Some cities are accustomed to being disappointed by their sports franchises (I’ll save their fans by not naming them here). And then there are some that are just accustomed to winning. Some might argue that this makes each championship won less meaningfull and that fans from these towns are spoiled by continued success while others toil in perpetual despair, waiting for the day they finally come out on top. Still, something must be said for these cities who manage some way or another to produce winning teams that seem to conquer the world of sports. With that in mind, here are the cities that boast the most championships in pro sports in the United States.
10 Baltimore: 9 Championships
9 Green Bay: 13 Championships
8 St. Louis: 13 Championships
7 Pittsburgh: 14 Championships
6 Philadelphia: 16 Championships
5 Los Angeles: 19 Championships
4 Detroit: 22 Championships
3 Chicago: 24 Championships
2 Boston: 35 Championships
1 New York: 52 Championships
No surprise here. By far the biggest city population wise on this list, the ‘Big Apple’ easily crushes the competition when it comes to winning in pro sports, in large part thanks to the Yankees. The Yankees have won 27 World Series titles, making up more than half of all of New York’s championships combined. And the Yankees have been consistent, fielding winning teams featuring all-time greats like Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter, for a century. Although clearly overshadowed by the Yankees, people forget the Mets have won the World Series twice as well.
Although not nearly as prolific in the other three major sports as they are in baseball, New York has won championships in all of them. In basketball the Knicks have won two NBA titles. In football, the New York Giants have won seven NFL championships, including three Super Bowls, two of which came in the last seven years. The Jets also have a championship, won in 1968 following quarterback Joe Namath’s promise of a victory. On the ice, the Original Six Rangers have won four Stanley Cups, most recently in 1994, and for a period of time in the 1980s the oft forgotten Islanders were the NHL’s best team, winning four straight Cups between 1980 and 1983. Unsurprisingly, the biggest city in the United States is also it’s most prolific in the world of sports.
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