1985 Sports Championships

The year 1985 consisted of Sports Championship winners Edmonton Oilers (NHL), Kansas City Royals (MLB), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
Sport Winner Loser
NHLEdmonton OilersPhiladelphia Flyers
MLBKansas City RoyalsSt Louis Cardinals
NBALos Angeles LakersBoston Celtics
NFLSan Francisco 49ersMiami Dolphins


The 1985 Stanley Cup Final saw the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers battle for the championship. The Oilers, led by Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier, had won the Cup the previous two years and were looking to make history by becoming the first team to three-peat since the Montreal Canadiens in the late 1970s. The Flyers, led by Tim Kerr, Brian Propp, and Pelle Lindbergh, were out for revenge after the Oilers had ended their season the year prior. The Oilers won the series 4-1, with Gretzky recording 12 points in the five games. With their third consecutive Stanley Cup victory, the Oilers cemented their place in history as one of the greatest dynasties in NHL history.
The 1985 World Series featured a matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Royals had won the American League West division while the Cardinals had won the National League East division. The Royals took the series in seven games, winning the decisive Game 7 with an 11-0 victory. The Royals were led by Bret Saberhagen, who pitched two complete games and won the World Series MVP award. George Brett led the offense with a .370 batting average and three home runs. The Cardinals were led by Jack Clark, who hit three home runs in the series, and starting pitcher John Tudor, who won Games 2 and 5. The Royals captured their first World Series title in franchise history, and the first for a team from Kansas City since the Athletics won it in 1929.
The 1985 NBA championship final series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics was a classic rivalry between two of the most storied franchises in NBA history. The Lakers had won the previous two championships and were looking to make it three in a row, while the Celtics were looking to win their 15th NBA championship. After a hard-fought series, the Lakers emerged victorious in six games. The Lakers were led by their “Showtime” offense, with Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy combining for an average of 60 points per game. The Celtics were led by their “Big Three” of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish, who combined for an average of 49 points per game. In the end, the Lakers were able to outlast the Celtics and win the series 4-2.
The 1985 NFL Super Bowl was a highly anticipated match-up between two of the most successful teams in the league. The San Francisco 49ers, led by quarterback Joe Montana, were the reigning champions and had an impressive 11-5 regular season record. The Miami Dolphins, led by quarterback Dan Marino, were the top team in the AFC with a 14-2 regular season record. The 49ers were able to hold off the Dolphins in a close game, winning 38-16. Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP after throwing for 331 yards and three touchdowns. The 49ers defense was also able to hold the Dolphins to just two field goals, and they forced four turnovers. The win marked the first of four Super Bowl victories for the 49ers.
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