It’s Sunday, you’re watching the game, and maybe even having some NFL cocktails. Next thing you know, you’re arguing about which state has the best sports history. Here is some information that may come in handy next time you have to defend your state’s legacy.
With a rich baseball history, the Empire State tops the list with a total of 35 MLB championships, which includes some victories by the Yankees and the former New York Giants. All of the state’s titles add up to a whopping total of 52 in the four major sports.
After giving us many years of a great rivalry and exchanging of NBA titles, the Celtics and Lakers have vaulted their home states of Massachusetts and California in the top three. They both have successful baseball teams in the Red Sox and Dodgers, which have earned them some extra points.
On the other side of the spectrum, states like Arizona, North Carolina, and Georgia are struggling to keep up. They round out the list with one championship each. Rough.
If your state didn’t make the cut, then either you don’t have any local professional sports teams or are trailing in the championships. Unfortunately, this can be a little upsetting. On the other hand, it gives you the freedom to hop on a winning team’s bandwagon! Woo-hoo!