The second longest New York City championship drought: A look at the last time each pro team won

New York is among the biggest sports markets on the planet. With that in mind, success is something that is required from the groups that call the Big Apple house. However, New York groups have not precisely attained postseason splendor in current years… to state the least. 

Following the New York Yankees’ exit from the 2021 MLB postseason, it has actually been more than a complete years given that an expert sports group in the New York location has actually won a champion.

It marks the very first time that this has actually taken place given that 1905-1921.

The New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox in the American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night. Yankees starter Gerrit Cole just lasted 2 innings and gave up 3 runs in a 6-2 loss at the hands of their AL East competitors. The Yankees have not reached the World Series given that the 2009 season, when they won everything.

But it is not simply the Yankees who are ice cold in the playoffs. The last New York champion was available in 2011, when the New York Giants (… who play in New Jersey) won Super Bowl XLVI versus the Patriots. So it’s been 9 years, which does not sound that horrible. But returning to 1900, this is in fact the second-longest length of time the city has actually gone without raising a sports prize. 

With these current battles, let’s take a better take a look at how New York City’s professional sports franchises have actually fared when it pertains to the postseason over the last few years.

Giants

Last champion: 2011


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The Giants, like the Yankees, have a storied history. After being established in 1925, the Giants won NFL champions in 1927, 1934, 1938 and 1956 previous to the AFL/NFL merger in 1970. In addition, “Big Blue” likewise has 4 Super Bowl titles to their credit, however their latest one was available in 2011 when they beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.

Since that champion project, the Giants have actually had simply one playoff look, which was a Wild Card loss at the hands of the Green Bay Packers throughout the 2016 season. During that cover, the Giants have actually had 4 various head coaches in Ben McAdoo, Steve Spagnuolo, Pat Shurmur and present coach Joe Judge. The group remains in the restoring procedure and intending to have the ability to construct around a core that consists of the similarity running back Saquon Barkley, quarterback Daniel Jones and pass receiver Kenny Golladay.

Jets

Last champion: 1969

The Jets have not precisely had an abundance of success throughout the franchise’s history. The group does have a Super Bowl title on their resume from the famous Super Bowl III in which Joe Namath outdueled fellow Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts. Throughout their history, the Jets have actually just had 12 postseason looks and have actually been missing from the postseason given that 2010.

During the 2010 season, the franchise did reach the AFC Championship Game as they were led by Mark Sanchez, however eventually fell at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over the last 9 seasons (not consisting of the 2020 project), Gang Green has actually assembled a record of simply 57-87 and had 3 various head coaches throughout that time. Following Rex Ryan and Todd Bowles, Adam Gase was employed following the 2018 season and had his reasonable share of battle prior to being fired after the 2020 project. 

Yankees

Last champion: 2009

The Yankees have actually just reached the American League Championship Series two times over the previous 9 seasons. Winning has actually been a custom for the Yankees throughout their history and it appears by their 27 World Series titles, 40 American League pennants and 19 AL East titles. As excellent as their history has actually been as an entire, it hasn’t been just recently.

Back in 2000, the Yankees won the World Series in a Subway Series versus the New York Mets and as soon as again in 2009 versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Since then, the franchise has actually lost in the ALCS on 4 various celebrations. 

Mets

Last champion: 1986

The Mets have 2 World Series titles to their credit: 1969 and 1986. Lengthy success is something that has actually left the Mets throughout the years. The Mets will go a number of years without getting approved for the postseason, however then will make a deep playoff run when they do certify. Since losing the 2000 World Series to the Yankees, the Mets have actually just reached the playoffs on 3 various celebrations.

 When Steve Cohen just recently took ownership of the group, it was believed that the Mets would complete for a World Series. The Mets made splashes with the acquisitions of Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez, however missed out on the postseason as soon as again in 2021 after leading the National League East previously in the year. While that’s not excellent by any stretch, the Mets have actually reached the NLCS two times, consisting of advancing to the 2015 World Series, where they lost to the Kansas City Royals. After being up to the San Francisco Giants in the Wild Card Round in 2016, the Mets have actually missed out on the playoffs the last 4 seasons. 

