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Big 4 Sports Championship Cities

Name the urban areas that have won a championship in one of the Big 4 North American sports.
MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL
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Last updated: February 11, 2024
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First submittedJune 30, 2012
Times taken72,755
Average score84.2%
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Metro Area
NFL (1933–)
NBA (1950–)
MLB (1903–)
NHL (1927–)
Total Wins
New York / Northern NJ
8
2
35
11
56
Boston
6
17
10
6
39
Chicago
8
6
6
6
26
Los Angeles
3
12
7
3
25
Detroit
4
3
4
11
22
Montreal
0
0
0
22
22
San Francisco Bay Area
7
5
7
0
19
Philadelphia
4
3
7
2
16
Pittsburgh
6
0
5
5
16
St. Louis
1
1
11
1
14
Toronto
0
1
2
11
14
Green Bay
10
0
0
0
10
Baltimore
5
1
3
0
9
Washington D.C.
5
1
2
1
9
Cleveland
5
1
2
0
8
Dallas
5
1
1
1
8
Denver
3
1
0
3
7
Miami
2
3
2
0
7
Kansas City
4
0
2
0
6
Minneapolis
0
4
2
0
6
Cincinnati
0
0
5
0
5
Edmonton
0
0
0
5
5
San Antonio
0
5
0
0
5
Tampa
2
0
0
3
5
Houston
0
2
2
0
4
Milwaukee
0
2
1
0
3
Atlanta
0
0
2
0
2
Seattle
1
1
0
0
2
Indianapolis
1
0
0
0
1
New Orleans
1
0
0
0
1
Portland
0
1
0
0
1
Rochester
0
1
0
0
1
Syracuse
0
1
0
0
1
Phoenix
0
0
1
0
1
Calgary
0
0
0
1
1
Las Vegas
0
0
0
1
1
Ottawa
0
0
0
1
1
Raleigh
0
0
0
1
1
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Level 48
Jun 18, 2018
Montreal has 24 stanley cups
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Level 80
Feb 13, 2024
Not since 1927. The Canadiens' first win in 1916 was when they were part of the NHA.

Now admittedly, there's something still wrong there:

Montréal have only won 22 times (not 23) since 1927.

I'm guessing the error might be due to including the 1924 win, when they were part of the NHL, but the Stanley Cup was still cross-league, and they won against the WCHL Calgary Tigers.

Since they've only won 22 times in the pure NHL era (since 1927) that should probably be amended.

