The 1948NBA championship final series was a best-of-seven series between the Baltimore Bullets and the Philadelphia Warriors. The Bullets had the league's best record during the regular season, but the Warriors won the first two games of the series to take a 2-0 lead. The Bullets responded by winning the next three games to take a 3-2 lead in the series. The Warriors then won Game 6, forcing a decisive Game 7. The Bullets ultimately won the championship in the final game, winning 79-72. The Bullets' Buddy Jeannette was named the MVP of the series, averaging 19.3 points and 11.7 assists per game. The Bullets' championship victory marked the first time that a team from Baltimore had won an NBA title.
The 1948 World Series featured the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Braves. The Indians had won the American League pennant, while the Braves had won the National League. The Indians had a strong lineup, led by their star outfielder Larry Doby and their ace pitcher Bob Feller. The Braves, on the other hand, had a weaker lineup, but were led by their ace pitcher Warren Spahn. The Indians won the series in six games, with Doby hitting a walk-off home run in the deciding game to clinch the championship. The Indians became the first team to win the World Series after being down three games to one, and the first team to win the title after being down two games to none. It was the first championship for the Indians since 1920, and the first for the Braves since 1914.
The 1948 Stanley Cup Finals were a best-of-seven series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. The series was won by the Toronto Maple Leafs, who defeated the Red Wings 4 games to 0. The Maple Leafs were led by Syl Apps, Ted Kennedy, and Turk Broda, who scored the series-clinching goal in Game 4. The Red Wings were led by Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay, but were unable to overcome the strong play of the Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs would go on to win their fourth Stanley Cup championship in six years, and their sixth overall.