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Titles, nicknames, cities/regions notes

February 10, 2016

The Colorado, specifically Denver area, won its 5th pro title with last Sunday’s Broncos victory vs the Carolina Panthers.

Both its first and fifth came vs teams in two different sports, with the nickname, Panthers.

The first Colorado title was achieved by the NHL Avalanche, vs the Florida Panthers in the 1996 NHL finals.

Now this Broncos title, vs the Carolina Panthers.

Off the top of my head, only two other cities/regions have won titles in a final in two different sports, against teams with the same nickname.

Chicago did so vs “Giants” teams, each from New York.

The White Sox beat the New York Giants in the 1917 World Series and then did not win another title for 88 years.

The NFL Chicago Bears are (4-2) vs the New York Giants in games for the NFL crown, winning in the first title game in 1933 and also in 1941, 1946 and 1963.

The city of Philadelphia beat teams with the nickname “Cardinals” for titles in two different sports. A great Philadelphia Athletics team beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1930 World Series before falling to the Pepper Martin led Cardinals a year later.

That denied the A’s a third straight title, something the franchise, still the Athletics ,did achieve 40 plus years later in Oakland. No other non Yankees team has ever accomplished that feat in baseball.

The Philadelphia Eagles also beat a “Cardinals” team for a title.

That was a reverse ,in a sense, of what happened in the baseball finals in consecutive years between Philadelphia and the Cardinals.

In 1948 the Eagles beat the Chicago Cardinals for the NFL crown after losing to them the year before.

Write in with any other examples.


Pepper Martin had 12 hits as the St. Louis Cardinals dethroned the two time champion Philadelphia Athletics in the 1931 World Series.

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