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Level ∞
Feb 13, 2024
I'll take your word for it. I amended the quiz.
+1
Level 88
Jun 26, 2018
Damn, forgot Syracuse. Back in the day when only the northeast and Chicago had teams.
+4
Level 88
Jul 16, 2018
Per capita, Boston all around kicks butt, spread around over all 4 sports.
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Level 42
Aug 18, 2018
Anaheim has 1 win in the NHL, they won in 2007 I believe
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Level 72
Nov 12, 2018
I think they are lumping Anaheim in with Los Angeles. technically the same metro area
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Level 61
Aug 28, 2019
Correct. They won because of Bryzgalov. and Anaheim is in the LA metro area tho
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Level 51
Feb 13, 2024
bruh what? giguere was their goalie for both of their cup runs in 03 and 07 and giguere carried that team on his back
+2
Level 71
Aug 18, 2018
I just wrote random big cities. Don't even know what the big 4 is.. My guess would be basketball, baseball, american football and hockey?!
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Level 74
Aug 18, 2018
Screw Montreal. No offense, but really
+5
Level 53
Feb 9, 2019
Show some respect to the greatest team of all time
+3
Level 61
Aug 28, 2019
yeah, even as a Leafs fan i can admit the Canadiens have the best history.
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Level 32
Jan 24, 2022
The Montreal Screwjob yoooo
+1
Level 59
Aug 18, 2018
Houston won the first of back to back World Series last year....
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Level 86
Aug 18, 2018
Agreed (not on the back-to-back part...) but Houston should have an MLB title.
+1
Level 67
Aug 18, 2018
Love these quizzes on US cities! Never been, but they stick in the mind..
+1
Level 65
Aug 18, 2018
Damn, never knew Canadian cities play too!
+1
Level 57
Oct 14, 2021
Toronto has the Blue Jays in Baseball that won two world series, plus a few Canadian cities won Stanley Cups. Montreal has the most of any team.
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Level 57
Aug 18, 2018
cough cough, HOUSTON is current World Series Champs! list is not correct!
+2
Level 56
Aug 19, 2018
The curse of San Diego sports teams continues......:(
+2
Level 77
Aug 19, 2018
I scored a proud zero. The question is not properly explained. There's no such thing as "the big four sports" since which are big is purely subjective and your explanation used four unexplained TLAs none of which I knew. For the record my big four sports are athletics, rugby union, rowing and volleyball in that order. Sorry, but this is the worst quiz that I've yet come across on jetpunk.
+13
Level 59
Aug 19, 2018
One can only hope to be as cool as you. Until then, we will strive to reach that pinnacle.
+6
Level 66
Feb 22, 2019
What's it like refusing to interpret language in its social context? Does it help you understand people, or make yourself understood? Are you a hit at parties?
+3
Level 61
Aug 28, 2019
dude it says the leagues at the top of the quiz graph
+3
Level 72
Apr 22, 2020
Cycling, badminton, squash and Eton fives. Even I managed 50% on this test.
+1
Level 63
Nov 18, 2021
"MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL"
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Level 77
Aug 20, 2018
I missed Raleigh. I live in Raleigh.
+2
Level 53
Sep 8, 2019
I don't think anyone remembers the Canes winning the Stanley Cup, except for their 6 fans.
+1
Level 57
Sep 4, 2018
Las Vegas Golden Knights - new NHL franchise- won the Stanley cup in 2017! Need to add Las Vegas.
+8
Level 67
Oct 11, 2018
Sorry, but no they didn't.
+1
Level 75
Nov 12, 2018
Sadly, they didn't
+2
Level 57
Oct 14, 2021
Got to the finals, but lost.
+1
Level 39
Sep 24, 2018
Atlanta is wrong. The Hawks won one in 58.
+3
Level 81
Feb 5, 2019
Good try, but they were in St. Louis in '58.
+1
Level 81
Feb 5, 2019
Needs a few updates. (cough, Boston).
+2
Level ∞
Jun 14, 2019
Remember back in 2004 when the Red Sox were plucky underdogs?
+1
Level 26
Jun 13, 2019
Taking this quiz and I just realized I'm here before you update St. Louis' NHL championships from 0 to 1! Not a fan of them but it's awesome that they won their first Stanley Cup.
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Level 73
Jul 25, 2019
I don't think Houston has three NBA championships to their name. When did they win other than in '94 and '95?
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Level 48
Aug 6, 2019
Houston has an MLB title as well
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Level 47
Jan 28, 2022
with an asterisk*
+2
Level 60
Aug 25, 2019
I like how Montreal only has Stanley Cups, I really wish we had an NBA team...
+1
Level 53
Sep 8, 2019
Screw the NBA, bring us back the Expos!
+1
Level 57
Oct 14, 2021
It is because Canada has their own football league. NFL is only in the U.S..
+1
Level 80
Feb 13, 2024
1. Given that Zaroo77 says "we" in the context of Montréal, I'm pretty sure they know that.