Knicks

Last champion: 1973

The Knicks have actually had durations of significant success throughout their franchise’s history, however are more understood for their reasonable quantity of battles. New York won NBA titles in 1970 and 1973 with groups that included the similarity Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere and Bill Bradley. In the early 1990s, the Knicks were likewise a juggernaut that took on Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls for Eastern Conference supremacy on an annual basis, however were actually the 2nd fiddle. The mix of Patrick Ewing and John Starks assisted the Knicks reach the NBA Finals throughout the 1993-94 season — throughout Jordan’s short stint with baseball — prior to eventually being up to the Houston Rockets in 7 video games.

In current years, they have actually missed out on the playoffs in 13 of the last 16 seasons. The group had a short duration of success from 2010 to 2013 with Carmelo Anthony being the centerpiece of the franchise. However, the Knicks seem headed on the ideal track after winning 41 video games in the routine season and getting approved for the playoffs in their latest project. 

Nets

Last champion: 1974 (ABA)

The Nets called New Jersey house for the bulk of their presence as a franchise. Prior to signing up with the NBA, the Nets won ABA titles in 1974 and 1976 with ultimate Philadelphia 76ers excellent Julius Erving leading the charge. The Nets have not precisely had an abundance of success given that signing up with the NBA in 1976. The group made it past the preliminary of the playoffs in simply 7 of those seasons given that 1976. They did reach back-to-back NBA Finals throughout the 2001-02 and 2002-03 projects, however lost to the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, respectively, in those looks.

In 2012, the group transferred to Brooklyn and has actually made the playoffs in 5 of their 8 seasons in the district. However, the 2013-14 season was the only project in which they made it out of the opening round. The Nets hope that their present core of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will assist bring a champion to the city, however that didn’t precisely concern fulfillment throughout the 2020-21 season. The Nets were removed in the Eastern Conference semifinals by the ultimate NBA champ Milwaukee Bucks.

Rangers

Last champion: 1994


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The Rangers are among the NHL’s “Original Six” groups and last raised the Stanley Cup in 1994 to end a 54-year title dry spell. The Rangers have actually just reached the Eastern Conference Finals on 4 celebrations because that champion season. In addition, New York has actually just reached the Stanley Cup Final as soon as and were beat by the Los Angeles Kings in 5 video games in 2014. The group remains in the procedure of improving their lineup around a core group of Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad and Alexis Lafreniere after missing out on the playoffs throughout the 2020-21 project.

Islanders

Last champion: 1982-83

The Islanders are accountable for among the best dynasties that the NHL has actually ever seen. In the early 1980s, the Islanders won the Stanley Cup in 4 successive years with a core group of Mike Bossy, Clark Gillies and Bryan Trottier. In addition, the group reached the Stanley Cup Final for a 5th straight season throughout the 1983-84 project, however lost to the Edmonton Oilers in 5 video games. 

Following their dynasty, any kind of prolonged postseason success had actually left the Islanders prior to the 2019-20 season in which the franchise reached the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL bubble. However, the Islanders was up to the ultimate champ Tampa Bay Lightning. The Islanders took pleasure in comparable success throughout the 2020-21 season, as they reached the Stanley Cup Semifinals prior to being removed by the Lightning yet once again.

Liberty

Last champion: Never


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The New York Liberty was among the initial 8 WNBA groups when the league was established in 1997. In their 24 seasons, the Liberty have actually gotten approved for the postseason 15 times, consisting of in their very first 6 seasons of presence. New York has actually been to the WNBA Finals on 4 various celebrations, however never ever has actually had the ability to win the title. The Liberty have actually missed out on the playoffs in each of the last 3 seasons, however are intending to turn the tides after preparing previous Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu. However, Ionescu suffered a season-ending ankle injury simply 3 video games into the 2020 project. The Liberty did get approved for the postseason in 2021 for the very first time in 4 seasons, however were removed by the Phoenix Mercury in the opening round of the playoffs.



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