The 1928 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-five series between the New York Rangers and the Montreal Maroons. The Rangers had finished the regular season in first place with a 19-13-6 record, while the Maroons had finished in second place with a 17-16-5 record. The series began on March 30, 1928, at the Montreal Forum. The Maroons took the first game by a score of 3-2. The Rangers then won the next two games, 4-1 and 3-2 respectively, to take a 2-1 lead in the series. The Maroons then won the fourth game by a score of 4-3 to tie the series. The Rangers then won the decisive fifth game by a score of 4-3 to win the Stanley Cup. The series was the first Stanley Cup championship for the Rangers, and the first of three consecutive championships for the team.
The 1928 World Series was a matchup between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. The Yankees had won the American League pennant for the fourth consecutive year, while the Cardinals had won the National League pennant for the second consecutive year. The Yankees, led by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, took the series in four games. Ruth hit three home runs and batted .625, while Gehrig hit two home runs and batted .545. The Yankees outscored the Cardinals 27-10 in the series, and the Cardinals were unable to muster any real offense against the Yankees' pitching staff. The Yankees won the series four games to none, and Ruth was named the MVP of the series.