The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators. The Giants had won the pennant and had a record of 94-60, while the Senators had a record of 93-61. The Giants took the first two games of the series, winning 3-2 and 8-5. The Senators responded with a 3-2 victory in Game 3, but the Giants won the next two games to take a commanding 4-1 series lead. The Senators won Game 6, but the Giants won the series in Game 7 with a 4-2 victory. The Giants' Carl Hubbell was named the MVP of the series, as he won two games and had a 0.67 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched.
The 1933 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-five series between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The series was the first Stanley Cup Finals to be played between two American-based teams since the NHL took over the Cup in 1926. The Rangers had reached the Finals by defeating the Montreal Maroons in the semi-finals, while the Maple Leafs had advanced by beating the Boston Bruins. The Rangers took the series in three straight games, with the first two games being won at Madison Square Garden and the third game being won at Maple Leaf Gardens. The Rangers' Bill Cook scored the series-winning goal in the third game, giving the Rangers their first Stanley Cup in their history.