Top Ten Best New York City Sports Teams of All-Time

The Top Ten
1 1927 New York Yankees (MLB)

No ands, ifs or buts. This was the golden standards for all New York great sports teams to follow, the '27 Yankees blew away the competition, 110 victories and 7 Yankees we're in later years being inducted in the Hall of Fame: Herb Pennock, Waite Hoyt, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Earle Combs, Miller Huggins and the greatest of them all Babe Ruth. The home run chase of Ruth and Gehrig we're legendary. By August, the New York World Telegram predict that Gehrig would reach 60, but in the end it was the Sultan of Swat who would blast 60 and the Yankees became part of baseball lore.
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2 1961 New York Yankees (MLB)

The 1961 team was one of the best, but did you know that the Yankees didn't run away with the pennant that easy, The Tigers also played well with Norm Cash and Al Kaline on the team, The Yankees won the pennant by only 8 games,because the Tigers won 101 games. In 1961, there we're no division and no wild card teams. If it did today, the Tigers would've give the Yankees a run for their money. Now the World Series belong to the Yankees and for Whitey Ford, his record breaking streak of shutout innings made SPORTS headlines, because he broke the record that Babe Ruth once own that record.
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3 1998 New York Yankees (MLB)
4 1941 New York Yankees (MLB)
5 1994 New York Rangers (NHL)
6 1996 New York Mets (MLB)
7 1986 New York Giants (NFL)
8 1930 New York Giants (NFL)

Today, the NFL is a established sports league, but 90 years ago, it was different, no TV, no divisions and no championship games. The 1930 season saw 11 teams in a league, a fall from last year because of the great depression. The Giants though had a great season with a 13-4 regular season record just .004 behind the NFL Champion Green Bay Packers. In Game 16, saw a coaching change that would later on be important for the Giants future. Replacing LeRoy Andrews was Benny Friedman AND Steve Owen as head coach.
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9 1939 New York Yankees (MLB)

After 3 straight World Championships, the 1939 team we're primed and ready for 4 in a row. During the season though, they we're hit with tragedy when team captain Lou Gehrig was forced to retired due to ALS that would later bear his name. But instead of Falling apart the team came together, thanks to Joe DiMaggio who at that time had his best year ever, batted .381, hitting 30 home runs and 126 runs batted in and was named the American League Most Valuable Player. The Yankees went on to sweep The Cincinnati Reds in the World Series and became the first team to win 4 straight world championships.
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10 1932 New York Yankees (MLB)

The only World Championship team that didn't get shut out the whole regular season. This team had Lou Gehrig, who made history on June 3 when he hit 4 home runs the first time in baseball history that happened. This team had 9 Hall of Famers. Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock, Red Ruffing and Joe Sewell. This team ended the run of the Philadelphia Athletics pennants. The World Series was a fore gone conclusion as the Yankees swept the Cubs and Babe Ruth's called shot only added to Yankee greatness.
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11 1956 New York Giants (NFL)

Before the famous championship drought that lasted 30 years, the Giants we're very good. That season the team had a new home at Yankee Stadium, a perfect fit for a team primed for a championship. Led by NFL MVP Frank Gifford, the Giants offense had all the fuel needed as they go 8-3-1 and the Eastern Title. But it was the defense that really put them into the title game with help from first year Giants Andy Robustelli and Sam Huff. The Giants played against the Bears in the Ttile game and no contest as the Giants beat the Bears 47-7 to become world champions.
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12 1905 New York Giants (MLB)

It was the first championship team of any kind in New York Sports. This team had 3 great hall of famers. Roger Bresnahan, Joe McGinnity and Christy Mathewson. Manager John McGraw who one year earlier declined to compete in the now cancelled World Series, led the team to an easy National League pennant. This team had ONLY 6 pitchers, a far cry from today's pitching staff. The World Series was transformed into the Christy Mathewson show, as he pitched 3 complete game shutouts in 6 games, as the Giants brought home a World championship.
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13 1968 New York Jets (AFL)
14 1977 New York Yankees (MLB)
15 1921 New York Giants (MLB)
16 2011 New York Giants (NFL)
17 1953 New York Yankees (MLB)
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