The 1940 World Series was a matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers. The Reds had won the National League pennant by a close margin and the Tigers had won the American League pennant by a comfortable margin. The Reds took the series 4-3, winning the last three games in a row. The Reds' pitcher, Bucky Walters, was the star of the series, pitching two complete game wins and striking out 17 batters. The Tigers' Hank Greenberg was the offensive star, hitting .321 with two home runs and six RBIs. The series was a hard-fought battle, with the Reds coming out on top in the end.
The 1940 Stanley Cup Finals saw the New York Rangers take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-seven series. The series was a hard-fought one, with the Rangers taking the first three games. The Maple Leafs then won the next three games, forcing the series to a seventh and deciding game. In the end, the Rangers emerged victorious, winning the series 4-2. The Rangers' goaltender, Dave Kerr, was instrumental in the team's victory, allowing only nine goals in the entire series. The Rangers' win gave them their third Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.