1962 Sports Championships

The year 1962 consisted of Sports Championship winners Boston Celtics (NBA), New York Yankees (MLB), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Sport Winner Loser
NBABoston CelticsLos Angeles Lakers
MLBNew York YankeesSan Francisco Giants
NHLToronto Maple LeafsChicago Blackhawks


The 1962 NBA championship final series between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers was a classic matchup between two of the greatest teams in NBA history. The Celtics, led by Bill Russell and Bob Cousy, were the defending champions and had won four consecutive titles. The Lakers, led by Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, were looking to win their first championship since moving to Los Angeles. The series went to a seventh game, with the Celtics winning the decisive game 110-107 to win their fifth consecutive championship. The Celtics had a balanced attack, with five players scoring in double figures. Russell also had a double-double, with 16 points and 24 rebounds. The Lakers were led by Baylor, who had 36 points and 19 rebounds in the game. The series was a classic, showcasing some of the greatest players in NBA history.
The 1962 Major League Baseball World Series was a rematch of the 1951 World Series. It pitted the National League champion San Francisco Giants against the American League champion New York Yankees. The Yankees won the series, 4 games to 3, to capture their 19th World Series title. The series was marked by the heroics of Yankee center fielder Mickey Mantle, who hit .400 with three home runs and eight runs batted in in the seven games. The Giants were led by Willie Mays, who hit .250 with two home runs and four RBIs. The series featured several memorable moments, including Mantle's two-run home run off of Giants pitcher Jack Sanford in the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 3, which tied the game and eventually sent it into extra innings, where the Yankees eventually won. The Yankees ultimately won the series on Bobby Richardson's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7.
The 1962 Stanley Cup Finals saw the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks face off in a best-of-seven series. The Maple Leafs were able to take the series in six games, winning their third Stanley Cup in six years. The Leafs were led by star players such as Frank Mahovlich, Bob Pulford, and Johnny Bower, who all had strong performances throughout the series. Game 6 of the series was a close one, with the Maple Leafs winning 3-2 in overtime. The Maple Leafs were able to take the series 4-2, with the last three games being decided by a single goal. The Maple Leafs were able to take the series and the Stanley Cup, and the team was rewarded with a heroes welcome upon their return to Toronto.
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