2. And in any case, Canadian teams definitely exist in the NBA and (even including Montréal, historically) the MLB.

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Level 61
Aug 28, 2019
The Leafs have 13 Stanley Cups in the NHL era. 1917-18, 1921-22, 1931-32, 1941-42, 1944-45, 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1950-51, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, and, 1966-67.
+3
Level 53
Sep 8, 2019
Yes, pitiful isn't?
+2
Level 53
Sep 8, 2019
Question; Why do you have the NHL starting at 1927? Missing that one pesky cup for the Habs is irritating me.
+2
Level 68
Sep 21, 2019
I too am confused as to why the quiz starts counting Stanley Cups from 1927. Is that when the Stanley Cup became exclusive to the NHL and was no longer competed for by teams of other leagues? Doesn't quite make sense to me.
+1
Level 80
Feb 13, 2024
Because until then the Stanley Cup was a cross-league championship. The 1916 Canadiens weren't in the NHL at all (which, heck, didn't even exist then), and while the 1924 Canadiens were in the NHL, they won against the WCHL Calgary Tigers, not another NHL team.

1927 is when the Stanley Cup became a purely NHL affair.

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Level 48
Apr 7, 2020
Montreal has 24 Stanley Cups
+4
Level 74
Aug 4, 2020
This has already been posted five years ago, then again three years ago, then again two years ago. Thanks for your valuable contribution.
+1
Level 80
Feb 13, 2024
But the NHL Montréal Canadiens do not.
+1
Level 62
Sep 30, 2020
Add another Stanley Cup for Tampa
+2
Level 62
Oct 9, 2020
You'd think Montreal is a great sports city or just a big city with a lot of teams, with their 23 (24) championships, but it was just the Canadiens wrecking for 100 years
+4
Level ∞
Feb 7, 2021
Helps when you only have to beat 5 other teams.
+2
Level 57
Oct 14, 2021
There were as many as 10 teams in the late 20s and into the 30s. Such as the original Ottawa Senators and a second New York team (the Americans). Many of the later cups (70s and 80s) were won in the league when there was 16 or more teams.
+1
Level 77
Nov 1, 2023
I also understand that teams got to automatically retain players that came from their city limits... meaning that Montreal had a stacked team consistently throughout the Original Six era.
+1
Level 89
Oct 19, 2020
I always forget Baltimore when I picture the USA in my mind's eye. Go to DC and keep on moving.
+1
Level 77
Jan 6, 2021
I scored 78% without knowing what any of those TLAs stand for. I would have got more had I known to guess a few random large Canadian cities as well.
+1
Level 65
Feb 4, 2021
If these are indeed metro areas, St. Paul should be accepted.
+1
Level ∞
Feb 7, 2021
Changed to "metro" area to "urban" area.
+1
Level 22
Feb 25, 2021
the Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups
+1
Level 74
Mar 17, 2022
Wow, thanks for catching that one! It's not like you're the fourth person to point that out in this comment section! I don't know what we would do without your error-catching help!
+1
Level 46
May 4, 2021
My dude literally got Syracuse but not Atlanta or Montreal smh...
+1
Level 76
Jul 31, 2021
I know february has already passed, but the astros won the world series in 2017, yet the quiz has not updated for houston as of 2021
+1
Level 84
Aug 20, 2021
Kansas City has 2 NFL + 2 MLB = 3 total?
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Level 66
Oct 14, 2021
This is US-focused quiz and should be renamed:

