The 1938 Stanley Cup Finals saw the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. The series went the full seven games, with the Blackhawks taking the championship in the end. The Blackhawks had a strong start, winning the first two games of the series. The Maple Leafs then responded with back-to-back wins to tie the series. The Blackhawks managed to regain the lead in the series in game five, but the Maple Leafs evened it up in game six. The decisive game seven saw the Blackhawks dominate the Maple Leafs, winning 4-1 to take the Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks' victory marked the first time in franchise history that they had won the Stanley Cup.
The 1938MLB World Series was a best-of-seven playoff between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs. The Yankees had won the previous two World Series and were favored to win again. The Cubs were led by their ace pitcher, Lon Warneke, and had a strong lineup of hitters. The series began in New York, with the Yankees winning the first two games. The Cubs responded with a win in game three, but the Yankees then won the next three games to take the series in six games. Lou Gehrig was the star of the series, hitting .529 with two home runs, seven runs batted in, and seven runs scored. The Yankees' pitching staff was also strong, holding the Cubs to a .213 batting average. The Yankees won their third consecutive championship, and their fourth in five years.