1950 Sports Championships

The year 1950 consisted of Sports Championship winners Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Minneapolis Lakers (NBA), New York Yankees (MLB)
Sport Winner Loser
NHLDetroit Red WingsNew York Rangers
NBAMinneapolis LakersSyracuse Nationals
MLBNew York YankeesPhiladelphia Phillies


The 1950 Stanley Cup Finals featured the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers. The series went to seven games, with the Red Wings winning the championship. The Red Wings won the first two games, but the Rangers came back to win the next two. The Red Wings then won the fifth game, but the Rangers won the sixth. In the decisive seventh game, the Red Wings won 4-3 in double overtime, with Pete Babando scoring the game-winning goal. The Red Wings had won their fourth Stanley Cup in six years. The Red Wings were led by Gordie Howe, who scored three goals and four assists in the seven-game series.
The 1950 NBA championship final series was a best-of-seven series between the Minneapolis Lakers and the Syracuse Nationals. The Lakers, led by Hall of Fame center George Mikan, had won the previous three championships and were the favorites to win the series. The Nationals, led by Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, were determined to end the Lakers' reign as champions. The series was a back and forth affair, with neither team able to gain a significant advantage. After six hard-fought games, the Lakers emerged victorious, winning the series 4-2 and claiming their fourth consecutive championship. The Lakers' victory cemented their legacy as one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history.
The 1950 World Series featured the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankees had won the previous two World Series and were looking for a third straight title. The Phillies, however, were determined to break the Yankees' streak. The Phillies won the first two games of the series, but the Yankees won the next three to take a 3-2 lead. The Phillies won game six to force a deciding game seven. In game seven, the Yankees' Allie Reynolds pitched a complete game and the Yankees won the game 4-2 to win the series and their third consecutive World Series. The Yankees' victory capped off a dominant decade of baseball for the franchise, as they won five World Series titles in the 1950s.
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