Big 4 US Sports Championship Cities

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Level 63
Nov 18, 2021
well yeah a vast majority of the teams are in the US, with only one in the MLB and NBA being in canada
+2
Level 83
Oct 14, 2021
Love this, but please accept "Cincy" as a type in for Cincinnati...
+1
Level 59
Oct 23, 2021
Houston has 3 championships as a city, but only 2 belong to the Rockets/NBA. The other is the Astros.
+2
Level 65
Nov 3, 2021
Time to give Atlanta 2 now!!!!
+1
Level 59
Dec 10, 2021
Houston won MLB 2017
+2
Level 64
Jan 5, 2022
Sign stealing is not a professional sport
+2
Level 47
Jun 11, 2023
lol
+1
Level 57
Dec 10, 2021
Just curious as to why you started NBA champions from 1950; am pretty sure the NBA records champions from 1947.
+1
Level 44
Feb 1, 2022
houston has 2 nba championships not 3
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Level 44
Feb 1, 2022
1994 1995 Houston Rockets
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Level 61
Mar 1, 2022
I was never going to get Rochester or Syracuse, so I don't feel bad about missing those. Also, it is really weird seeing Detroit with 4 NFL titles. They were such a long time ago, and the Lions have been basically awful my entire life...my dad was a small kid when they won the last one. Ugh.
+1
Level 61
Mar 1, 2022
KC shows 3 total championships, but has 2 NFL and 2 MLB titles listed.
+1
Level ∞
Mar 1, 2022
Fixed
+1
Level 54
Mar 1, 2022
Says Houston has won zero MLB championships....
+1
Level 72
May 3, 2022
Please state in the instruction that some cities don't have a franchise anymore
+1
Level 57
May 20, 2022
Boston and Chicago are very well rounded, with both cities having at least six championships in each league
+1
Level 76
May 20, 2022
Houston only has 2 NBA championships, not 3, also the Astros have a World Series win from 5 years ago
+1
Level 80
Aug 25, 2022
Seconded (or more), can we swap the NBA numbers to 2 and MLB to 1 for Houston.
+1
Level ∞
Aug 25, 2022
Fixed
+2
Level 57
Aug 15, 2022
Big 4 North American Sports. Please amend the description. These sports are not big outside North America. Thanks.
+1
Level 76
Sep 23, 2022
I'm confused as to why you allow NFL championships but not AFL ones. The NFL officially recognizes both as a result of the 1970 merger. Also, by not going back to 1920, you are disregarding the league champions that existed prior to a championship game.
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Level 62
Jan 28, 2023
I really feel like if this website wants to gather to an international public, it should rename quizzes like these to something like "Big 4 North American Sports Championships Cities". How you can call it the big 4 without including the most popular sport in the entire world is just odd. No one outside the US and maybe Canada know what these "Big 4" even are. Baseball and American Football (and probably ice hokcey too) wouldn't even make the top 20 in most places.

If your target audience is only Americans, sure, keep this as it is. If it's not, maybe QM can think about this. It's just a suggestion.

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Level 69
Jul 13, 2023
Good to know that you included the 1904 World Series as a championship for the Red Sox, even though it was never played due to the (now San Francisco) Giants backing out

Big thanks from a Red Sox diehard

+1
Level 66
Aug 10, 2023
Milwaukee
+2
Level 75
Oct 3, 2023
hello, you need to add the nuggets NBA title.

Thank you

+1
Level 67
Nov 1, 2023
32, took me a while to realize Canada was part of this
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Level 62
Nov 6, 2023
I am so dumb. Tried "Colorado" a couple times, and then realized that duh, that's not a CITY, right as the timer went out.
+1
Level 68
Dec 6, 2023
Can you please add the Nuggets for the NBA and the Golden Knights for NHL!
+1
Level 51
Dec 19, 2023
If only Babe Ruth didn't curse us...
+1
Level 52
Jan 17, 2024
Texas Rangers just won a world series, and Las Vegas Golden Knights won a stanley cup
+1
Level 71
Feb 12, 2024
Cincy and Phily , as well as Otawa with one t ? Maybe automatic type ins aren't on.
+1
Level 78
Feb 12, 2024
St. Paul should work for Minneapolis.
+1
Level 60
Feb 13, 2024
I feel like the title should have "US" in it somewhere given said sports aren't as big in most of the rest of the world, Other than that though great quiz!
+2
Level 90
Feb 14, 2024
Pittsburgh Steelers fan here for the sole purpose of removing an NFL championship from the Cleveland Browns. They've got 4 from the pre- Super Bowl era - 1950, 1954, 1955, 1964. Their championships prior to 1950 were in the AAFC.