1947 Sports Championships

The year 1947 consisted of Sports Championship winners New York Yankees (MLB), Philadelphia Warriors (NBA), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Sport Winner Loser
MLBNew York YankeesBrooklyn Dodgers
NBAPhiladelphia WarriorsChicago Stags
NHLToronto Maple LeafsMontreal Canadiens


The 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers was a classic matchup between two of the most storied franchises in baseball. The Yankees were led by Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto, while the Dodgers featured Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, and Pee Wee Reese. The series went the full seven games, with the Yankees ultimately prevailing 4 games to 3. The Yankees won the deciding game on a walk-off home run by Tommy Henrich in the bottom of the ninth inning. The series was notable for being the first time that a black player (Robinson) competed in the World Series. It was also the first time that the Yankees had won the World Series since 1943.
The 1947 NBA championship final series was between the Philadelphia Warriors and the Chicago Stags. The Warriors won the best-of-seven series in five games, claiming their first ever NBA championship. The series was closely contested, with three of the five games going into overtime. The Warriors were led by Joe Fulks, who averaged 25.2 points per game, and the Stags were led by Max Zaslofsky, who averaged 26.8 points per game. In the decisive Game 5, the Warriors won in overtime, 79-75, to claim the championship.
The 1947 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-seven series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens. The Maple Leafs won the series 4-2, and captured their sixth Stanley Cup championship. The series was a hard fought one, with the Maple Leafs taking the first two games in Toronto, and the Canadiens winning the next two in Montreal. The deciding game was back in Toronto, and the Maple Leafs won 2-1, with Bill Barilko scoring the winning goal in overtime. This was the first time the Maple Leafs had won the Stanley Cup since 1942, and the first time that the Montreal Canadiens had lost a Stanley Cup Final since 1931.
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