The 1934 Stanley Cup Championship series was a best of five series between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings were the defending Stanley Cup Champions, having won the previous year. The Black Hawks won the series 3-1, capturing their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. In game one, the Red Wings scored four unanswered goals in the third period to win 5-2. The Black Hawks responded with a 3-2 victory in game two and a 3-1 win in game three. In game four, the Black Hawks scored two goals in the third period to win 3-1 and clinch the series. The Black Hawks became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup since the formation of the NHL in 1917.
The 1934 World Series featured the St Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers. The Cardinals had won the National League pennant while the Tigers had won the American League pennant. The Cardinals won the series four games to three, with one game ending in a tie. The Cardinals were led by their ace pitcher, Dizzy Dean, who won two games in the series. The Tigers, however, were led by their star slugger, Hank Greenberg, who hit two home runs in the series. The Cardinals won the series in the seventh game, which was decided in the bottom of the ninth inning when the Cardinals scored the winning run on a wild pitch. The Cardinals had a dramatic come-from-behind victory to win the 1934 World Series.