The year 1952 consisted of Sports Championship winners Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Minneapolis Lakers (NBA), New York Yankees (MLB)
The 1952 NHL
Stanley Cup Championship Series was a best-of-seven series between the Detroit Red Wings
and the Montreal Canadiens
. The Red Wings had the home-ice advantage, but the Canadiens took the series in five games. The Canadiens were led by goaltender Gerry McNeil, who recorded three shutouts in the series. The Red Wings were led by Gordie Howe, who scored the team’s only goal in game four, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Canadiens. The Canadiens went on to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth consecutive year, making them the first team to do so in the NHL
The 1952 NBA
championship final series was an incredibly close battle between the Minneapolis Lakers
and the New York Knickerbockers
. The series went to seven games, with the Lakers taking the championship in the deciding game. The Lakers were led by their star center George Mikan, who averaged 24.4 points and 16.4 rebounds per game in the series. The Knickerbockers were led by their star guard Carl Braun, who averaged 24.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The deciding game was a close affair, with the Lakers eventually winning by a score of 79-75. The Lakers' championship victory marked the first of five consecutive NBA
championships for the team.
World Series was a rematch between the New York Yankees
and the Brooklyn Dodgers
from the previous season. The Yankees had won the 1951
Series, and were looking to repeat as champions. The Dodgers, however, had other ideas. The series went the full seven games, with the Yankees ultimately prevailing 4-3. The deciding game was a classic, with the Yankees scoring twice in the top of the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie. The Yankees were led by their "Big Three" of Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford, who combined for 12 home runs and 31 RBIs in the series. The Dodgers were led by Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider, who each hit two home runs. The 1952
World Series was a thrilling, back-and-forth affair that ultimately saw the Yankees come out on top.