The 1937 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers. The Red Wings had won the regular season title, and were making their first appearance in the Finals since 1930. The Rangers, on the other hand, had finished in second place and had not been to the Finals since 1932. The Red Wings won the best-of-five series 3–2, with all five games being decided by one goal. The deciding game was won by Detroit's Marty Barry, who scored the only goal of the game late in the third period. The Red Wings became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup, and their victory marked the beginning of a dynasty that would win four Stanley Cups in six seasons.
The 1937 World Series was a rematch of the 1936 classic between the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. This time, however, the Yankees were the clear favorites, as they had gone on to win the American League pennant and the Giants had to win a three-game playoff series just to make it to the World Series. The Yankees proved their dominance in the series, winning in five games. They outscored the Giants 27-13 throughout the series, and their powerful lineup, which included Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Bill Dickey, was simply too much for the Giants to handle. The Yankees’ pitching staff was also dominant, as they allowed just thirteen runs in the five games. The Yankees’ victory marked their fourth World Series title in five years, cementing their place as one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history.