AustinFromBoston

Cities that have won the sports triple crown?

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I.E. Cities that have had at least 3 of their teams win a championship within the same calendar year. 

 

I know Boston has come close a few times. 

In 1986, with the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics all making the championship. But only the Celtics winning. 

Similar story in 07/08, Celtics & Red Sox won, but Patriots lost that Super Bowl

'18/19 was another chance. Red Sox & Patriots won, but this time it was The Bruins that fell short. 

 

Just curious what cities managed that feat, or have also come so very close. 

As far as I know, no team has swept all 4 major championships (NBA, NHL,NFL & MLB) in the same season. 

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In 1980, all 4 major Philadelphia sports teams made it their respective finals. Only the Phillies won, but it must have been a fun year for sports fans.

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Detroit won a Triple Crown in 1946 before the NBA was around. That's the closest that any city has come. Also, the LA metropolitan area won a major-minor Grand Slam in 2002 when the Lakers, Angels, Galaxy and Sparks all won their respective championships.

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In 2016 the Cavs won the NBA championship, the Indians went to extra innings in Game 7 of the World Series but fell short, and the Browns were attempting to make history as well (they had to wait another season to do so, however). 

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In Minnesota, where we have plenty of coverage in all four leagues, we don't even have a lifetime triple crown.  And to claim the "double crown" we have to go back to the 1950s with a franchise that's been in LA since the early 1960s.

 

Wow.  Sad.

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15 hours ago, Kevin W. said:

Detroit won a Triple Crown in 1946 before the NBA was around.


Detroit's MLB, NFL, and NHL franchises combined to win a "Triple Crown" in the 1930s. Before the advent of the National Basketball Association, Detroit played host to the 1935 World Series-winning Tigers, the 1935 NFL Championship-winning Lions, and the winners of the Stanley Cup following the 1935-36 NHL season, the Red Wings.

During the 1940s, the Tigers played in the 1940 and 1945 World Series, winning the latter. The Lions didn't play in an NFL Championship during the 1940s. As for the Red Wings, they played in six Stanley Cup Finals, with their sole win of the decade coming in 1943. 



 

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3 hours ago, Brian in Boston said:

The Lions didn't play in an NFL Championship during the 1940s.

Hmm, I'm not sure why my source got that so wrong.

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11 hours ago, OnWis97 said:

In Minnesota, where we have plenty of coverage in all four leagues, we don't even have a lifetime triple crown.  And to claim the "double crown" we have to go back to the 1950s with a franchise that's been in LA since the early 1960s.

 

Wow.  Sad.

WRONG

 

2010-11 T-Wolves finished last in the NBA

2011 Vikings finished last in the NFC North

2011 Twins finished last in the AL

 

Yeah that's as good as we'll get

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