1964 Sports Championships

The year 1964 consisted of Sports Championship winners Boston Celtics (NBA), St Louis Cardinals (MLB), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Sport Winner Loser
NBABoston CelticsSan Francisco Warriors
MLBSt Louis CardinalsNew York Yankees
NHLToronto Maple LeafsDetroit Red Wings


The 1964 NBA Championship Final Series was a best-of-seven series between the Boston Celtics and the San Francisco Warriors. The Celtics, led by Bill Russell and Sam Jones, were the heavy favorites heading into the series. The Warriors, led by Wilt Chamberlain, were looking to upset the Celtics and become the first team to win the NBA title in their first season. The series was a back-and-forth affair, with the Celtics ultimately prevailing in Game 7 by a score of 95-93. The Celtics went on to win their sixth consecutive NBA championship, while the Warriors would have to wait until 1975 to finally win their first title.
The 1964 World Series featured the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees. The Cardinals had the best record in the National League and the Yankees had the best record in the American League. The Yankees swept the series in four games, led by Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford. Mantle hit two home runs in the series and Ford pitched two complete game shutouts. The Cardinals were led by Lou Brock and Bob Gibson, who combined for nine hits and three runs batted in. The Yankees won the series with a final score of 4-3, giving them their sixth consecutive World Series title.
The 1964 NHL Stanley Cup Championship series was a hard-fought battle between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. The series went the full seven games and was full of excitement. The Leafs won the first two games, but the Red Wings came back to take the next two. The Leafs then won the fifth game, but the Red Wings won the sixth. The deciding game seven went to overtime with the Leafs finally emerging victorious, 4-0. The Leafs' victory marked their third Stanley Cup championship in a row, and their fourth in five seasons. The series was a great success for both teams, and the Leafs' victory was a great accomplishment.
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