanley Cup Finals, 1975, 1999; NASL Final, 1970.

27. Calgary, 17: Grey Cup, 1948, 1949, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2008, 2012, 2014; Stanley Cup Finals, 1924, 1986, 1989.

28. Miami (includes Fort Lauderdale), 15: World Series, 1997, 2003; Super Bowl, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1985; NBA Finals, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; Stanley Cup Finals, 1996; NASL Final, 1974, 1980.

29. Seattle, 13: Super Bowl, 2006, 2013, 2015; NBA Finals, 1978, 1979, 1996; WNBA Finals, 2004, 2010; Stanley Cup Finals, 1917, 1919, 1920; NASL Final, 1977, 1982.

30. Denver, 13: World Series, 2007; Super Bowl, 1978, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2014; ABA Finals, 1976; Stanley Cup Finals, 1996, 2001; MLS Cup Final, 1997, 2010.

31. Cincinnati (includes Portsmouth), 13: AA Champions, 1882; World Series, 1919, 1939, 1940, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1990; NFL Championship Game, 1932; Super Bowl, 1982, 1989.

32. Atlanta, 12: World Series, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999; Super Bowl, 1999; WNBA Finals, 2010, 2011, 2013; NASL Final, 1968, 1969, 1971.

33. Kansas City (includes K.C., Missouri & K.C., Kansas), 9: World Series, 1980, 1985, 2014; Super Bowl, 1967, 1970; NASL Final, 1969; MLS Cup Final, 2000, 2004, 2013.

34. Phoenix (includes Glendale), 9: World Series, 2001; Super Bowl, 2009; USFL Championship Game, 1984; NBA Finals, 1976, 1993; WNBA Finals, 1998, 2007, 2009, 2014.

35. San Diego, 8: World Series, 1984, 1998; AFL Championship Game, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965; Super Bowl, 1995; NASL Final, 1968.

36. Tampa Bay (includes Tampa & St. Petersburg), 7: World Series, 2008; Super Bowl, 2003; Stanley Cup Finals, 2004, 2015; NASL Final, 1974, 1978, 1979.

37. San Antonio, 7: NBA Finals, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2014; WNBA Finals, 2008.

38. Salt Lake City, 7: ABA Finals, 1971, 1974; NBA Finals, 1997, 1998; MLS Cup Finals, 2009, 2013; CONCACAF Champion League, 2011.

39. Kingston (Ontario), 6: Grey Cup, 1922, 1923, 1924; Stanley Cup Finals, 1895, 1899, 1906.

40. Portland, 5: NBA Finals, 1977, 1990, 1992; Stanley Cup Finals, 1916; NASL Final, 1975.

41. Quebec City, 4: Stanley Cup Finals, 1912, 1913; Avco Trophy Finals, 1975, 1977.

42. Carolina (includes Charlotte & Raleigh), 4: Super Bowl, 2004; WNBA Finals, 2001; Stanley Cup Finals, 2002, 2006.

43. Louisville, 4: AA Champions, 1890; ABA Finals, 1971, 1973, 1975.

44. Sarnia (Ontario), 3: Grey Cup, 1933, 1934, 1936.

45. Orlando, 3: World Bowl (WFL), 1974; NBA Finals, 1995, 2009.

46. Victoria (British Columbia, not close enough to be counted with Vancouver), 3: Stanley Cup Finals, 1914, 1925, 1926.

47. New Orleans, 2: Super Bowl, 2010; ABA Finals, 1968.

48. Sacramento, 2: WNBA Finals, 2005, 2006.

49. Oklahoma (includes Oklahoma City & Tulsa), 2: NBA Finals, 2012; NASL Final, 1983.

50. Tennessee (includes Memphis & Nashville), 1: Super Bowl, 2000.

51. Columbus (not close enough to counted with Cincinnati), 1: MLS Cup Final, 2008.

52. Birmingham, 1: World Bowl (WFL), 1974.

53. Jacksonville is the only metropolitan area currently with a team in either MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the NHL or MLS that has never had a team in the final of any of those sports. It has, however, hosted a Super Bowl.

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