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Few cities have won multiple championships in the same year

Cleveland would join a short list if Indians win
Posted at 5:11 PM, Nov 01, 2016

If the Indians win the 2016 World Series, Cleveland would join a short list of cities, or metropolitan areas, with multiple major professional sports championships in the same year.

According to Major League Baseball, it’s only happened 14 times.

The most recent example is 2004, when the Boston Red Sox broke the curse, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series.

Just a few months later, those cities would reunited in the Super Bowl, where a tie-breaking New England Patriots field goal with just seconds left on the clock against the St. Louis Rams would decide the game.

In 2002, Southern California claimed dual victories, when the Lakers won the NBA title and the Angels took home a World Series win.

Add the 1988 LA Dodgers and Lakers, the 1986 New York Mets and Giants, the 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates and even the 1935 Detroit Lions, Tigers and Red Wings to that list.

Bend the rules and add Cleveland too. The Indians won last in 1948, the same year the Browns took home a title, but it was in a different league, before the team joined the NFL.