Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cities' Last World Championships


Again, this includes MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the WNBA, the NHL, and MLS (or NASL, as the case may be, although I don't think any city's last title was in that long-gone league). Again, Canadian cities can't include Grey Cups. And, again, no matter what we know or suspect, no asterisks.

1. Chicago: Blackhawks, June 2015.

2. San Francisco: Warriors, June 2015.

3. Boston: Patriots, February 2015.

4. Los Angeles: Galaxy, December 2014.

5. Phoenix: Mercury, October 2014.

6. San Antonio: Spurs, June 2014.

7. Seattle: Seahawks, February 2014.

8. Kansas City: Sporting KC, December 2013.

9. Minneapolis: Lynx, October 2013.

10. Miami: Heat, June 2013.

11. Baltimore: Ravens, February 2013.

12. Indianapolis: Fever, October 2012.

13. New York: Giants, February 2012.

14. St. Louis: Cardinals, October 2011.

15. Dallas: Mavericks, June 2011.

16. Milwaukee/Green Bay: Packers, February 2011.

17. Denver: Rapids, December 2010.

18. New Orleans: Saints, February 2010.

19. Salt Lake City: Real Salt Lake, December 2009.

20. Pittsburgh: Steelers, February 2009.

21. Columbus: Crew, December 2008.

22. Philadelphia: Phillies, October 2008.

23. Detroit: Red Wings, June 2008.

24. Houston: Dynamo, December 2007.

25. Carolina: Hurricanes, June 2006.

26. Sacramento: Monarchs, 2005.

27. Washington: D.C. United, December 2004.

28. Tampa Bay: Lightning, June 2004.

29. Atlanta: Braves, October 1995.

30. Toronto: Blue Jays, October 1993.

31. Montreal: Canadiens, June 1993.

32. Cincinnati: Reds, October 1990.

33. Edmonton: Oilers, May 1990.

34. Calgary: Flames, May 1989.

35. Oklahoma: Roughnecks, October 1983.

36. Portland: Trail Blazers, June 1977.

37. Buffalo/Western New York: Rochester Lancers, October 1970.

38. Cleveland: Browns, December 1964.

39. Ottawa: Old Senators, April 1927.

40. Victoria: Cougars, April 1925.

41. Vancouver: Millionaires, March 1915.

42. Quebec City: Bulldogs, March 1913.

43. Winnipeg: Victorias, March 1902.

44. Orlando: None. Last Finals: Magic, June 2009.

45. Tennessee: None. Last Final: Titans, January 2000.

46. San Diego: None. Last Final: Chargers, January 1995.

47. Jacksonville: None. Last Finals: None. Last Conference Final: Jaguars, January 2000.

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If you don't count soccer or the WNBA, the rankings are a little different: 

1. Chicago: Blackhawks, June 2015.

2. San Francisco: Warriors, June 2015.

3. Boston: Patriots, February 2015.

4. San Antonio: Spurs, June 2014.

5. Los Angeles: Kings, June 2014.

6. Seattle: Seahawks, February 2014.

7. Miami: Heat, June 2013.

8. Baltimore: Ravens, February 2013.

9. New York: Giants, February 2012.

10. St. Louis: Cardinals, October 2011.

11. Dallas: Mavericks, June 2011.

12. Milwaukee/Green Bay: Packers, February 2011.

13. New Orleans: Saints, February 2010.

14. Pittsburgh: Steelers, February 2009.

15. Philadelphia: Phillies, October 2008.

16. Detroit: Red Wings, June 2008.

17. Indianapolis: Colts, February 2007.

18. Carolina: Hurricanes, June 2006.

19. Tampa Bay: Lightning, June 2004.

20. Phoenix: Diamondbacks, November 2001.

21. Denver: Avalanche, June 2001.

22. Washington: Capitals, June 1998.

23. Atlanta: Braves, October 1995.

24. Houston: Rockets, June 1995.

25. Toronto: Blue Jays, October 1993.

26. Montreal: Canadiens, June 1993.

27. Minneapolis: Twins, October 1991.

28. Cincinnati: Reds, October 1990.

29. Edmonton: Oilers, May 1990.

30. Calgary: Flames, May 1989.

31. Kansas City: Royals, October 1985.

32. Portland: Trail Blazers, June 1977.

33. Buffalo/Western New York: Rochester Lancers, October 1970.

34. Cleveland: Browns, December 1964.

35. Ottawa: Old Senators, April 1927.

36. Victoria: Cougars, April 1925.

37. Vancouver: Millionaires, March 1915.

38. Quebec City: Bulldogs, March 1913.

39. Winnipeg: Victorias, March 1902.

40. Oklahoma: None. Last Final: Thunder, June 2012.

41. Orlando: None. Last Final: Magic, June 2009.

42. Tennessee: None. Last Final: Titans, January 2000.

43. Salt Lake City: None. Last Final: Jazz, June 1998.

44. San Diego: None. Last Final: Chargers, January 1995.

45. Sacramento: None. Closest Call: Kings, NBA Western Conference Finals, most recently May 2002.

46. Jacksonville: None. Closest Call: Jaguars, AFC Championship Game, most recently January 2000.

47. Columbus: None. Closest Call Blue Jackets, NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, most recently April 2015.

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